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Does not drain & makes a loud buzzing sound(KENMORE 44042)

While i was doing a load of laundry i heard a sudden loud clanging/scratching sound coming from my laundry room. i ran in to see what it was but by the time i got there the sound had stopped so i thought nothing of it other than a possible zipper getting wrangled in the dryer. when my laundry was done i noticed that my clothes were still drenched in water.took out my clothes to see a pool of water in the drum that had not drained. i took the drain hose and put it over a bucket where the water then proceeded to drain out, thereby emptying the drum. i then ran my washer w/o clothes in it to test the cycle and see if it still did not drain. IT DID NOT DRAIN. while observing the whole cycle running,i noticed that it would at times make a loud buzzing noise that it never used to make. it seems that the times when water was supposed to be draining were the times that the buzzing sound would occur. what could be the problem and can i fix it w/o calling in a repairman? if i do call a repairman, can you guesstimate how much it would cost?

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  • hartheaded Feb 01, 2008

    we used the washer for three months and the pump got plug with lint

    how can i prevent this from happening. we never touch anything because

    it was new and has warranty.

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When you get the buzzing try pressing the door hard when it is closed. Open the door and slam it shut hard. Examine the black projection on the door and the mechanism it fits into to see if anything is broken or it does not close well onto it.

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This sounds like something has gone into the pump, coins or whatever, the objects need to be removed, also check the hoses, remove the plug to work on any appliance the buzzing is the pump trying to work but unable to go round, start there and see how you go if i have helped rate me please

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