The machine fills up fine and tumbles the drum ok from the start of a wash program.
As soon as it comes to emptying (between wash phases), however, the pump runs intermittently and the drum makes a little jerk once at the end of each pumping attempt (it looks like the drum motor rotates a couple of times only at this point). The machine continues in this behaviour indefinately, even once the drum is empty of water.
The machine also sticks in this state if it is started on spin.
We have checked all the hoses for blockage (cleaned them and refitted them), and checked the pressure hose is ok - I suppose it wouldn't stop filling if it was anything to do with that.
We have had the pump off and examined it - it seems OK, except when we try to spin the impeller with a finger, it seems very very 'notchy' - should this particular pump spin freely ? We didn't open up the actual motor bit of the pump.
Could a fault in the pump cause the misbehaviour of the drum observed ?
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Re: PE235 gets stuck on draining and won't go to spin
What you have is whats called a magnetic pump it should feel jerky to rotate but should be free without locking up, this pump is designed this way to avoid little things getting blocked in it.
if the pump is free from blockages and works electrically, then the pump is not a problem, the problem sounds like the motor or the motor control board pcb which is located at the side of the timer (i think on that model) first check the motor carbons for wear, the armature for signs of burning or sparking, then the module for any signs of scorching etc,
difficult thing to diagnose without test equipment but you now have somewhere to start from when looking
hope i have helped a little
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Could be several reasons:
- Selected the "Night cycle" program (means standing with the drum full of water, reason: too much noise in the spin cycle)
- Set to the "Rinse hold" (means standing with the drum full of water, reason: wrinkles on the clothes)
According to your description I think that this is not a failure otherwise error E20 will be appears on display.
Once the washing programme has come to an end, END illuminates on the programme progress display.
If RINSE HOLD was selected, the display beside the START/ PAUSE button flashes. 1. After a rinse hold, the water must first be pumped out:
- Either press the START/PAUSE button (the water is pumped out and the washing is spun according to the completed programme;
After the START/PAUSE button is pressed again, the spin speed can still also be changed during spinning), or
- Turn the programme selector to PUMP OUT and press the START/PAUSE button (the water is pumped out without spinning),or
- Turn the programme selector to SPIN or SHORT SPIN and press theSTART/PAUSE button (the water is pumped out and the washing is spun or gently spun).
At the end of this programme step, the END indicator will illuminate. 2. Open the door.
As soon as the DOOR indicator lights up green, the door can be opened.
I suspect that the logic board has developed a fault and probably needs replacing. 'Phone your Indesit Service Centre and get an engineer out. I believe a replacement board costs about £100 fitted, but a 12-month service plan paid monthly may be a bit cheaper, and will cover further breakdowns. Unfortunately, these boards are not the most robust or reliable examples of technology.
Turn off the power to the machine; preferably unplug it.
If you can open the door(?), bale out the drum by hand. I don't think there's a pump/filter access panel on this machine, so it's not easy to get the water out. You could try
disconnecting the discharge hose from the pipework, then lower the open end over a washing-up bowl so that the water drains from the drum by gravity. It depends how close to the floor you can get the open end. When enough water has drained, it should be possible to open the door to remove the laundry. Sorry, this may take a while.
Hope this has helped.
kenmore tumble action washer model#417.44152400,
Washer is approximately 3 years old. Will not drain or spin. When it tries to spin, clicking noise heard inside of unit. Would a clog insie the lines disable the spin cycle ?
You may have a corrupted ccu or relay. Does the machine drain and is there an error code? It starts ok and then does not continue and the pressure switch is ok? You may want to remove the swith and lightly blow into it and check for continuity and then ohms. Any small measure and I would replace it. Also if the ccu says it is ok and it is not then I would question the ccus ability to function normally.