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Kenmore 48102 Front-Loading Washer

The last load didn't drain properly but was completed (water & suds still in washer). Now the washer will not start up again no matter what setting we use. All lights will blink on & off and it will beep continuously. After reading some of the previous posts on here I did realize that our drain hose was pushed farther than the 4-6 inches recommended. Any advice appreciated!

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Re: Kenmore 48102 Front-Loading Washer

Try this to fix slow or no drain. Unplug machine, Remove water lines and drain hose from wall. Position machine so you can lay it on its back. Look through the cut out in bottom of machine and spot the 3 1/2" silver hose clamp attached to the drum holder using a Philips screwdriver. Detach the 3 1/2" rubber drain manifold from the drum holder but leave the smaller hose attached to flexible rubber manifold. (note there is a mounting clip that holds this manifold to the drum holder and also needs to be disconnected) Now feel for the hard plastic cup filter inside the rubber manifold. It should be near the pump end. Slowly work the filter completely out of the rubber manifold. Remove all debris and trash but save the coins. I found $2.75 and a soft plastic card in my filter. Put it all back together. This solved drain,filling,and cycle problems. I think the machine always saw the retained water and messed up the programing

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I have had the same problem. I unplug the washer for a couple of hours and then run the rinse/spin cycle and it takes care of the problem. I've had my machine for 2 1/2 years and this problem started exactly after the first year ended. The first time it happened, I called for repair but before the repair guys came I tried this and so far it has worked. It happens about every few months.iIt's a pain but so far no repair guy bill, yet.

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