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Washing machine makes 'gravel' like sounds when draining water, as if there's something in it. Any help on troubleshooting what it might be? It still works but I wonder for how long. kind regards, Lena Hunter

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  • paullenahunt May 08, 2009

    Thanks for the advice Kevin, will try looking into the pump, I downloaded the manual to make sure I don't pull the wrong parts.

    We'll try this tomorrow morning, I want some help from my husband before I break the machine completely :)



    Will keep you posted and if it works, I will accept your solution,



    thank you for your quick reply,



    kind regards,



    Lena Hunter

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The sound is coming from the drain pump of the washer, it might have coin and/or debris stuck inside the pump which is making sound while the machine is draining. You'll need to open the back of the machine and will need to check for the same. Also remove the drain hose and clear the debris present.

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It may well be one of the items you mention stuck inside the pump. Is there a filter on this washing machine? It could be behind a panel at the bottom. If you can't get to the pump through a filter, then you'd have to take the hoses off of the pump and have a look inside.

Unplug the machine and lay it over on its back or on the side opposite to the programme timer. You may need to disconnect the hoses too in order to lay it down.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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