Question about Washing Machines
Washer will run up to 6 minutes then it wont drain but if i go to drain only it will drain then if i go to spin only it will spin
What type and brand of machine? top loading/ front loading? Do you typically load it heavily? or more average sized loads?
Sounds like you may have sucked a sock or other small clothing item into the pump.
If you can remove the front cover of the machine, you can access the innards and expose the pump. Some units have clear plastic pumps and you can see if there's something in it..
If nothing's in the pump, it could be something is between the inner perforated drum and the outer drum... this would allow things to spin and not drain when the culprit sock or whatever covers the drain hole (located at the top of the hose that connects to the pump.
Removal is tricky not to make a huge mess.. if it's in the pump, you can clamp the hose shut and keep the water in the drum while you remove the obstruction. still will backwash out of the pump..
If it's in the drum, If you can remove the top of the machine, and if there's a top on the drum, you'll need to remove that as well. Then take a piece of a coat hanger with a small hook bent on the end and go fishing between the tanks... you sometimes can pull out the obstruction...
Hope this helps... let me know Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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