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Washer will not drain

Washing machine will not drain during spin cycle.  You can hear the motor running but, will not drain.


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Re: washer will not drain - Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top Load Washer Washing Machines

Replace motor coupling

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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If the timer advances normally thru the spin and drain steps of the cycle you selected, than the problem that would cause neither spinning or draining, is the wash motor is not reversing. The motors is a two direction motor. It spins clockwise for normal agitation, but counterclockwise to engage the wash drum clutch and operate the drain pump. I would ask you to check for motor sounds at all during the spin and drain cycles. The pump reversing in the spin or drain cycles can be a function of the machine's lid safety switch, or if not the motor switch or timer contacts. The lid switch is first thing to check here, for sure! If the machine seems to stop running when it comes time to drain or spin, the lid switch is your best bet!

Hope this helps.


Jan 16, 2011 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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I have a Maytag Quiet Series 200. In the beginning of the cycle, it makes a weird 'whirrrring' noise that goes away right after the first wash cycle. It's getting water. It's very noticable and I worry...

I have a quiet series 300 and it does that, too. I think it just balances the load before washing and is normal. I found this in the manual:
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Maytag performa PAV2300AWW does not spin (wash cycle works fine). During the spin cycle the tub does not rotate...but i can hear the motor running...water drains...Pls help


Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often inter related..

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Kenmore top loader washer - No spin - motor rattles - wtr pmp ok

Bad/broken coupler/

Sep 01, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Will not spin,

Washing machines may drain but doesn't spin because of the following reasons:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.

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    Jan 16, 2009 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

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    Rattling noise during spin cycle

    Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

    Nov 12, 2008 | Maytag MAH2400A Front Load Washer

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    Wash machine will not spin

    sounds like a problem with the coupling between to motor and the gearbox!

    Jul 15, 2007 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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    Drain pump starts and stops prior to final spin cycle

    Jayron, is the motor jogging? start to spin, stop, start to spin stop. If so, your motor is jogging between the high and low start windings. The motor during spin should start on the high speed windings and stay there until most of the water is drained. GE came out with a new motor, harness and run cap because of this. If you have a meter, there should be a white and white/red wire going to the motor. If you have a steady 120V and it's doing this jogging, replace the motor with the kit...Let me know if this the issue, back.

    Nov 05, 2006 | GE WWSE5200B Top Load Washer

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