How can I remove the back of this washing machine?? The entire housing around the entire washing machine is moving whenever I try to remove just the back. There are alot of plastic clips around the back.
Does the entire cover lift off the frame??
An hour ago, this washing machine was mostly working, and now I don't want to damage it!!
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Re: Kitchen Aid KAWS700600 washing Machine
This machine is accessed from the front. take two control panel screws off flip up panel. unclip lid switch connection. take screwdriver and insert vertically in front of gold clips pry by pushing handle to rear of machine. rotate entire housing toward you . to reassemble ensure front lip of cabinet goes UNDER forward edge of frame
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This can be caused by a clogged filter in the washing machine or a blocked drain line in your house. There can be a few other reasons, but these are the most likely.
If you would like to try to repair it yourself, then follow these instructions:
UNPLUG the washing machine. Repeat, UNPLUG the washing machine!!!
Check the filter in the back of the washing machine on the bottom right-hand corner. Place a shallow dish under the filter. Loosen the filter to drain out the water. Remove the filter and clean it out. Look at where you removed the filter and you will see the water pump impeller. Make sure it can move and isn't locked up. Remove any debris from the impeller.
Replace the filter, and plug in the machine. Try a short wash cycle. Check for leaks around the filter.
Having at one time done warranty service on those machines in a decent size city ( Calgary Ab. Canada ), I saw these almost daily so I know exactly what is preventing the clothes from drying ( 99% sure at least )...even though as you`ve stated "feel heat around the machine". The condensor fan wheel and heater housing are clogged with lint.
**turn off the power or unplug the "combo" from the wall**
If you are capable of removing the top you'll soon notice there is not much elbow room in there to work...even less than home units which are a little easier, but not much. Fortunately for this issue you won't need much. On top, directly behind the timer on the right hand side top of the tub, is a "condensor/heater housing" ( usually made of "white metal" or "pot metal" as some refer to it ) with a blower fan motor fastened to the top. Remove the fan motor wires and then the motor itself from the housing via four hex head screws ( they may be philips heads...that`s not important ) around the perimeter of the fan motor bracket.
This is where "elbow room" may be tight, but with persistence and careful maneuvering you can do it. You may be able to move the tub to the back and left While backing out the fastener's/screws to give you a little more room. Pull the motor assembly up & out ( careful of wires and sharp edges ) and examine the blower wheel and housing. By now it should be obvious of the problem. These unit's because they are so compact are vulnerable to lint build up in the blower wheel and housing hence, the unit will not perform well in the "dry" cycle.
When you have the blower removed I find running hot water from the sink tap ( or anywhere...I don't think it matters, ha ha ! ) over the blower wheel cleans it thoroughly. Cleaning out the condensor housing is a nother matter...by hand is one way to do it. It can be cleaned via a garden house, but be careful not to overfill the tub or flood your place. ( if possible, take the washer right out of the RV/motor home ) Normally it drains when plugged in, but since your's is not plugged in it will have to drain with gravity, that`s why it`s good to remove the entire machine from indoors.
Hope that helps move you forward, or better yet solves the problem entirely.
Let me know if I can assist you further, I'll watch for your reply here.
Thank's for visiting "fixya" for your repair inquiries.
Are you sure the pump is working, or it the motor thats running? If the pump is truly working, there is a clog in pump or line. If the motor is working, but the pump is not, you will need to replace. You can usually buy a replacement pump for the washing machine for around $50. They are usually easy to install for a beginner DYI. Make sure you know the easiest way to remove washing machine housing to get at pump and motor. Unplug entire unit. Remove 2 hoses for pump and either screws or brackets to remove housing. BTW if the washing machine won't drain, you are going to have a bunch of water that gravity wants to dump out of machine. Bring pump to parts dealer for exact match.
There are at least 3 suspension points around the outside of the outer drum that hold up the entire mechanism. They each have a suspension spring plus some form of motion damper. One or more may have been bent, broken, or displaced. It should be up to the moving person(s)/(company) to repair it. If a friend did the moving, I guess you are on your own. If you can open the top or remove a back panel, maybe you can see what is wrong and fix it yourself. Once you can see the mechanism, shake the internals back and forth--the whole assembly should move side to side in different directions, yet with increased friction. If one point doesn't seem free, look at it carefully.
There is an unvalance in the machine obviously. I would be checking the shock absorbers to see iif any are broken or not in place.. If it is a toled floor it is oftemn difficult to prevent some movement when the machine is in spin. one way around this ( providing it does not have a broken chassis or shocks) is to place a heavy rubber mat under the machine to prevent it moving on the slippery tiles
check the suspension system. I am not familiar with this particular achine, but front loaders in general must have the straps put back on the tub when moved. if the unit recieved and hard drops or bumps it could have ruined/damaged the suspension causing it rock out of control. The suspension could be springs/ and or shocks, like a car