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Washing machine won't drain

I have the front panel opened and the water is bailed and clothes are removed. Where is the drain pump to check for the clog? Thanks

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Go to an autoparts store and, buy a radiator locking hose pinch off plier. Then: unplug the washer (remove all power) bail out all the water with a cup or, bowl; remove the washer cabinet or, tilt back the washer against a wall so that you can access the pump from underneath the front; pinch off the tub to pump hose; lock the plier, place a towel under the pump; remove all screws on the pump cover; remove the blockage from the pump and, reattach the pump cover. remove the pliers and, test the washer. (if you can acces the pump from the front (like a front load washer) you do not need to bail out the water as, the pliers will hold the water in the tub, so that only a small amount of water will come out when you open the pump.)

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  • Wait to see if the water will drain on its own since there may be delays of up to three minutes between cycles.

  • Unplug the washing machine to avoid risk of electric shock.

  • Confirm that the drain hose is not "kinked," or trying to drain from a height of more than 8 feet from the floor.

  • Remove the front service panel at the bottom of the washing machine by unscrewing the three small screws using a screwdriver.

  • Drain the tub by opening the drain plug, which is located under the washer door adjacent to the pump. Use a bucket or large plastic bag to contain the water.

  • Clean any lint, coins, pens, screws, clothing or other items out of the drain.

  • Blow into the drain hose to determine if there is anything clogging it.

  • Feel the pump. If it is hot, it may also be clogged. Remove the pump, open the tension clips and remove any debris from inside the pump.

  • Reassemble the pump. You may need to replace the factory-supplied tension clips with metal screw clamps.

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