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Washer will not fill

When I press start it will lock, spin, unlock, lock and a few seconds later the drain pump will start and run for a minute or two. Then everything stops and the start light flashes at you. The only thing that happens after that is the timer counts down. HELP!

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  • djawife Jun 04, 2009

    We knew about this and have already cleaned it out a number of times - any other ideas??

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Your drain pump is obstructed. You need to remove the bottom panel to access the drain pump. The drain pump will be in the front center of the unit. Once accessed you will see a large knob/screw this will need to be turned clockwise (be ready with some towels and bucket) once you have it open, you should be able to clean out the trap. Reverse to reassemble.. Good luck.. Hope this helps... Bill

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

  • Bill Brignoni Jun 04, 2009

    Door lock assy. If you've cleaned the trap & it continues to error out with a countdown, Then it would be indicative of the board not receiving a signal from the door lock.

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