Question about Malber WD1000 Front Load Washer/Dryer
I think your water pump has died, or its little impeller broke.
The first thing to determine is: Can it pump out the water?
When the dial turns (itself) to "4", it begins an 11 minute period where it alternately runs the drain pump, while slowly tumbling the clothes CW then CCW. Do you see water coming out the drain hose? If you do, the pump & impeller are fine.
You might have a clogged "coin trap". That's the little basket behind the trap door on the front lower right corner. When this is opened, any water in the Washer will pour onto floor (or a catch pan), so be careful. Open the access door (pry it with a kitchen knife or screwdriver); slowly unscrew the "basket" (placing shallow pan or towel under it), and pull the basket out to remove any clogging buildup which could block the water from exiting. If the basket is not clogged, there could be a clog in the hoses. Pull the drain hose out of the drain pipe, and blow hard into the end. If the hose is not clogged, air will come out of the "basket" receptacle, which you can hear and feel.
If nothing is clogged, you're back to testing the pump. It is at the back right, bottom, where the drain hose exits the Washer. Pull the machine out to access the back; remove back (ten 1.5mm Torx screws); listen to see if drain pump motor hums (it doesn't run all the time); There are two wires connecting to the little motor - they are simply 120 Volt A/C (like from a wall outlet). You could pull the 2 connectors off and temporarily connect your own extension cord - to see if motor runs when A/C is applied. Being A/C, it doesn't matter which wire goes where. If the pump is bad, I have one. Call me at 703-851-6536.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the machine is brand new, I imagine all you want to do is check you're using the machine correctly before you claim on the warranty. Trouble is, the design of this machine is so weird, and the instructions so poor that it's easy to get it wrong. So far as I can make out from this distance, you need to have all of: Spin Cancel: Out Half Load: In Cold/Cold: In Hot/Cold: Out Cold water supply: Available Drain Hose: Connected .... and as with most condensing dryers, you need to let it run to the end of its cycle - if you take stuff out without running the final 12 minute cooldown period, everything will come out feeling a bit clammy. If those control settings don't help, try a functional faultfinding approach. To dry properly, the machine needs to do four things at once: 1. Tumble the clothes: You can see whether this is happening or not. From your description, it sounds like this is working. If this isn't right, see if changing control settings works, but then for a new machine make a warranty call. 2. Blow hot air over the clothes: You should be able to hear the fan running, and if you open the door, the air which comes out should be quite warm. If this isn't right, see if changing control settings works, but then for a new machine make a warranty call. 3. Condense the moisture out of the circulating air: If this isn't happening, the clothes don't get any dryer - they just get increasingly hot. Before making a warranty claim, all you need to do with this problem is ensure that the supplies and settings are such that cold water (and only cold water) is getting to the condenser. 4. Pump out the condensate: If you've just washed successfully, this is probably going to be working fine. If not, then you'll start to see the drum slowly filling with water. If this happens, check the filter (p12 of the manual), then get the warranty claim going. Welcome follow-on questions or news on how you get on posted as a comment to this query. A.
Posted on Jun 27, 2007
If your clothes are wet after the wash it is quite possible your outlet filter is blocked. Check this out and clean out. This requires periodic cleaning, according to your usage. Refer to your user manual.
Posted on Sep 01, 2007
Hi. Mike here. Two "most likely" causes. (1) You simply have a leak at the lower right "cleanout trap". Remove the little white plastic "pull-out" assy. Check the black seal that looks like a little "tire". Is anything caught in it, or wrapped around it, or has it become deformed? Also, check that white plastic (2") washer, in front of it, is not warped (due to overtightening). Unscrew the "knob" (handle) part, all the way out, and separate all 4 parts. Clean knob, washer, tire (seal), and trap assy. Slip washer, then tire, onto knob's threaded "shaft". Flat side of washer goes against knob. Screw knob, washer and tire into trap assy, but only one or two turns. Then, slip entire assy back into machine's recess - and turn Clockwise to tighten. Only tighten hand tight (and I don't mean Macho tight!)
(2) If that doesn't fix, you may very well be using WAY too much detergent. These machines use only 2 or 3 (Max!) Tablespoons of HE liquid detergent. I've seen cases where folks were using 1/2 cup of liquid (or powder) and even more. That causes so much foaming that there have been overflows, from the lower right corner, even though nothing was wrong with the machine. To remedy, run a load empty, with NO detergent.
Good luck, and God bless.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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