Question about Washing Machines
Want to clean lint from inside unit
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you are mechanical and are not afraid of small wires you can try this. I had the exact same problem on my machine. i very slowly diasssembled the machine. not hard to do. removed the top. unscrews from the back and slides to the back to come off. remove the door. unsnap the plastic plate that goes around the door.it is held on by small snap clip that pop off if you use a small flat screw driver to pry it out. remove detergent tray. and screws that attach it to the inner box. now the hard part. remove the face plate. it unsnaps similar to large door plate.very carefully unclip the circuit boards. they are held in by plastic clips around the outside and white plastic clips in the middle. you must gently pry up and release these clips one at a time. a second person is helpful, so are small needle nose pliers. clean both circuit boards very gently with isopropyl alcohol and qtips. mositen the qtips and clean every inch of the boards. be very careful not to bend or crack anything. you must get all the yellowish flux and any other corrosion growing on the board off. there is one more board that must be cleaned. the power supply board. it is mounted on the top right side near where the face plate wire come through. this is not hard to remove it is held in by small clips. the tricky part is the wires. they are all designed so they cannot be plugged in incorrectly but i have seen what people are capable of. make a map. number them with a sharpie so you know where they go. remove this board and clean it the same way. this on will probably be the worst offender. i cleaned all the boards reassembled and it works like new. below the door is a panel that should also be removed. there is a removable drain filter that should be cleaned out. i found pens and toys in mine. the machine could not pump out the water fast enough and would shut down and trigger f70 and f 20 codes.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
Removing the lower front panel would help immensly in determing where the leak is coming from. Most commonly, the leak is caused by the door bellow (gray rubber boot) leaking. If you pull back the rubber folds in the door seal and inspect around the perimeter, you may find that it has become ripped or torn. This is normal as they do wear out with age. If you determine the door bellow to be leaking you will need to replace it. The following link explains:
The instructions to remove the lower panel are included in the link I provided. Another common symptom of a leaking bellow is the front counter weight on the drum will be wet.
If the bellow is intact, with no obvious signs of holes, check the water inlet tube that is located on the left hand side of the bellow to ensure it is fully inserted through the bellow properly. The inlet tube, if not inserted through the rubber correctly, will cause the water to run behind it and out the bottom of the cabinet. Push the tube through the rubber until it reaches the flange on the inlet tube.
Also check the following:
1. Check the drain line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump.
2. Make sure the drain pump reservoir cap is secure and not leaking.
3. Check the along the seam of the wash tub as well. There is a tub gasket that holds the two halves of the tub together that can develop leaks.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier.
2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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