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Washing machine won't empty water

Crappy 2nd hand washing machine bought for 50$AU from neighbour. 

Have used for two months - with reasonable results.  Sometimes it seems to have leaked only a little.  I primarily use it on one type of wash as it doesn't seem to leak on this one...however, my flat mate changed the dial to water level small load (maybe she's done it before - and doesn't use the same dial position as I) but since this just happened when she did this - I thought maybe it had something to do with it - most likely not, but that's about all the info I can give you....it just has refused to empty the water, I've tried mulitple dial positions, etc.  No happiness.

I appreciate any help you are able to provide.  Nice to have found your site.  Not sure if the product is correct it is an Admiral 510 top loader.

Kind regards,
Faithe

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  • Faithe Oct 29, 2007

    Hi Thanks for your really detailed reply.  I tried what you suggested.



    1) Machine has always worked even when i've opened the top



    2) There is no latch or hook or hole for any apparatus to trigger.



    3) Now what? 



    4) Am I looking at buying another machine...oh the agony! 



    Thanks so much for your help.  I'm sure Australia would open their arms to you and welcome you in for a beer and a steak!



    Kind regards,

    Faithe

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I HAVE A BELT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE WASHING MACHINE BUT IT'S JUST AROUND ONE PULLEY. SEEMS USELESS TO HAVE IT AROUND JUST ONE THING
    IS THERE A DIAGRAM OF HOW THIS THING IS SUPPOED TO BE HOOKED UP. STUPID MACHINE IS BROKEN I WAS TOLD TO LOOK AT THE BELT I LOOKED AT IT, IT'S THERE BUT WOULD DO THE SAME JOB SITTING IN THE GARBAGE. THE BELT DOESN'T MOVE AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR IT TO MOVE. I KNOW I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT I'M DOING SO I'M HOPING SOMEONE WILL GIVE ME A DIAGRAM THAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS FOR. I AM DUMB IF I CAN'T FIND EVEN THAT. AND I'M TRYING TO FIX A STUPID WASHING MACHINE BECAUSE MY ******** CAN'T AFFORD IT BUT NO ONE IN MY HOUSE SEEMS TO CARE. BEEN WORKING A FULL TIME JOB WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE HOUSE HAS TWO WEEKS OFF FOR SPRING BREAK. DO I COME HOME AND GET A BREAK? HELL NO!!! I GET, WHEN YOUR DONE WITH THAT WE NEED TO GO TO THE STORE AND GET SOME STUFF. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR ME. KNOW IT'S JUST ADDED PRESSURE AND I FEEL LIKE EVERYONE THINKS I'M TOO SLOW. I STARTED TYPING THIS THREE HOURS AGO INSTEAD OF WORKING ON THE WASHING MACHINE. SO THEY ARE RIGHT I AM SLOW. SO WHAT. NOT MY FAULT I HATE WORKING. I'M GOING TO GO KICK THE CAT TO RELEIVE SOME TENSION SO THAT I DON'T GET TOO MAD. **** IT!! CAT DIED A FEW MONTHS AGO. THAT IS THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT CATS. GOOD TO KICK OUT YOUR FRUSTRATION OUT. BUT IT'S NOT WORTH THE SOUND OF THIER MOW. I DON'T WANT ANOTHER CAT. THE LAST ONE WAS DUMBER THAN ME BUT HAD A FREE RIDE FOR EVERYTHING WITH NO RESPONSIBILITIES OF OBLIGATIONS. **** IT!!! I'M DUMBER THAT THE DUMB CAT. YOU KNOW WHAT, I GIVE UP. THIS WASHING MACHINE CAN KISS MY ***. I'M GOING TO ATTEMPT TO PUT IT BACK TOGETHER THEN JUST TELL PEOPLE I FIXED IT. WHEN THEY TRY IT AND IT DOESN'T WORK, NOT MY FAULT THEY BROKE IT AGAIN. HOW ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE IN THE HOUSE GET A JOB SO THAT WE CAN AFFORD A NEW ONE. SOME FOOD IN THE HOUSE WOULD BE GOOD TO. SOONER OR LATER SOMEONES GOING TO COME WALKING INTO THE GARAGE TO SEE MY PROGRESS AND TO SEE WHAT THE HELL I'M DOING IN HERE FOR SO LONG AND I'M GOING TO SAY, YOU FIX IT THEN. THATS IF I DON'T PUT IT BACK TOGETHER FIRST. ONCE I'M DONE, DOWN TO THE STORE GET MY SIX PACK OF BEER REWARD FOR A JOB WELL DONE THEN ANOTHER SIX PACK OF BEER BECAUSE, THEIR GOING TO NOTICE IT IS STILL BROKEN. MORE BROKEN THEN BEFORE.

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This can often happen on a top loader if the lid switch is not engaging properly.  The drum usually rotates (slowly at first, then much higher speed as the water is expelled) and, as a safety precaution, there is a locking mechanism for the lid. You will get the same result if you leave the lid open... cycle just pauses at the drain/rinse/spin part of the cycle.
Now, to solve the problem...
First we need to confirm the problem ...put the dial in spin cycle and see if you can open the lid, or if it is locked.  If the lid opens ,then you are probably not engaging the switch that enables the washer to lock the lid ( and turn on the pump).
THe switch is activated by a piece of plastic ( often in the form of a loop) attached to the lid which pokes through a slot in the metal top of the washer. a microswitch is located down in the slot. If part or all of the plastic piece is broken, the switch will not be activated.  If found to be broken, these are available at any appliance parats store, cheaply.
Sometimes the switch mechanism shifts down slightly or the internal workings of the switch wear down to where the plastic piece does not push the switch down far enough to activate.  You can test for this -*USING GREAT CARE*  by inserting a plastic stick or other non-conductive (electrical) material (a popsicle stick or plastic drinking straw works fine) that fits in the slot and can be pushed down an inch or so.  The test would be to put the machine in the spin part of the cycle and, with the lid open, insert the stick/straw down into  the  slot (you may hear a click from the  switch). This should turn on the pump if the problem  was that the switch had not been contacted properly by the plastic part on the lid.  Only do this for a moment as it is not safe to run the washer with the lid open (they lock the lid for a reason :).
If this procedure does start the pump, then you have isolated the problem and need to have the plastic part on the lid press down further into the slot to activate the  switch.   For a $50AU washer , i might try to build up  the plastic part with some tape to penetrate into the slot further (dont put on so much that it doesnt fit in the slot or gets in the way of the locking mechanism).
Alternatively you could replace the switch or plastic part, or both (replacing the switch will require taking off the front panel).

do the tests suggested and get back to me.

Gidday!
(from a yank that would like someday to visit coober pedy and ayers rock, along with the other spectacular places and people of Australia... oh, yes, and meet Crocidile Dundee too  :)

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

  • paul witort Nov 02, 2007

    Sorry for the slow response here; we had a few days of no rain and no heavy cloud cover (highly unusual ) here in Portland, Oregon, USA and most of us here were standing outside all day trying to identify a large bright object in the sky :)



    Hmmm, this is different than the US models ... apparently there haven't been enough cases in AU of people getting dragged into the spinning top loader when they put their hand inside to grab something during the cycle :)

    So, as I understand it, the machine just stops at that point -no draining , no spinning, no buzzing ...and the timer does not advance, right?...total halt. Please confirm that.

    If that is the case, then the probable cause should have to do with what the washer expects as a condition to turning on the pump and spinning. I need some help here from some local blokes there that understand the detailed steps the Admiral 510 takes to get from start to finish. In the US models the switch on the closed lid is the main (only) condition that is needed for the pump to activate. I thought for a moment that your switch might be hidden back by the plastic hinge that the lid is attached with, but the fact that you say the unit ran through the full cycle with the lid up previously seems to eliminate that possibility.

    Unless this is a more modern 'computer board' controlled model, the timer should keep going and advance the washer through all the cycles - with occasional pauses for filling with water, etc.

    If your timer is advancing (but the pump and spin dont work), then the root cause is teh pump or the connection to the pump motor.



    I would also suggest calling the customer support number for Admiral in AU and seeing if they will help you over the phone as they have probably seen this symptom before. Repair parts places often will help with remote troubleshooting too. The next steps of troubleshooting are going to involve getting into the unit with a volt/ohm meter and finding out what is going on electrically.... it could be as simple as the pump is burned out (testable with a Volt/Ohm meter). Are you (or a friend) comfortable doing that?



    Regretably, this may be more expensive to fix ( find out the cost of a replacement pump and timer/control) than to get another used one.





    As a last resort, if you live near ferntree gully, Victoria, you have the opportunity to get another Admiral 510 model (with a different, more identifiable) problem... and it is only $1AU today :) Perhaps between the parts of the two of them you could have a good machine. This is available on ebay:



    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/admiral-510-washi...





    I am not affiliated with ebay in any way, except that I used to live several blocks from their corporate headquarters in San Jose, CA,USA.... just wish I had bought their stock years ago :(

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