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Smelly water & not going into spin

Machine running cold. Not going into spin without having to do manually. When in spin drum is uneven & noisy. Clothes don't smell cleaned & smells of old water. When opening to put a wash on, drum smells of old water. Help please. Thank you & look forward to hearing from you very soon (I hope). Lisa

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  • Lisa Pressnell
    Lisa Pressnell Mar 23, 2014

    hi thanks for getting back to me, unfortunately we've already done that and its still not working. any other suggestions gladly accepted. many thanks

  • pdqsailor Mar 23, 2014

    The hoses to the pump could be partially blocked. Also try to observe the pump rotating and spin the impeller by hand. The other thing is that the inlet screen on the water hose can be blocked - this happens about once a year with my machine - I take it off and blow it out backwards to clear it and rinse it in the laundry tub.

  • Lisa Pressnell
    Lisa Pressnell Mar 23, 2014

    pdqsailor, all of the above done with no resolve, thanks again, from despairing.com

  • pdqsailor Mar 23, 2014

    Does the pump function electrically and mechanically?

  • pdqsailor Mar 23, 2014

    Also does the water level sensor function?

  • Lisa Pressnell
    Lisa Pressnell Mar 23, 2014

    hi, done some more investigations after removing various places & found a couple of bits which could be of interest but nothing I could say would cause this. Previously the water level wasn't visable at all, but I've just done another load and the water level was as it should be.....hooray, but I still had to manually put into spin as it gets to 1 minute to the end of the cycle but has not rinsed or spun so I have to manually turn the dial to rinse & spin. Also the water is still cold, could the element be the issue for that? really grateful

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Try cleaning out the pump access port. It is at the front of the machine.

All sorts of stuff gets into these pumps on front loaders. A partial clog will go what you describe.

If you use a mesh laundry bag it will keep this from happening

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IMPORTANT: Read thoroughly. DO NOT add detergent or other laundry products to this cycle.
1. Remove all items from the washer.
2. Open the dispenser drawer and 2/3 cup (160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment. DO NOT use more than 2/3 cup (160mL) of bleach per cycle as this will lead to product damage.
3. Close the washer door and dispenser drawer.
4. Select the Clean Washer cycle or a full wash cotton 104 F wash (40 C). DO NOT use any higher temperature as this will cause unnecessary fumes
5. Press Start and allow cycle to complete.
6. If the bad odour persists, repeat the procedure 1 or 2 more times. This may be necessary if this is the first time you have run this cycle.
7. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to allow ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
8. Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly.
To maintain the washer freshness:
1. Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
2. Leave the door open after each cycle to for better ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
3. Use warm / hot water in your machine unless the fabric you are washing requires cold.
4. Use the correct amount of fabric softener.
5. If your laundry room is damp, use a dehumidifier.
6. Clean the door seal of visible residue.

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this might be coming from the rubber door seal clean it all the way round make sure holes at bottom are not blocked and the rubber door seal is all clean. also clean the draw so there is no power left in there and it is all clean. also a good thing to do is run it though a cleaning cycle with normal detergent at max temperature that the machine can do. hope this helps.

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It's very difficult to advise on a noisy washing machine because you can't describe noises accurately enough. People often describe the same noises quite differently.

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Generally though, if a washing machine is rumbling, and noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings have probably gone.

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1 Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.
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