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Pool of water in the drum if I let the clothes sit.

If I let the clothes sit in the washer, over time, water will accumulate in the drum. I removed the front panel and notice that the pump makes a really loud rattle sound. When the drain cycle is complete, there is still plenty of water in the discharge hose. I squeezed the boot and there is also water in there. The ball valve didn't seem to be all the way to the top. So... is the ball valve not working, the pump not working properly, or both. In reading the posting, every seems to be having problems around year 6 to 7. That is how old mine is.

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This is a very comon problem, not really witht the machine though. well i guess it is now.
you have debris / change / other stuff.... lodged into the pump
remove the lower access panel, disconnect power, there is a screw out portion on the pump, nail catcher. remove it and catch all water that comes out with a towl. unscrew it slowly to allow the water to slowly come out, or it will make a mess.

the clamp that secures the drain boot to the tub, loosten it and remove. use a large towl to catch the watter that comes out.
remove the spring clamp from the drain hose and remove the drain hose. again use a large towl to catch water. disconnect pump power supply and remove the screws that secure it to the washer, remove pump.
clear all debris from the pump and check to see if anything has damaged any impellars in the pump. do this with your finger.
clean out the rubber boot as well.
reasemble in reverse order.
before the access panel is put back, start the machine and visually check for leaks. if it leaks reset the rubber and clamp where it is leaking.

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