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Think there is a blockage, filter was not put back properly! makes a bleeping sound and sounds like and impeller may be jammed

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Washer spins but doesn't get the water out


hi Ruth.
Washing Machine Won't Drain Water Last updated on November 7th, 2017
If your washing machine won't drain water out this article gives advice on how to fix it. If the washing machine has only just been plumbed in and it won't empty then check this article first - you might not need to drain or pull the washier out - won't drain after being moved or plumbed in. Otherwise, before trying to repair it you need to manually drain out the water that's stuck inside.
If your washing machine is stuck full of water because it's gone dead, or won't drain after being connected to a different u-bend you need to read the appropriate paragraphs in the how to drain washing machine link above before doing anything else.
What are the main causes of not draining? If the washer appears to be functioning normally but simply won't pump away the water these are the most common causes -
  • A blockage somewhere
  • Something jammed in the pump
  • Pump failure
  • An electrical fault
Is the water pump running - or not? On the spin cycle, is the pump running but water isn't being pumped out? If yes read on. There are two places to check for blockages. If the pump isn't running then jump to - If the pump isn't running.

Is the pump making a loud grinding noise?

If the pump is making a loud grinding noise, either constantly or intermittently, there is likely to be something inside being tossed around by the impeller. It's possible for a pump to have bearing failure but in most cases it will be an obstruction (such as a coin) stuck inside the pump. With the water drained out and pump filter removed it should be possible to see into the pump (where the impeller is) to check for obstructions.

Checking for blockages

Is the drain hose connected to the u-bend under the sink? If so try checking the spigot for blockages. Note that if you cannot hear the pump running don't bother. A blockage here would not stop the pump running, nor would it make the pump stop making its normal noise.
This is a simple fix, and can be done without moving the washing machine. The drain hose is connected to the u-bend by a plastic spigot pushed into the end of the drain hose. Unscrew the spigot to inspect inside. Also check inside the u-bend where the spigot screws on. A small button, or accumulated bits of stringy threads and lint from laundry can get stuck here. It takes surprisingly little to stop the water being pumped away at this point.

Check for a blocked pump filter

Next you need to check for blockages in the main pump filter if your washing machine has one. Most do. You will need to have drained out as much water as possible before removing the filter. Also, put down large bath towels before removing the pump filter to soak up the water that will inevitably come out.
Taking the filter out It should be easy to pull the filter out. If unsure check your instruction manual or the pump filter link above. If the filter appears jammed and won't come out read the advice in the pump filter article. Don't make the mistake of assuming that anything found in the filter will account for the fault. The pump filter would need to be physically blocked by something like a sock, or a buildup of lint to stop the washing machine from pumping out.
If all you find is a few buttons and coins this will not be the reason your washing machine isn't pumping the water. Only an object actually jamming the pump impeller or a substantial blockage of the filter would account for not draining.
If the pump isn't running The most common reason a pump isn't running is because an obstruction is physically jammed inside it. Check that the impeller turns and it's not jammed (or broken and loose on the shaft). It may have a little magnetic resistance at one point but it should be at the same point on each revolution.
The impeller should turn fairly easily. It might be possible to hear a gentle hum in place of the normal pump sound although not necessarily. A hum would indicate the pump his electrically OK and is trying to run but is jammed. With water drained out of the washing machine remove the filter and check for obstructions. If no pump filter is fitted the pump may need removing to check.

Pump isn't jammed

If the pump is not jammed then it needs testing with a continuity test meter for open circuit resistance across the pump's terminals. An open circuit pump is clearly faulty and needs replacing.
if none of the above helps you out you might have to call an engineer out.

Nov 30, 2017 | Washing Machines

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Pump making a buzz noise but won't start up


it sounds like the motor has seized. if not seized, there may be something blocking the impeller. disconnect the power and try to spin the impeller

Sep 10, 2014 | Hayward Pool & Spa

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Filter has clean hoses and new sand, but water return is still low. valve cover has debris in non-removable housing.


Does not sound like a product failure. But more info would help so I'm making some assumptions. Double check the hose connections going into the filter are in the proper location. The hose from the pump will plug into the highest port and the return to the pool will be the lower port that does not have the sight glass. Make sure you are only vac'ing on the "filter" or "waste" setting. Never vacuum your pool on "backwash". If this is not your problem then look to the pump for an impeller blockage. Lining the pump basket with a nylon stocking will keep debris like cottonwood from making it through the basket and clogging impellers and filters.

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I keep getting OE displayed on my washing machine. I have drain cleaned the pump filter and inlet filter but am still getting same display. What should I do?


Hello there and thanks for choosing fixya
Small objects may not be noticed. They could be underneath the impeller, wrapped round the impeller or stuck inside the pump chamber out of sight.
An elastic band or elastic from a hair bobble, a small piece of torn strap from a bra, a large piece of grit or stone, a small screw, a piece of plastic etc. items like these and other similar obstructions could all cause the impeller to slow down and not be capable of creating the vortex required to force out the water. Rubber bands and similar can wrap around the impeller restricting its movement. Other items could get trapped underneath the impeller out of sight and also restrict its movement. In all these cases it should be detectable by trying to turn the impeller with a finger or screwdriver (with the machine unplugged of course!). It should move freely. However, some impellers may feel like there's a small resistance which when overcome allows the impeller to jump 180 degrees round. Then another small resistance needs overcoming before it jumps round again. Without knowing how free an impeller should be it's hard to diagnose but if one is quite tight all the way round it is probably obstructed.
A button of a specific size could be small enough to get through the pump filter and even past the impeller, but then get jammed inside the pump outlet chamber where the drain hose attaches to. This would be invisible unless the drain hose is removed and you look into it. Another common blockage here that can remain undetected is a small piece of a bra wire that got through into the pump outlet chamber and has jammed inside. Subsequently most of the fluff and threads that would normally pump away can get snagged on it and build up into a blockage.

2: There is a blockage somewhere after the pump, either inside the drain hose or in the connection that the water discharges in to under the sink -
A button of a specific size could be small enough to get past the pump and into the drain hose, but be too large to pass through the drain hose or through the plastic spout on the u-bend that the drain hose may be connected to ( see picture of a typical u-bend sink adapter for plumbing a washing machine into ).This could completely stop water from being pumped out, or it could even manifest as an intermittent fault. I've seen several cases where a button is jammed halfway up inside a drain hose or in the opening of the plastic spout of the u-bend connection but it spins round and acts like a butterfly valve. When swiveled round one way water can get past, but then the water flow can swivel it round again so that it stops the water flow. To check for this you'd need to disconnect the drain hose from the u-bend and examine the end of the drain hose and inside the spout itself to check for blockages.
If necessary, the drain hose can also be taken off the machine to see if you can detect any obstruction. I've managed to clear some large obstructions by shoving the end of the drain hose onto the cold tap at the sink and turning on the water. Be careful though, you can easily end up spraying water everywhere. I use a large dishcloth over the hose and hold on tight. If there's no blockage though or it's something that's swiveled round and not closing off the flow you shouldn't feel much pressure.

3: The pump itself is faulty -
If the impeller is broken it could be spinning on the shaft. In other words although the pump rotor is spinning it is not turning the impeller that forces the water out or due to slippage on the shaft it is not turning fast enough. The pump could sound like it's running but in fact it is not revolving at speed inside, however, I would expect it to sound different to normal.
It's even possible for the pump to be oscillating instead of revolving because of a fault causing it not to spin properly. You would have to use your imagination to find out if either of these are the case. It's relatively rare.
4: Finally - Watch out if your problem has only occurred after connecting the washing machine to new plumbing after moving house or after someone has put new plumbing in your current house and after connecting the washing machine it will not drain when it did before - Watch out for the blanking piece in new plumbing installations - particularly at new houses
Related pump troubleshooting advice: Washing machine won't empty water (From DIY repair help common washing machine problems) ' The water won't pump out of the washing machine (question 6 on this page)

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Bauknecht washing machine WAK 1400 ex. Loud rattle in drain pump, but clean filter and no blockage. Impeller looks OK, spins fine dry. No odd sounds from motor without impeller. Is there a guide for the...


Have the drain pump connected off line and tested, if there is the nosie then open and clean well try to back flush by using a water from the reverse direction.
If the noise has susbsided then reconnect to cirruit and test with load.
If there is play in the impeller it can makea noise , you remove and grease the shaft to set it in, if noise is absent then might need to put in worn bearings.

Sep 19, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Washing machine - efo error display. machine stops. bleeping sound


Hello,
The code EFO shown to the user can either be related to a blockage in the filter or pump.Also check the outlet drain hose for kinks or blockages.Another one to check out is that there is not too much detergent in the drum as this causes overfoaming.

Hope this was helpful.

Aug 04, 2010 | AEG Washing Machines

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The water flow from my pump slows to almost nothing after 5 or 10 minutes. I change the filter and it has a great flow for a few minutes then slows to a trickle.


There are screens at the hose connections to the pump and at the inside pool outlets and inlets. Check to make sure their clear. Also be sure your using a New filter not one you have cleaned off.

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My dishwasher is making a humming sound and does not rinse?


A humming sound can be a failing wash motor (that drives the water pump) or it can be as simple as a blockage in the the pump area beneath the lower spray arm, under the filter.
Remove the spray arm and the filter top (screws will need to be removed)
Use a flashlight and inspect all over the sump area for debris that is blocking/jamming the impeller area. Reasemble and test with a short cycle.
If the dishwasher continues to make the same humming, it is time to replace the wash pump.
Good Luck! Post back here if you would like more guidance.

Dec 08, 2008 | Whirlpool 24 in. DU1055XTP Built-in...

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Drain Cycle Noise


The only way to get into the drain pump is to have the top panel, the control panel and the front panel removed.  You will have to move the washer out of the closet to get the 2 screws holding the top in place.

Jul 14, 2008 | LG WM2688H Front Load Washer

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Water not getting to the upper level, dishes not cleaned.


Penrod, sounds like a circulation problem. Two things to check first. make sure the upper spray arm is not clogged with debris or split. Second is to twist and remove the filter and clear out any debris where the water enters the circulation pump impeller. If something has jammed the impeller, you would have to remove the dishwasher, remove the tank, remove the circulation motor and clean out the impeller...Catriver...post back.

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