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Washer won't drain - completely.

The actual model is - WHDSR209 which is very similar to wdsr2080 (also listed on my manual)

Everything seems fine except my clothes come out wetter than usual and there is some water still left in the bottom. I can't see the water but I can hear it when I move the drum. I also think the drum is looser than normal. I can't swear to that though.

The machine seems to spin and pump. I have run a rinse/spin cycle after I noticed the problem. I put magnets on the top so I could keep the lid up and watch the machine. It agitated. It drained. It spinned, and got to the super fast speed I am use to "hearing" but it still did not get the last of the water out of the bottom.

Any suggestions, and please be specific since I have no clue what anything is called, etc. I am very good at figuring things out and fixing things, just have never worked with a washing machine, other than installing it 1 yr ago. The product is only 17 months old.

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Re: Washer won't drain - completely.

I have been having the exact same problem in a top load Kenmore 80, starting about a year ago when I replaced the pump because the old one, (30 years old), finally seized it's bearings.

The new pump design has some rough edges near the water exit port and lint slowly collects there until it stops it from draining properly. Since the lint clumps do move around a bit, when the problem first starts occurring it is an intermittent problem, but as more lint accumulates it gets worse and worse.

The old pump couldn't be taken apart, (and never need to be taken apart), but the new one can be disassembled rather easily and when the lint clumps are removed everything works great for another month or two.

The pump is the so called direct replacement from Sears, for the washing machine that they sell, but obviously is not well suited for machines like mine that do not have lint filters.

I suspect they want to render my machine obsolete so that I buy a new one, after all they don't make much money selling 1 washer every 30+ years, especially if it rarely needs service. Why else would they sell pumps that don't work in place of pumps that worked well and lasted over 20 years.

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Re: Washer won't drain - completely.

Don't take the pump apart just rinse it out real good,check the hose in back of the washer for obstruction and the drain line to the sewer from the back of the washer, the outlet the washer drains into might be clogged. Check the belts for wear and proper tension

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