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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: front loading wash machine
Plug off the mains. First drain out all your water by lowering the
exit hose into a bucket or drain. You have to look for screws below the
front kick-panel, the panel comes down & out. (You may find the
drain hose here, on left) The pump is on the right side. Be prepared for
dirty water. Inside the big flexible tube (coming from the
tub bottom) is the filter, be prepared to find all sorts of junk here,
clean out. Examine your pump also, clean out the impeller.
Carefully refit all. Your machine would be fine.
Don’t wait for the machine to jam to look into your filter.
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Posted on Jun 08, 2010
Could it be that it has overheated? My mom's washing machine isn't a kenmore, but it has a mechanism that causes it to stall when it is overheated from constant use. After about 15 minutes it cools off and starts again.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
that is a drain code, you may have a clog in the catch tube,, sorry to tell you this but the tube is inside the hose that comes off the bottom of the drum, , you should be able to take the back cover off and find the black soft rubber hose coming off the bottom of the tub,, take it loose and look down in it , there is a white plastic trap in there to collect things such as coins and socks,, if coins get in there then lint will start to build up and then it slowes the drain down
Posted on Feb 10, 2011
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
On many different makes/models 'dE' stands for 'drain Error' anyway! On others it can stand for 'door Error which is why it is important to remember to state the make and model- but not everybody does ;-0)
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Following are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
Posted on Aug 14, 2011
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