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Drain/spin cycle want start

Washer stops at 03 and will not drain or spin. If set manually to drain it'll start and also spin. This is erratically and not predictable. Anyone has an idea what to look for?
Thanks, M-

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  • Steve Cuthbertson Apr 01, 2008

    03. Washer does not drain. I took it all apart and found no clogs. The pump will spin, but sometimes it seems to get stuck and just hums. If I set it on "Drain" and push on/off a number of times it will start to pump at some point. Do I need a new pump?

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    Same problem, the pump does not empty the water so the spin cycle does not start. The pump does not appear clogged and if I press start with the cover off, it seems to spin normally.

  • bugzar Jun 23, 2008

    Hi, read your posting here.  I have WFK 2401 that stops during the wash cycle and gives the #3 alarm. Water stays inside.   I took the machine apart, checked EVERY hose and all are clear.  The pump also is clear and seems to function.  During the alarm, if I turn the machine off, dial to drain, nothing happens.  If I turn the machine off, wait an hour or more, I can dial to spin-and-rinse and the machine finishes the cycle!  Sometimes, the pump will stop during the high-spin at 8 minutes left and leave water ( and wet clothes) in the machine,  but this morning ( after waiting the night) the pump ran during the whole spin cycle.  It sounds electronic, but I'm not sure what device to clean or replace first.  Any thoughts?    Mark -



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Hi there f 03 fault is the drain pump ,what is happening is the drain pump is overheating and tripping toc on the pump windings, thats wy if you leave it off for an hour it will cool down and the toc will reset, but my advise to anyone with this fault is just to replace the pump, as one day the toc may fail and you could end up with a fire hazard

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Open the cover on the pump, lower left. Make sure machine is unplugged take your finger and fell inside the holethat goes toward the tub and see if there is a clog.

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