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Water backing up in the drain pipe

We have had the same washer now for about 6 or 7 years with no problems. Lately is has been backing up the drain pipe. My husband snaked the line and cleaned out the main cleanout valve in the basement, there was no blockage and other sinks/dishwasher drian into this line as well with no problems. Any suggestions???????

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Re: water backing up in the drain pipe

Many washers have a lint trap just before the pump
the traps get full of socks, lint, or other small items
those that dont have traps, should.
examine the hose between pump and trap and drum, for trapped small items

to see the hose and trap
kenmore whirlpool & heaps of others
Unplug washer
turn off taps

  • remove trims from edge of control panel
  • remove screws from under bottom edge of trims
  • raise slide forward and flip control panel over, hinged at top, do not dislodge air hose to level control
  • remove brass body clips under control panel, not position for reinstall
  • lift body 1/2inch (locator studs at bottom) and remove, top front and both sides come away as one piece
motor pump gearbox tub suspension is now exposed
reassemble in reverse order

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