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It says clean pump on the front of the machine i cleaned it but the same thing happened again please help

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I'm not sure what the thing was that happened again, but check the drain line for kinks or obstructions and check out the pump. I know you said that you cleaned the pump, but you really should check it out. Remove the hoses from the pump and use a flashlight to look into the ports on the pump. Check the pump impeller. Make sure there are no missing/broken blades and that the impeller will spin freely. If any blades are missing/broken or if you can't get the impeller to spin freely, then the pump is defective. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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