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Pump makes noise and water runs out of bottom of machine error ob

Washing on hand wash cycle during rinse cycle the drain pump made loud noise and water dispensed from bottom of machine.

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HI. You may have a problem with the water pump such as a frozen pulley or a broken impeller. If that's the case, replace the water pump. Note: if you have a belt driven washer, check the belt(s) for cracks, as this would be a perfect time to replace the belt(s) if needed.

A broken impeller will wobble inside the pump housing, causing loud noises during operation. This is a strong indicator of pump failure. This will, also, cause leakage as well. the integrity of the pump housing will be compromised, leading to this leakage.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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    Michael Masters Sep 11, 2009

    Ok, concerning the OB error code.

    If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an "ob" for off balance.

    The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load.

    Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.


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