Question about Washing Machines
I've had this washer about two years. I've experienced my first problem with it today. I went to put the clothes in the dryer and noticed the clothes were still very wet. I noticed the knob was not on OFF. I turned the knob back to heavy load and it filled back up with water and it started to spin again. I thought everything was ok, but it stopped in the same place again. It clicked twice like it was going to start to drain, but it didn't. So basically the problem is that it will not drain. Does anyone know what I should do? Would it be cheaper to buy another washer? I think I bought it for less than $200. Thank you in advance.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes...sounds like you may have something lodged in the drain pump impeller. The following link explains how to check the drain pump on this washer for obstructions:
It does not take much to damage the drain pump on this washer. If something has been lodged in the pump for any significant period of time, the pump may be damaged and required replacement. The may still run, but may not be pumping water as it should. You may experience an error code as well. On HE3 models, the error code is "F02" or "SUD". On HE5 models, I believe it is an "F21" error. Replacement pumps can be ordered on line at searspartsdirect.com.
If you find that you need to replace your pump, I have this additonal link, that provides step-by-step instructions:
Please read the note at the bottom of the link, as it IS possible for a pump to still run and not pump water. I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
SOURCE: Kenmore Washer Won't Drain
yes, check the drain, could be clogged, or check the water pump assembly as well, the clothe could be stuck in the impeller.
the burning smell could be coming from a separate electric water pump and it can not turn that is why it is burning already.
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Posted on Oct 07, 2008
"LE" code Stator/Motor Error.
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Hall Sensor 6501KW2001A
Here is the Service Manual
Bonus, it actually completes a wash cycle and does not stick at 6 minutes, drying forever.
Freakin service tech stated it was the Power Control Board, IDIOT!
While I was in there, I cleaned out the heater blower assembly and sensors. They were full of caked on lint and the sensors had debris all over them.
Also cleaned out all the lint and debris around the rubber seal, this will eliminate those annoying mildew oders.
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Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Yes this is the place, but you have to mop up the water or it would flood the place; clean out the muck from the filter and refit carefully. You have to clean your filter according to usage, the filter does not self clean, no way.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
When the washer initially fills for the wash, is it only hot water entering the drum? Try switching the water temperature between hot and cold as it fills. If any of them show little or no water getting through, it sounds too easy but check to make sure water supply taps are on, and that the cold/hot fill hoses aren't reversed. Remove the fill hoses and check any of the screen filters for blockage (in the hoses and in the inlet water valve). When the machine stops and waits to fill but all you hear is a hum, it sounds like there is power going to the valve but water is not able to get through it.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
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