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I had my wedding ring in my pants pocket and it went through the wash. Is there a small-object trap that I can get to? If so, how?Kenmore washing machine model 92284100.

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Yes there is a trap filter on all models. Your manual should show where this is.It`s usually at the bottom front of the m/c.

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GREAT ARTICLE! Had an F21 error, I followed the directions... used my shop vac...

This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADING washing machines. If you experience a problem where the washer does not drain properly or the drain pump makes excessive noise, here’s the information you need to check the drain pump:


  1. Unplug the washer while servicing inside the unit.
  2. Remove the lower kick panel under the door by removing the three 7mm screws under the bottom edge of the panel. HINT: Use a couple of blocks of wood to prop up the front feet of the washer to gain better access to the screws. Once the screws are removed the panel should drop down, and then pull off. If the panel becomes stuck, a slight tap on either side will dislodge it.
  3. Locate the drain pump. It will be located directly under the wash tub (it is the only pump this washer has).
  4. There is an access removal cover on the pump that can be removed to clean out the trap. BEFORE doing this, it is strongly recommended that you remove all residual water from the wash tub & drain line or you will have about a gallon or so inside your washer and on the floor to clean up.
  5. Here’s a helpful way of quickly removing the residual water. If you own a wet/dry shop vac, remove the drain hose from the standpipe at the wall and pull a vacuum with the shop vac. This will empty the wash tub, pump and drain lines. If you don’t own a shop vac, grab a bunch of old towels and open the access on the pump slowly so that it comes out at a trickle. Allow the towels to soak up the majority of the water. Close the access and stop the water if you need to get additional towels.
  6. Open the pump access and remove once you have all the water drained. Check the drain pump for foreign objects and debris. Check the pump impeller and make sure there’s nothing caught in it. Items as small as toothpicks or cotton swabs have been known to stop this pump from working.
  7. Clean out the pump thoroughly and reinstall the access cover. Make sure the cover is snug, but do not over tighten.
  8. Place the drain hose back in the standpipe (IMPORTANT – DO NOT FORGET!).
  9. With the bottom panel still off, plug the washer back in and select the following on the operator console – DRAIN SPIN, NO SPIN, and then press any button under OPTIONS 4 times (it must be the same button). “C00” will show on the console display as the washer begins diagnostics mode.
  10. Check the drain pump for leaks as the washer fills. The pump is gravity filled and will hold water even it is not pumping. Allow washer to run through diagnostics until it begins the wash tub tumble cycle.
  11. At this point, you can stop the diagnostics procedure by pressing PAUSE/CANCEL 2 times. The drain pump energizes and the washer will begin to drain.
  12. If the drain pump works normal and there are no leaks detected, reinstall the bottom panel and tighten screws.

NOTE: It is normal to have residual water left inside the wash tub under the wash basket. This is why it is important to leave the door ajar when not in use so this water does not become sour.

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Lost engagement ring in washer dryer

Check the hoses at the base of the water pump.They could stil be there.

Jan 06, 2014 | Candy Washing Machines

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Washer want ring out kenmore

I had this problem on a kenmore affinity if this is your model or others have same problem people don't use net bags for socks underwater pantyhose and they get sucked into the drain and stop the spin cycle it will run but never finish take top off then control front there are stews under the soap dispenser take that out then there are screws on top and bottom of panel in front undo spring around the door rubber in the bottom there is a black hose take off there is a peace of plastic that traps small stuff like above and also whatever u leave in your pockets sooner or later u clog it up clean out and put it back together wall will drain and spin out if not try next step

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Lost ring inside washer/dryer

I am betting it is in the dryer. Here is a video to show you how to open it. Please let me know if you find it in there. Look thru the COMPLETE duct work and blower. I doubt it is in the washer. If it is, it is under the agitator.

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How to find ring in frigidaire front load washer.

It is possible that it could be logged inside the drain pump , Please check this visual to remove the pump and also unless it has not drained outside. Good luck
Click on: removing pump

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How to get into the trap where objects from pants pockets end up

The trap you are referring to would be the drain pump. The following link explains how to access and clean out the drain trap on these pumps:

Read through the link provied and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you find what you are looking for.

Nov 25, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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Wedding band missing in wash!

YES, there is a coin trap, and most likely your ring is in that trap. it is located under the drum on the right side. Here is how it looks.
Now is the bad news: You'll need to remove the front panel to get to it. I can't tell how to do it, have not worked on those newer frigidaires yet, but it's likely going to be fairly hard to do. You will need to remove the control panel and maybe the top to get to the front panel screws. Also be prepared to unfasten the door boot (big rubber seal) and fasten it back when you finish. Additionally, if you disconnect the coin trap from the pump, you might have hard times connecting it back (clamp pliers make that job easier). Before putting back front panel, pour some water intside the tub and check the coint trap connections for leaks. Hope I did not scare you ;)
Good luck!

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Lost my diamond wedding ring in washer. Where could it get stuck? My husband took the front off the washer, and opened the drain filter..nothing :( Could it get caught in the hose?

it could get caught in the water pump or between the water pump and hose outlet, it could be caught between the agitator and the washing machine tub or it could be in the **** Trap in the wall, since it's heavier than water it would be the most likely place. and if not there then the over fill tub on the sides.

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Yes, it will. There are two screws holding the bottom panel in place that you will need to remove first. Your pump may be constructed differently than the full size HE models. If you do not have a clean out trap, unplug the washer and remove the pump. Flush it with water to clean out the impeller. DO NOT submerge the motor portion in water, however. If you have to remove the pump, just disconnect the electrical connections and the inlet and drain hoses. DO NOT remove the hose from the bottom of the wash tub. Disconnect all hoses from the pump only. In my past experience, this particular hose is a real bear to get back on. You may not have to do all this. I include these instructions, however, because some of the small front loaders do not have a clean out trap on the drain pump. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions.

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