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I have a Defy Automaid 600 washing machine. When the cycle finishes, my clothes are still wet. There seems to still be water under the drum, I thinnk? How can I fix this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Clean out your outlet filter; this is to be done regularly once a month, depending on your usage. Re your tablets not disolving, try using front loading washing powder. Also refer to your manual..........
Posted on Jun 11, 2007
I don't know the specific machine, but this is a fairly generic problem, so I hope the following helps: The empty pump cycle is a timed operation, the fact that there is still water in the drum after the time allowed for the pump to drain it has run out means that the water isn't clearing out fast enough.
In order of probability, the problem is usually caused by:
1. A blocked filter
2. An obstruction in the empty pipe or drain
3. A Faulty pump
1 Blocked Filter: Many machines have a small door in the bottom of the chassis. Behind this door (Usually about 5 inches square) is a filter, which will usually unscrew. In this filter you will find fluff, string, coins, the odd small sock and all sorts of nasty stuff if you haven't had the filter out before. If the filter is blocked then the pump is having to draw water through all that gunk and it will run out of time and leave water in the drum. Clean the filter in the sink, pocket the coins you find and make a note to clean it regularly in the future Most manufactures will suggest you check it every 2 months or so, depends how often you are using the machine of course.
Unfortunately, other machines do not have filters so easily accessible. If there is no door or obvious access to the filter, some manufacturers put a trap in the rubber hose that feeds the pump. The pain here is that the access to these traps is gained by dragging the bachine out of its place under the work surface and tipping it on to its back. Track the waste pipe back to locate the pump. On the other side of the pump will be a thicker (usually black rubber) pipe and built into this pipe is usually a little bucket that stuff can fall into before it gets to the pump. You can usually squeeze the pipe and feel if there is stuff in it. If there is, then depending on the machine again, some of these traps will have a plug in the bottom that is held in place by a spring clip (Pliers to compress the spring to get it off) or a screw clip (Unscrew with a screwdriver). Enev if there is no trap as such, squeeze the rubber delivery pipe and feel for obstructions (Often a sock!), if necessary, disconnect the pipe from the pump to gain access to the blockage. WARNING!: Never tip the machine all the way onto its back, you may cause a water leak inside the machine. ALWAYS tip BACKWARDS, to the control panel for the machine is pointing up to avoid water getting to the control panel. I would recommend butting a chair behind the machine as you tip it, so the top back of the machine comes to rest on the seat and the machine is at about 45 degrees. this will give you access to underneath without a leak and make is a lot easier to tip it back on to its feet again afterwards.
2. An obstruction in the empty pipe or drain: Start at the point that the pipe enters the household drain pipe, pull out the empty pipe and check that water will flow freely into the drain (Stuffing the garden hose down there and turning it on (but not TOO FAST) will usually demonstrate if there is a blockage. If this is free, check the pipe that runs from the pump to the drain (This will need the machine tipping as described above, and possibly the pipe removing from the pump to check it.
3. A Faulty Pump:If you have done everything described so far, then you have checked for obstructions in the pipe leading to the pump, the pipe leading away and you have cleaned out any filters or traps... If you still have a problem, you have a faulty pump. This is highly unlikely. These pumps have induction motors (no brushes to fail) and in my experience, they either work, or they don't. They very seldom "work a bit". If SOME water is being pumped (check by putting the empty hose in the sink and watching) then you really need to double check your work before replacing the pump. Good news is, if you do have to they are usually reasonably priced.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
click the link below for defy automaid manuals and instructions guide:
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Posted on Apr 03, 2009
SOURCE: defy automaid won't spin
Put the machine on its side and check the wires to the pump. i found one of the wires broke off the lug on the pump side. Could be from all the vibration from the drum. The machine will only spin if the drainage is working.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Try Youtube below. This video really helped me when I replaced mine. Basically the entire machine has to come apart. If you are lucky, its just the bearings and seal. I replaced my bearings and seal for under $30. The bearings are likely Chinese in origin, mine were on my Kenmore, I replaced with more Chinese, you can buy SKF which are more money but likely wont last any longer, basically submerged in water a lot. The bearings will be able to be knocked out of the plastic drum with a little effort once you completely dismantle the plastic drum which has about 20 bolts or so. Now remember, the bearings only seat in one way, so dont beat on the bearings too much with a hammer and screw driver, they should come out without too much effort. They press in place, so save the old bearing and lay it on top of the new one to tap it in place. It depends on which model you have. It is likely a Frigidaire, look at the drum when it is exposed, it may be stamped. Anyway, it does not matter, if it is the bearings, they will need changing, and the rubber seal that goes over the shaft too. The seal may not look too worn, but it is, and the water has come in to where the bearings sit, so you can guess at what happens after awhile. Also, if you are not so lucky, the aluminun tribar housing holding the stainless drum onto the shaft will be cracked, if that is the case, you may want to look at another machine as parts may be too expensive. Just remember, the bearings will be standard type, and will be stamped into the race for identification. Google the bearings numbers and you will find them. Find a local supplier of bearings and they will find them for you, and the seal. It takes about 3 hours to dismantle, going slow, and a little less back together If you are a handy person, you can do it but on a scale of 1 to 10 it is about a 8 for difficulty. The hardest part for me was getting the darn aluminum belt pulley off the back of the drum shaft, what a nightmare, it was siezed, I had to use my propane torch being careful not to overheat the plastic drum.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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