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The water is not being pumped out of my kenmore front loader washeer machine

The water is not leaving my washer machine which also makes the machine not go into the spin cycle. Do I need a new pump?

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Re: the water is not being pumped out of my kenmore front...

Unplug the washer from AC
Open the bottom access panel (3 screws on bottom lip)

open the large filter in center,
be ready for a lot of water, mops and rags ready. water vac is really handy .
Clean all the debris you find in the filter, reach in an spin the little propeller and make sure it spins freely.
pour in a cup of water inside the tub does it drain down freely.
reassemble and test.
front access panel has a switch so it has to be closed back.

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It is recommended by the manufacturer that you leave the washer door open on all front loaders when not in use or the washer can develop odors, or begin to mold and mildew. Leaving the door open allows the tub air out. Because this is the lowest point of the drain cycle, gravity will always cause residual water to reside in the drain pump and drain lines. The water will NOT evaporate, but it will keep it from becoming sour. The following link explains what some of the common causes of odors in a front loader are and how to prevent them:

Newer model Kenmore Elite, Whirlpool Duet and Maytag Epic have a "Cleaning Cycle" button on the front panel. The owner's manual will explain how to use this feature.

If you do not have a cleaning cycle, use the hottest setting you have about once a month with a small amount of bleach to keep the spin basket and wash tub sanitized. I recommend the "Whitest Whites" cycle set on the "Light". This cycle is only 48 minutes.

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