Question about Kenmore 46462 Front Load Washer
Remove the lower kick panel under the door and you should see the drain pump located directly under the wash tub. There is a screw off cap that can be removed to access the clean out trap. It is strongly recommended that you drain all residual water from the wash tub BEFORE you remove the drain pump cap, or you will have about a gallon of water to clean up. The residual water can easily be removed with the use of a wet/dry shop vac. Just remove the drain hose from the standpipe and pull a vacuum through the line with the shop vac. This will save you time later in clean up. If you do not have a shop vac, grab some old towels and place them under and around the drain pump. This will help in controlling the amount of water spill.
PS This residual water is normal in washing machines and should not be considered a problem unless the water is visible in the tub. Residual water generally sits between the outer tub and wash basket in the drain lines. This is truw with top loaders as well. Most front loaders will start a brief drain cycle at the beginning of the wash cycle to get rid of this residual standing water to prevent stagnant water from getting on your clothes. Just thought you might like to know...
I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
We had same problem we took off the lower panel and cleaned out the drain pump. it was LOADED with quaters, dimes, nickles, pennies, screws, nails, drill bits pencils...you name it it was there.
all fixed now!!
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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This issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged
drain filter or drain pump. First make sure that the drain is not clogged and
remove clogs if present. If no visible lint is present then remove the lower
front access panel to check the drain filter and drain pump for any clogs,
you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump completely, if the issue returns then it is time for a new pump. Hope this
helps... Please post back for any further assistance.
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You are right, E13 is a long drain
time error and to solve this issue the pump filter assembly should be cleaned
completely. There is a tiny hole you can stick a
pin through in the access panel on the lower front right corner. Push a pin through
the whole and turn the access panel counter clockwise and it will remove so
that you can unscrew the plastic drain cap behind it. Remove the plastic drain
cap and clear the drain behind it. After doing all these things if the issue returns then it
means the drain pump is faulty and should be replaced. Hope this
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