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FWS 747RFSI it won't drain. washed 1 small quilt, spins but was full of water when I woke up. I lowered the drain hose to roughly knee height and some of the water emptyed. Could it be the pump that pump water out or is drain clogged? Please this is urgent need help.

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Yes it is Ok you probably have something blocking your pump. Facing the washer take a thin but stiff putty knife come over from the edge of the washer about 2-4 inches and insert the knife you should feel a spring clip when you push in at the same time lift the top a little. Do that to both sides. Then take the two screws out of the bottom of the front panel slide it down then off. You will see a hose coming down from the tub to the pump if you have a wet vac remove the drain hose from the stand pipe and use the vac to pull the water out of the washer squeeze the hose up and down to see if any thing is in it. If you don't have a wet vac go to the auto parts store and get a pair of radiator hose clamp pliers and clamp the hose coming from the tub to the pump. Put down some towels and remove the hose from the pump .With a flashFWS 747RFSI - image2.gif light look in the pump to see if there is a foreign object jamming it or blocking it if any of the impeller blades or broken you will have to replace the pump then reassemble and if you used the hose clamps don't forget to remove them .let me know what you find

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