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Machine not emptying or spinning. Have unscrewed pump cover and instructions then say remove anything from pump impeller how do you get into this once the pump cover is off?

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  • bluezzr1200 Jan 31, 2010

    What is a shop vac?. does this mean we have to take off the back or top off the machine.

    Many thanks for your help.

  • bluezzr1200 Feb 01, 2010

    Yes, we will try this
    Thank you for your help.

  • bluezzr1200 Feb 01, 2010

    Yes, we will try this
    Thank you for your help.



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Hello there: Please check out the solutions that i have provided below and please don't forget to rate the solutions I have provided for you Best regards Mike It doesn't spin If your washer won't spin, check these: It doesn't pump or spin It pumps, but doesn't spin It spins only with the lid closed It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows: If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt. If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

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    Michael Thomas Feb 02, 2010

    Hello there:
    the shop vac is used to get all ofthe water out of the machine if you have the cover off the pump you should be able to see inside of the pump now if thereis any thing that is in the pump like material or dirt or any thing that will clog it up remove it alos if you can remove the lines gong to and from the pump and clent them out as well ok then if every thing looks good reassemple and plug in the machine and retry it ok please keep me posted on how this is going
    best regards mike


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You cannot access the impellor from the outside - it is sealed within the housing. Remove the hoses (and have a shop vac handy) to access the impellor to see if there is debris preventing it from spinning.


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The pump should be inspected if •
the machine does not empty and/or spin •
the machine makes an unusual noise during draining due to objects such as safety pins, coins etc. blocking the pump. Proceed as follows: •
Disconnect the appliance. •
If necessary wait until the water has cooled down. •
Open the pump door.
Place a container close to the pump to collect any spillage. •
Pull out the emergency emptying hose, place it in the container and remove its cap. •
When no more water comes out, unscrew the pump cover and remove it.
Always keep a rag nearby to dry up spillage of water when removing the cover.
Remove any objects from the pump impeller by rotating it.
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This condition is commonly caused by:

- Drain pump jammed

When you wash your clothes, any small objects (e.g. hair pins, coins etc) are flushed down the drain pipe but often get jammed in the drain pumps impellar (this is the tiny propeller on the pump).

Firstly, place a bucket on the floor....then lower your drain hose (from your tub) into the bucket - the gravity will naturally drain the water into the bucket. Be careful to raise the hose and empty the bucket each time, until the machine is empty. Remove any wet clothes from machine (you will need the bowl to be emptied).

Once empty, you can now check the drain pump.

Turn the machin off at the power.

Locate the drain pump cover (usually near the drain hose, on the back or side). Place a large towel on the floor beneath the pump cover (as remaining water will escape onto the floor). Unscrew the drain pump cover and allow the water to drain (if your pump cover contains a filter, then clean everything from this filter).

Then, look inside the drain pump cavity for anything obstructing the little propeller (remove any objects). Insert your finger inside the cavity and rotate the little propeller - you should feel a resistance, similar to a rubber band.

Re-install the drain pump cover (or filter) and ensure it is sealed properly. Turn ON at the wall.

Fill your bucket with water (from tub) and pour into your machine.

Turn machine ON, and select the last SPIN (or drain) cycle and check if machine now drains correctly. If ok, then problem now solved and you can put the clothes back into the machine for a final rinse/spin.

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Please do let me know, if the above process helps you solve this.


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Hi there i am using lg wf-f712pc a top load washing machine and today i realised that the water did not drained out and the machine refused to spin after washing.... when i forcefully tried to turn the...

Your machine won't spin because it can't drain.
You probably have a blocked drain hose or a faulty/blocked pump.
If you put the drain hose below the water level in the machine it may run by gravity. If it does flow this way it would show that the hose is not blocked (completely).
Make sure the machine is empty before continuing.
NOTE! Unplug machine from power supply!!
There is probably a small cover near where the drain comes out of the machine. Unscrew this cover and you will expose the pump filter, which may be (partially) blocked. Check for coins or similar which may be jamming the impeller blades..
NOTE! Any water in the machine will flow from here!!
TIP! Lean the machine forward to help contain the last of the water in the tub.
If the drain hose is clear and the pump is still not draining the machine you may have a failed pump motor.
Pump motor replacement is not a big job for an experienced tech.
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So.........turn off the washing machine before you fiddle about with it. Then, at the bottom right-hand side at the front of the machine there's a drop down door. Take this down and take it off. Then, lower the drain hose from its holder and pull the hose out of its housing. Be very careful if you're doing this while you have very hot water in the machine. To be safe, let the water cool before starting. Next take off the closing cap from the hose and empty the water from the machine. There are times when the water doesn't empty by this method so carefully open the door to the machine and bale it out. If the water does come out via the hose, have a suitably sized bucket at the ready as up to 20litres can be drained. Once you've done this, put back the closing cap of the drain hose and returned the drain hose to its holder, unscrew (anti clockwise) the petrol tank cap look-a-like placing a towel underneath as a little residual water will flow out. The pump impeller (fly wheel) must be able to rotate so clean out any residual fluff from the thread of the pump cap and pump housing before returning the pump cover and screwing tightly on. Put back the drop down flap and, hopefully, away you'll go again.

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We use alot of these color catchers and have never had this problem before. But as they say, there is a first for everything.

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  3. If you are sure your machine is empty you can simply unscrew the drain plug which is a roughly 4" round plug with a handle molded into it. I had standing water in my machine so I vacuumed out the water first then held the vacuum at the opening of the drain plug and slowly unscrewed the plug letting the water get sucked up . This took about 5 minutes just to drain this drain trap.
  4. Unscrew the drain plug (if you haven't done it already)
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  6. Examine and remove any debris you find in the drain trap. (In my case, this where I found the color catcher stuck up in the impeller of the pump which is toward the middle at the bottom of the drain.)
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If it's similiar to the F1231 w than i found a color catcher caught between the pump impeller and pump cover. this is located at the bottom right front of the 1235W and flips open. grey hose beside it pulls out and remove cap of hose and drain into bowl.

Tip take wet clothes out of machine to speed up the emptying of machine - this dawnwd on me after a few minutes.

Some more water will come out when you remove the pump cover - screw anti clock wise.

ee pages 18-19 of the zanussi guide for cleaning instructions. I found this link to manual on internet

or check your own manual for cleaning instructions and remember unplug power first - just in case. you may need to reset your wash to do a rinse again as i got a vibrating sound when i restarted and skipped to spin. hope this helps

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