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Clanking noise when pumping water out

I have a front loading washer and it is making a clanking noise when it starts to pump water out. Does that mean I need a new pump? The machine is only 1 year old!

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This could be an indication that you have something lodged in the drain pump reservoir and is getting caught in the pump impeller. The following link explains how to access the pump and clean:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574284-checking_the_drain_pump_on_a_front_loade

It doesn't take much to damage these small drain pumps. If anything remains lodged in the pump for any significant period of time it can cause irreparable damage requiring the pump to be replaced. The following link explains how to replace the drain pump (if required):

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574350-replacing_the_drain_pump_in_a_front_load

Replacements can be purchased on line at any of the following websites:

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All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop and compare.

If you still have problems, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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Yup or that it is blocked?

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