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Build up at the bottom of the area where the water goes out. How can i get the cover off to clean this area? Is this a pump problem or simple cleaning issue?

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I'm not exactly sure what you are asking, but if this is in reference to checking the drain puimp, because you are having drainage issues, the following link explains how to access and clean the pump:

If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. An error code of "F02" or "F21" can be generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes. If the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced. The washer will not complete the wash cycle, either. If the pump requires replacement, the following link explains how:

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional advice, please post back and elaborate on your symptoms a bit more so I can provide you better assistance. Please include your COMPLETE model number (located on a nameplate around the door opening). I hope this helps you.

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