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Washer wont drain. Fills, agitates, then nothing. I replaced the pump, still no go. It sat in storage for about 8 months and worked fine when it went in. Any suggestions? Trying to decide if we just need to buy a new one.

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  • Kathy Feb 06, 2010

    That was the issue. I felt underneath and a gray plastic piece just flopped out into my hand. I will look up the part. Thank you!

  • Kathy Feb 06, 2010

    It appears to be broken. I will replace that next. Thanks!

  • Kathy Feb 06, 2010

    Problem...I checked Whirlpool, it says the part is not longer available.

  • Kathy Feb 12, 2010

    I found the part at www.partsreadyonline.com. Got it today, installed it and it works!!!!

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You need to check the lid or door switch. if you have replaced the pump and there are no obstructions in the hoses.there might be a problem with the timer but check the lid switch first.

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  • seth adams Feb 07, 2010

    get me a model number and i might be able to help

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