My mom's washer is draining the water extremely slow and is leaking from some unknown source after the final cycle. We have the idea that the hose is jammed with something, but we can't figure out how to exactly fix it ourselves. We've looked everywhere for the manual but it's no where to be found. If you have any advice, ideas or diagrams that could help us out trying to unjam this thing, it would be really appreciated!
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Re: Slow draining water and leaking
Before you calll that service guy id open the front pull hte hose off the pump inlset and look for the sock or oher item that is likely blocking it.Spinning with more water in it then its suposed to have will cause water to splash over top of tub
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If your washer spins but does not pump the water out, the drain line is probably clogged. In many washers a small sock or other piece of clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose that is attached to the pump or even into the pump itself. It it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump and pull the item out.
To remove the item from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large diameter rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub. Using a needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the stuck item through the port.
Check your washer for a frozen pulley. Remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely, it's frozen, replace it.
If the water that pumps out of the machine goes back after the spin cycle, your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub that has a slow drain back into the washer. The usual remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub.
Also check for these problems:
If the drain hose reaches more than 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut the excess.
If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.
problems with spin cycle could be due to variable reasons.components involved are the lid switch, timer control and the motor.The clothes might be soaked because there could be a drain problem.check whether the drain is clear for partial blockage.also inspect the water pump.
This is an interesting problem. How long does it have to sit before you can get it to spin? Can you let it go through the cycle and then immediatly put it into spin and it work? This machine will not spin until the pressure switch senses the water has drained. So you could have a slow drain, a clogged pressure hose, or faulty switch. A clogged hose or faulty switch would usually cause it to fill with more water than normal also. A slow drain is most likely, check the drain hose when it is draining and see if it is putting out a strong flow or just slowly draining. I think you will find it to be slow. This will cause it to take up all or most of the spin time trying to drain the water. If it is slow draining, check the pump for a sock or some obstruction. If the drain is good, remove the top and remove the rubber hose from the pressure hose and blow through it. You should be able to blow through it easily. A restricted pressure hose will cause the machine to think it has water in it after it has drained.