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Washing machine not spinning or draining water

Washing Machine is washing and rinsing clothes, but won't spin dry or drain water from machine. Its a top loader, LG Turbodrum 8kg, WT-R801.

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  • SYxt9r Nov 12, 2008

    HI Same problem with mine. was the pump easy to remove & install? thanks.

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Its your drain pump if you can hear it humming but no water is draining it is blocked or jammed by a foriegn object (most probably a 20 cent coin or bobby pin/s), if you can hear it working as normal but still no water it may have a blockage sumwhere along the drain pipe either that or the impellor has snapped off the shaft and is ratteling around and not actually turning, and with the spin that is directly related to yor drain pump issue as the washer will not even attempt to spin if water remains in the tub, incredibly easy to do hit me back if you want detailed instructions

Posted on Oct 14, 2011

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    kim_smith_1_ Jun 19, 2012

    hi mine is humming just like you said is it hard to check if its blocked?

  • Ben K Jan 18, 2013

    please send me detailed instructions

  • Ben K Jan 18, 2013

    Please tell me the detailed instructions.Im having the same issue

  • Sarah F. Apr 12, 2013

    Are these detailed instructions still available? Plenty of info on how to clean the drain filter for a front loader, but I can't find anything for a top loader!

  • Joan Thurlow Jun 05, 2013

    Pleas send instructions thanks

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Try cking the lid switch

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

I have the same washer, WT-R801. Does the machine stop all together when the spin cycle arrives?, if so check the pump on the drain. Mine was burnt out. Its available for $61.00 delivered from Adelaide. Steve.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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