Question about Washing Machines
Washer pauses at 30 and 8 minutes left in cycle and does not spin completely. Items are soaked at end of cycle. Any advice is appreciated.
I had the same problem for months. Load would pause all the time and items would be soaked. Today it wouldn't do anything and I found out that it was a drainage problem. I called the warranty department and they scheduled a service but warned me that if the problem was caused by debris in the sytem, I would be charged for it. So, I took the job on and finished with like new results after about 4 hours of work. First the pump filter was nasty(batteries, coins, a wrench, hair,etc.), so I emptied and rinsed. Unplug machine. Take off lower front panel (3 screws) and the turn the pump cleanout knob counterclockwise about 2 turns. Have something ready to catch water. Put back in and test machine. If that doesn't work, you will have to clean your pump. Repeat the same drainage process with pump cleanout knob, take hoses off from pump (to the right side of pump cleanout tube), disconnect wiring, remove both screws holding the cleanout tube and pump to the frame and remove assembly out of washer. Remove the 3 screws on the back of pump. Take a flat screwdriver and pry the impeller from the body of the pump(pry carefully because you don't want to mess up the o-ring). Once you have the impeller out, clean impeller and inside of pump casing.(Don't get the electical portion wet!). Put everything back together and test. That is everything I had to do. It sounds hard but it really isn't. Remember to disconnect power from the machine before working on it. You don't want water from the pump cleanout spraying all over the place, the machine has an internal ground and you may become one if your not careful. Our machine is working awesome, my wife is not yelling no more, and I really hope this helps somebody out there. Good luck.
Posted on May 09, 2009
It is the pump filter. I removed the three screws from the lower front panel and directly behind is the access port for the filter. Keep in mind that there will likely be a lot of washer water behind this clog; one bucket full in my case (I know this because I had to mop it off the floor...sigh). After cleaning, the machine started draining as good as new. No more indefinite pauses.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
WOW..... That was the easiest repair that I have ever had to do.... We were having the same problems with the washer pausing and have wet clothes when the washer got done. (if it would after prolonged time). The filter was gloged with all kinds of stuff.. But I only made 67 cents.... The screws are on the bottom front down at floor level... you don't even have to move the washer to clean the filter... Had it done in about 15 min. I want to thank everybody above with the info..
B.A. Murray Beaverton, OR
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
Need a little extra money? Clothes coming out soaking wet and not rinsing properly? I just read the posts on this issue and cleaned my washer's drain filter. I'm now $4.98 richer. I also found three pencils, kids of course, one class ring, key chain and a pair of finger nail clippers. I won't mention the other nasty stuck in the filter.
Don't forget to have something to catch the water when you loosen the drain filter. I used a sauce pan.
Good as new and no repair bill. I'm going to Taco Bell for lunch with my $4.98.
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
I need to say thank you to the solutions above. I just did mine after looking through manual that says nothing on this.............. I found toothpick,paperclips,air rifle plastic balls,hair clips,rust off husbands work clothes , screw,and lots of fuzz and hair. I feel great right now. Saved so much money from having to call repair or buy new... Thank you again....
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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