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Will not empty water - possible clogged pump or filter(?) from a rug's rubber backing crumbling. Is there a way to flush the pump system? Model WM2487HRMA.

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How to clean out drainage system


It is a common fault that the drain fails to work in most machines in a period of time and is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that water has leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for possible leaks here. In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at the drain end to outlet of the house and so there will be back flushing resulting in overflow to the outside. Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged. Now remove the drain hose clamps and remove the drain pump/valve, clean the drain pump/valve, use back flushing to clear off all dirt. Now test using power to see if this works and can be simulated. When refitting, the hose must be tightened properly. If the pump/valve does not work even with power then it must be replaced. If there is intermittent power to the drain valve/pump then the program controller unit is a suspect.

Cleaning a pump: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKjKi50YBpI&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Finally the washer must be placed with a tilt- use a spirit level- so that all water will drain to the outlet port and thereby there is no residual water remaining.

Replacing the pump on a Bosch machine, please check this link for tips:

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Washed some rugs with rubber backing that tore up during the final spin cycle and now the water will not drain or spin


Clean the filter in the accordion hose just before the pump. It is clogged and or materials have reached the pump. You will get an error E 21



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Clogged up. Washed rubber backed rugs and the rubber shredded. It wont drain. How do I clean it out?


¡æThe drain pump filter

The drain filter collects threads and small objects left in the laundry. and rubber from rugs
Check regularly th

1. Open the lower cover cap

with a tool such as coin.

Turn the drain plug to pull
out the hose.
at the filter

Unplug the drain plug ,

allowing the water to flow out.

At this time use a vessel to

prevent water from flowing

onto the floor. When water does

not flow any more, turn the
pump filter open to the left
is clean to ensure smooth running of your machine.

Remove any foreign objects from

the pump filter . After

cleaning, turn the pump filter

clockwise and insert the drain

plug to the original place.
Close the lower cover cap

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My ge washer shuts off at 19 minutes, but filter is clean


The rug backing may have gone into the pump (the white motor thing) you might take the motor out and flush it out if it is clear and it still won't pump out the pump needs replaced.

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Hi..we washed a rubber backed rug and the rubber came off and the water will not fully drain. we washed several empty cycles since with no results


You will have to take the hoses off between the tub and pump, and the pump and weall drain. They are packed with rubber. Oh, don't forget to clean the inside of the pump too. Run clean water through all hoses and the pump before reinstalling and you should be fine. Don't wash rubber backed rugs in washers unless you go to the laundry mat. This should be put in the maintenance guide of your washer book, but I've yet to see it.

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Hi,

Your strainer's likely plugged with the "sand". Locate your dtrainer, situated between the drum and pump, and connected to the drum with a rubber hose. Clean and reinstall it. Get all of the sand out, and remove any that you can see laying in the pump cavity, etc. Run an empty load to flush the machine. This may have to also be done a second time if there is a lot of residue.

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I can't get the front panel off my HE3 #44836 to clean the filter. The rubber backing crumbled on my bath mats in the washer. I vacuumed out the tub, but where did the rest of the rubber crumbles go? ...


Read the owners manual. Many washers have 'self cleaning' filters that will get clogged with big stuff. The 'moldy odor' is caused by MOLD. Run a 'extra large' empty load of HOT water with normal detergent + 1 PINT of ordinary bleach. Add another shot (pint) of bleach to the rinse cycle. Sometimes a small article (sock?) will escape the clothes basket and get trapped in the tub--it can't get drained out and can't get back into the clothes basket. The bleach will kill the mold, but if it returns you will have to take the top off and fish the lost article out using a bent clothes hanger as a hook.

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Hi mommo2,
I really hate those little rubber pieces that come off of those rugs, they really gum up everything. Just for future reference try to wash those outside with a water hose and a scrub brush. It will save you lots of money in repairs.
As for your current problem try to get as much out of the tub as possible. Then you will have to remove the small kickplate on the bottom of the washer. Get you some towels and a maybe a flat pan to catch some water. The panel will have a few screws around it that will need to be removed. Once you have removed the panel you will see your pump. The front of the pump has a filter that can be unscrewed and removed for cleaning. Unscrew the filter and get ready to catch some water. Maybe as much as a couple gallons. Once you have cleaned it out put the filter back in the pump and leave the panel off. Run the washer throught another cycle and clean the pump out again. You may need to repeat this several times. Hopefully this will solve the problem, if you still have draing issues you could have a clogged drain and for that you may need a plumber. Well good luck to you and I hope I helped. Mike Anderson mca0824@aol.com

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