Washer still wont drain, even after cleaning drain pump line
I have completed the drain filter cleaning, as well as, blowing out the rear drain hose from the machine to the wall drain. The wash cycle starts fine, but when it is time to drain, it doesn't, and there is a loud buzzing, grinding sound that comes from the drain pump itself. I was able to feel that the pump propeller is free of any obstruction, as it turned freely. I replaced the drain filter and outside drain hose, and started an empty wash load. It did the same thing, and I was able to feel and hear that it is the drain pump making the loud buzzing, grinding sound. The code displayed is F2, and I don't know what else to try. Does the pump itself need to be replaced? Well, let me say this, Im assuming its the pump, (the small black rectangular box attached to the internal water hose where the drain filter is). If it is the pump, could you please give me the part number, and let me know if this is something I can do myself or if I should have it done professionally. Thank you for your time and consideration with this problem. Keep up the great work you guys do.
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Re: Washer still wont drain, even after cleaning drain...
"F02" is a Long Drain error. If you have managed to verify that the drain lines are clear from the tub - to the pump - the the wall, then this usually indicates that the pump has failed. It can be common for this pump to make noise and still not work.
Just to be sure: Is water running freely form the tub to the drain line when you drain the water? If not, make sure you double check the line from the tub to the pump. Is can be common for small articles of clothing (i.e., wash cloth or underwear) to get caught in this area and restrict water flow. Don't ask me how these items get between the wash tub and basket, but I have seen it happen.
The pump is usually sold as a complete unit and can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be listed under the "Pump & Motor" heading. It is listed as item #10 (part #8181684) and sells for about $71.00.
This is a fairly simple job that you can accomplish yourself if you feel inclined to do so. If you click on my profile and look under "Tips and Tricks", I have step-by-step instructions posted on how to replace a drain pump like yours. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please post back and I will assist you further. I hope this answers all your questions.
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Error F5 means that the pressure switch is jammed on full. This may have happened due to blockage or obstruction in drain hose. To be sure check whether hose is plugged, if not then remove lower rear panel of the washer. Now you would be able to see drain pump and a large black hose on bottom of drum. Remove the hose from the pump; remember to keep a container near you to collect the water from the filter/pump. Remove and clean the drain filter connected with the pump and hose. Clean the pump and let it dry for a while. Now restart the washer after 2-5 minutes and your issue would be resolved. Please post back for further assistance. Hope this helps...
You need to check the pump filter.
Remove lower rear panel of washer.
Remove large black hose fastehed to bottom of drum
Remove and clean filter inside hose.
Remove hose onto pump, and check for blockage or obstruction here as well.
Check drain out let hose is not blocked.
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Remove lower rear cover from washer.
Remove large black hose onto bottom of drum.
Remove and clean plastic filter inside hose.
Remove hose onto pump, and check for obstruction here and in the pump.
This should helpo solve your problem.
You need to take a flashlight and look into the suction port on the pump. Make sure the pump is not clogged and check the pump impeller. Make sure that no blades are broken or missing and the impeller should spin freely. If any blades are missing or broken on the impeller or if it will not turn freely, the pump will have to be replaced. Hopefully, it is just a clogged pump. Hope this helps and best wishes.