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Re: It won't spin or drain. :-(
Check the lid switch first - depending on the brand - some machines won't spin or drain if it thinks the lid is open. open the lid and take a small screw driver driver, press up and down on the switch. you should be able to hear it click. if it is not clicking then the lid switch is probaly bad.
some machines will drain with the lid open but not spin. if this is the case with your machine you could have other problems such as timer or motor.
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Probably a blocked filter, outlet pipe or pump. Take the drain hose and lay it flat and lower then the level of the drum and this will drain the machine providing the blockage is not solid. When machine is empty check filter , pipes and pump and remove any blockage found. Replace drain hose and you should then be able to carry on with your wash or spin the clothes.
you say it drain, but sometimes it won't spin,this could be your filter if it is blocked these new machines can sence it and won't let the machine spin easyest thing check your filter,you never know might be that simple
It really sounds like the belt. You say it's in good shape but if it's loose or shiny from not having proper tension it wont have enough friction between the belt and pulley to actually work. If you've ever tried to move the drum when its full of clothes and water you know how much force id needed to function. Double check that belt tension and working surface.
Thank you for replying with the model number. It sounds like the pump may havebecome clogged in the washer pump filter.
I would first suggest you havea lookat the pump yourself unless you don`t feel comfortable doing so, then calling a service tech might be the best avenue.
Here`s how to inspect it...yours may differ slightly, but if it is indeed a bosch clasixx6 1200...these instructions will apply.
1) **Turnoffthe power or unplug the cord from the dryer or wall...whichever applies to your set-up...safety first**
2) Water removal...remove toe panel. There you will find a small hose with a plug in the end for draining the pump.
3) Now bleed pump drain...A shallow pan is handy for this step.
3) remove pump filter, but be careful if you don't have a shop-vac or a shallow pan and towels you may get wet...
*Once you`ve reached this point you may have trouble removing the filter if it is really plugged up with debris. You might have to wiggle it back and forth as you twist and pull.
4) When you get the filter out, visually inspect inside the pump thoroughly with a flashlight and clean it out really well.It won`t take much to prevent these from draining. i.e. a penny, hair pin, buttons etc.
Let me know if you found anything in the pump and how you make out after that.
If you removed any obstruction, simply reassemble the unit making sure the filter is screwed in tight, unplug the unit for approx. 20 mins (you may have accomplished this in the time allowed to clean the pump so it may sound redundant, omit if so) run a quick rinse cycle to test for leaks before putting the toe panel back on and you should be good to go...save for any leaks.
There are other possible factors like a pump motor, that can prevent the unit from draining or spinning out items properly, but we`ll cross that bridgewhenandifwe get there.
Thank you for choosingFixYa, keep me posted on your situation.
I believe your drain pump filter is just clogged. The drain pump is trying to pump the water out before the Spin cycle, but can't. Usually this is caused by a foreign object that is obstructing the impeller. See my tip on how to access, drain & clean the Drain Pump Filter:
What spin cycle are you using? Try a faster spin option. (The wrinkle release setting uses more water and a lower spin speed.) Try putting fewer items in a load in the futute and make sure it isn't unbalanced. (One really heavy item could imbalance the load and shift the spin efficiency.) Redistribute the clothes and run a Drain/Spin cycle. Make sure to use HE detergent (don't use more than the recommended amount of detergent).
The other issue to check is if the machine is draining properly. Check that the drain hose isn't clogged. Also check the voltage at the washer - low voltage will result in a slower spin cycle. To correct this, you probably will want to call an electrician.
are you useing the right kind of soap....HE detergent only make sure the bottle says He on it. If you are not useing he detergent this will cause drain problems and make the washer spin longer. check it out and let me know if this helps. If not I have a different solution for you