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Tub won't drain

My Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer doesn't drain. Everything else works fine and it goes through the complete cycle. I took off all hoses & found no blockage (once drain hose is removed, water drains out). I also replaced the pump. It still doesn't drain when going through the wash cycle. Does anyone know of another thing besides blockage & a bad pump that could cause this? Thanks.

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  • nanaj07 Jul 16, 2010

    It turns out the switch is OK. The washer does spin, but wasn't draining. This model has a drain solenoid which I found stuck in the closed (recycle) position. It forces water back into the drum. I moved it into the open (drain) position and the washer now drains when it is suppose to. It?s now stuck in that position, however.
    The problem now is that when it goes into the spin & rinse position, it doesn't cycle between that position and spin & drain (a feature of the Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer). It stays in the rinse position indefinitely. This looks like the timer is stuck, but I never had a problem with the timer before this solenoid got stuck. I suspect the washer when in rinse mode, would normally have the solenoid in the closed position. If this were the case, the washer would start to fill during the rinse cycle. I'm guessing that once it fills to a certain level, the washer would then go to the next position which is spin & drain. Does this model work this way? I'd hate to buy & install a new drain solenoid if the timer is also now gone.

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    tinsmith07 Jan 26, 2014

    Really?! I\'m having the "no drain" issue, thought I got out the small obstructions and after I put it all back together still no drain. These are apparently bad washers since almost everyone is having this issue

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The lid switch has a green ground wire and 2 hot wires. Jump them 2 hot wires and see if she pumps out.Tub won't drain - 7bce33c.jpg025e16d.gif
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    Dan Webster Jul 16, 2010

    If that is one of the washer models with the water saver feature you have a weird one. That solenoid is expensive. Look through this manual and tell me if this is your machine. The model number you posted does not show a water saver drain solenoid. Catalyst





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    Dan Webster Jul 16, 2010

    That is whirlpool's attempt at saving water. It is the precursor to the calypso. The idea is instead of dumping 35 gallons of water in the tub for wash and 35 more gallons for rinse they put in enough water for the diverter to continually pump water over the clothes. You must replace the diverter valve. You cannot get around it on this type washer. The extra pressure dome is a safety feature which shuts off the wate rvalve in case the diverter gets stuck.

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My washer does have this feature. It must be a weird one since I can find no mention of it anywhere except in the manual you attached. The "diverter valve" (pg. 19 in the manual) is the part that is stuck in one position. I also recognize the "recirculation pressure dome" from the manual. I'm guessing that the pressure dome must sense a certain pressure level in order to fire the solenoid on the diverter valve to switch it from recirculate to drain. Right now it never builds up that pressure because the valve is stuck in the drain position. Does that make sense?

And yeah, that diverter valve is expensive. You can't buy the solenoid separately.

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1. Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose
more than 72 inches (183 cm) above the floor?
2. Is the lid open? ............Also the lid switch can be faulty!!
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Sounds to me like the lid switch can be faulty!!Then it acts like the lid is open.
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