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Washer will drain druning the initial spin but not during the final spin

I get either an LD code or a C1 code. Since it drains initially, I don't think it is the pump, but maybe and issue with the electronics. Also it dosn not add the fabric softener.

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LD is a Long Drain code. You mentioned that there is an initial drain so this could be due to some lint or debis caught up in the drain line or drain tank. You will have to remove the black drain line and inspect to make sure all is clear. If you hear a humming noise while the cycle is in the drain cycle, your pump gears could be stripped. If this is the case - the pump will need to be replaced.

The C1 code is a motor current error. The source of the problem might be the motor, but will take more detailed electrical troubleshooting to find out.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

  • pokeridis Jun 03, 2011

    Just had this problem with our washer, and found 3 bra under wires and a lot of lint in the drain assembly at the bottom of the tub. It is complex to explain the steps of this project w/o pictures, not to metion the baby sock, underwire, or what ever else is plugging the washer can be about anywhere along the drain system; you must be the sleuth and locate it. However, if you are a handy person you can fix it! Start with the simple, kinked drain line, plugged drainline, and go from there to disassembly of drainage. Pay attention as you are removing parts (so you remember how to get it back together), take your time and disassemble until you located the problem. For an unskilled person, this is about an 8 in complexitity if the problem in not the external drain line. For someone comfortable with tools, more like a 5 or 6.

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