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I have an het3 elite washer. I have done all the trouble shooting....removing hoses and cleaning out debri. i took the pump assembly out and noticed that the "fins" 3 out of 4 were broken. Does this mean I will need a new pump anyways before I reassemble?

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Yes sir..  those are the impeller fins and with only one you are not going to get much push on the water to expel it.  time to replace it and make sure all pockets are cleaned out before washing..

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