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"OE" code cleaned all drain's,trap's and hoses. Took pump out tested it in sink worked fine no problems with pump. Re-installed pump same problem. Now what?

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Well now how does the washer KNOW it took more than 10 minutes to empty the water? On the main control panel is a small hose connectect to a pressure sensor device. The control monitors this water pressure so when it drops the resistance changes and the control then thinks the water is gone. Remove the small hose and blow the sediment out of it. That is all it might take to get that dog a washing again. Let me see now. How does the washer know exactly how much water has entered into the machine and how does it know to put so much water and no more in there? Aha! The little tube going into the control is one thing it uses and another thing is a device which changes in resistance when
weight changes motor amp draw. When you press the "SPIN SPEED" button and "SOIL LEVEL" button the water level frequency should be above 246. If it be below that number find the small tube going to the control and blow it out. Get rid of the sediment in the air bell and reconnect tightly. Pump out water and retry.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2010

  • walk_n_iron6 Jul 28, 2010

    OK did what you asked still no drain so I took the pump back off and took it apart and to my suprise there was a finishing nail stuck in the impeller. So when I took it out last time it msut of moved over and let the pump move freely, but when I put it back in it went right back into the impeller.

    All is well now and the wife is happy again thanks for the help.


  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Jul 28, 2010

    Glad ye could get er done. Thank you



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