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Does not drain properly . I think the pump is shot/blocked

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Take the hoses off of the pump and look for obstruction

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Washer will not drain. I can hear the pump running, have checked the filter and the hose for blockage...still will not drain.


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To make sure the pump is working properly, open the filter. If you have water left in the machine, this will gush out once you twist open the filter, so be prepaired for that.

Most LG font loaders have a thin drain tube next to the filter cap, you can drain the water out slowly into a bucket before hand.

Once you have taken the filter out, Start the machine on the "Drain" or "Spin Cycle. Look into the filter cavity with a torch and see if the pump propelors are spinning properly and that they havent brocken off from the motor shaft.

Please dont stick your fingers in there whilst it is running. If the pump seems to be turning O.K. then the only other thing which I can think of is a coin which has blocked off or closed off one of the hoses.
I have seen cases where the diameter of a coin is exactly the same as the drain hose, and once lodged in there, it makes a perfet wall and blocks water flow.

You will need to check all the hoses individually by taking them off. First remove the hose leading out from under the tank going to the water pump. Then the drain hose going from the pump to your sink or drain. Sometimes it may be easier to lay the machine on its back and access the hose from underneath the machine.

Take note of how the hoses are joined on so that you can put them back on as they were.

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