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Washer Hey...your advice was great!! Had to carry it a bit further...there was a trim nail caught in the impellar of the pump...must have worked it's way through the holes..thnx alot !!!

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Why is the motor roaring ? is it rubing on housing or a bearing ?


It may not be you motor, but the sound of some item caught in the impellar, which is the part that causes suction. It is usually located in the upper housing, and can be accessed fairly easily. Unscrew any visible screws,(usually phillips type) and carefully lift housing off. This should expose the impellar. If debris is present, remove it.
But also check for possibly broken fins on the impellar itself. Sometimes items like coins, or nails etc, will get picked up accidentally, then spin around in the impellar housing, only to break a fin or two trying to move on. If this has happened, replace the impellar.

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Water is not drining from the machine and when i drain it by hand i then start the machine it brings the water in but does not start the wash the eco and fast light come on flashing what can i do to solve...


shut iff the water disconnect the drain line and clean out the drain pull the entire unit out and disconnect the drain that goes into the drain pump clean and make sure there is nothing clogged in the drain line. remove the drain pump and do a bench test on the drain pump to assure the impellar is spining on the inside of the drain pump. Reconnect your unit but leave the drain line going into a large bucket turn on the water supply press for the unit to start its cycle after a couple minutes then press and hold cancel for three seconds this puts the unit into the drain function while the unit is draining the water observe how strong the flow of water is going into the bucket. If when you observe the impellar you do not see the impellar spining then replace the drain pump most likely you have something caught in the drain line of where the line plugs into your sink area. If you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in simiilar situations in the future Thanks Rick

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Each time i try to start the washer the f 11 code come on .the waher wont start, now there is a great amount of water in the washer, the pump wont start on the drain/spin cycle either


yes this is common for the whirlpool duet... if you remove the front cover lower cover that is you will see 2 maybe three screws at very bottom of unit.. once you remove this you will see a round shaped clean out that has a handle on it... prior to removing this make sure unit is unplugged and you have several towel in hand because there will be a gallon or two of water come out...if you have a shop vac they come in great hand for this project. vac all the water you can out of the tub and then have it ready when you open this clean out.. look inside for any foreign materials (ie: coins,bobby pins, i have even seen women metal bra linings get it this area) check the hose while your in there for anything and reach up into pump area and make sure nothing is in impellar..hopefully you find you culprit here ..sometimes trash will go through the pump and made out of plastic will damage plastic impellar and requires a new drain pump assembly. maybe you have caught it before that..... good luck give me a feed back thanks

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My Pentair WF-26 1.5 HP just started emitting a loud "whine" detectable above the regular pump noise. Looking through the window into the debris basket the water also looks more frothy than...


The loud "whine" you hear, does it sound like its a metal kind of "whine"? There are a couple of things it could be. Your impellar may have debris caught in it and to properly check and clean the impellar you will need to open up the pump and remove the diffuser and check/clean as needed. You can sometimes remove the basket and try to feel your way with a couple of fingers to the impellar but your only able to reach 10% of it. Whisperflo is an outstanding pump but very notorious for debris getting stuck in the impellar and the impellar breaking easily because it is plastic. If you have ran the pump without prime/no circulation you can easily have caused heat damage to the impellar. The other thing to check is the motor. Although it is only 2 1/2 years old the motor still could be going out. The bearings are the top noise makers when a motor is going bad. You will still have normal suction/circulation it will just be really loud when the motor runs each day.

I hope this helped. Please don't hesitate to submit any further questions you may have. I would be glad to help.

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As soon as the washer starts, it makes a noise that isn't normal>>loud


with out further info on the location of the noise.
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Flashing ce


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My front loader washer door will not open a lock symbol is being displayed tryed unplugging did not work


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Washer won't drain and is making a grinding sound


That grinding noise could be something caught in your drain pump.  The fact that it doesn't drain could be that something has lodged in the pump and either stopped the impeller from turning, or has ruined the pump.  This is actually a common problem with the small front load washers.  If you remove the lower panel just under the door the drain pump will located in the front on the right hand side.  You will need to remove the inlet hose from the pump.  This is the hose that runs from the tub to the pump.  Unplug the washer first, and drain any residual water from the tub by using a wet/dry shop vac and attaching it to the drain hose at the standpipe.  If you can manage to pull the water from the washer in this manner, you will avoid a huge mess later.  There's roughly 7 gallons of water in the tub when it is full.  I don't think you would want this much water gushing all over your floor.  With the drain line removed inspect the impeller of the pump for obstructions.  The most common culprit is coins, drill bits, screws and nails.  Even tooth picks and cotton swabs can stop the drain pump if they become lodged.  If you find the pump clogged and manage to clear it, you still may have to replace, however.  Just keep that in mind.  The pumps are usually pretty durable, but depending on how long it's been in it's current condition, it may have ruined the pump motor and/or impeller.  I hope you find this information helpful.  Good luck to you and post back with comments if you have any further questions.

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