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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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Error code F 35

F35 is a slow drain error check for kinks or cloggs in the drain line. Also check that the pump is not clogged and while checking the pump check the impellar on the pump that no impellar blades are missing as well. broken fins on the impellar or if the impellar is not spining would give you the same fault pump error 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 similar situations in the future Thanks Rick

Apr 11, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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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

Jan 03, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Don't think the pump is working, could be elastic bands wrapped around, how can I get to the pump to check ? Can get to impellar but that doesn't reeal a great deal.

Remove the two securing screws from base of machine then undo hoses..You can then look/ strip pump .Before I strip a pump i mark position of housing to make sure it goes on correct way.

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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.
Does the washer drain. if not check the drain pump and look to see if there is any obstruction.there may have been something that got caught in the drain pump impellar and cause some kind of damage. also check all your shocks and springs. along with the pulley and belt assembly make sure it is all connected properly

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Flashing ce

Most all error codes on a Calypso end up being a pump problem. If all the water can't be pumped out, the tub gets too heavy for the motor to handle and it will cause a CE error code. Something like lint or wire or screw may be caught in pump impellar. If your not familiar with repair you need to call for service.

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Water will not drain from washer

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

there is a chance that there is something stuck inside the drain pump.use a shop vac attach it to the end of the drain hose remove all the water.unplug the unit and plug it back in this should unlock the door. check the drain pump for foregin objects such as small nails bobby pins,drill bits anything that could stop the impellar wheel from turning.if there is nothing in it then you might have a bad drain pump.

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Fo2 on screen

your pump is jammed clean or, replace

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Whirlpool wtw6400 rattling noise in final spin sounds like may be object in pump water is also leaking how to check and or replace

For this model washer there are two pumps. The pump on the right hand side of the washer is the DRAIN pump, while the pump on the left is the recirc pump (as viewed from the front of the washer). The easiest way to access the pump(s) is to either tilt the washer backwards and work from underneath, or remove the back panel. I usually remove the back panel, AND work from underneath, If something is caught in the pump, be prepared that you may have a damaged pump that requires replacement. To replace either pump follow these steps:

1. Unplug the washer.
2. Remove drain hose from the standpipe at the wall, and use a shop vac to pull a vacuum on the drain line to suction all the remaining water from the wash tub. There is quite a bit of water that remains in the wash tub that needs to be drained BEFORE removing any of the drain hoses (this is normal, by the way). Not draining the washer can be a very messy experience.
3. With the water drained, disconnect the electrical connections from the pump and loosen the mounting screws that hold the pump in place.
4. Remove the hose clamps and disconnect the two drain hoses from the pump.
5. With the pump removed, inspect the inlet side to see if anything is lodged in the impeller. Inspect the pump for any obvious signs of damage. It is common for nails, screws and drill bits to get caught in these pumps as small items like this will fit through the holes inside the wash tub.
6. Reinstall pump using the steps in reverse order. If the pump does not function, you will have to replace it.

A replacement pump can be ordered on line at Just type in your COMPLETE model number (usually located along the wash tub opening) and the pump(s) will be located under the "Pump Parts" heading as either item number 1 (drain pump - part #W10049390) or 4 (recirc pump - part #8578573).

I hope you find this information helpful. If you require additional assistance, please let me know.

PS You can find these same pumps at as well. The drain pump is a little more in price, but the recirc pump is listed a lot cheaper. Use the part number listed above for your search.

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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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