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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Do not attempt to remove a drum unless you have been trained to do so
First thing to do is to dump the back drain hose into a big dish and drain off all of the standing water
in the machines sump.
Remove the power !!
Tip the machine towards the back and front to get as much water out of it as possible
Tip the machine back agains a wall or a bench with a cloth protecting both surfaces
Put a wooden block underneath the front edge of the machine in case it falls on you
Get a torch and look at the bottom of the drum , there will be a big hose connected to the base with a jubilee clip or spring clip
Remove the clip and pull the hose off , place a cloth on the floor as there may still be some water in the hose , if you are lucky the wire will be either in the hose or in the sump that the hose is fixed to.
If the hose is connected to the rear of the drum tip the machine as far back as possible allowing the wire to fall within reach of the hole
If you cant see it get a magnetic retriever or a piece of bent coat hanger and go fishing.
If the hose is fitted to the front of the drum reverse the machine and lay it on its front or as far forward as possible , that way the wire will fall towards the hole
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.
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Posted on Sep 16, 2010
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