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  • mikerking Aug 31, 2010

    Thanks for your help. Found access to pump, behind removable front panel. Cleaned out some trash in pump and all seems O.K. now.



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To access the drain pump, remove the front of the machine. Remove the kick panel at the front bottom of the machine. The 2 screws need just 1 turn to loosen, use a flat head screwdriver. There are a couple of hidden clips on the Kick panel that secure it to the machine. These are located at the top edges of the Kick panel, and can be pressed on (by sliding a wide, flat knife between the top of the Kick panel) to release the Kick panel from the front of the machine. Now you’ll be able to see the screw cap for the drain pump, it is located on the left hand side. Before removing this cap make sure that you have a container and lots of towels to clean the water as there is a risk of flooding the floor with water. Clean the pump and your issue will be resolved now. please post back for more information. Hope this helps...


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