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At end of wash cycle,moter/pump make a ratching noise.can feel small wire in outlet chamber but it will not come out.

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Could be that there is some foreign material within that casues the noise. It will be good to remove the drain pump/valve clean and reset.
This must solve the issue.

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Take pump off, remove both ends of discharge hose and remove stuck piece of wire, or you may need to replace the pump.

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I keep getting OE displayed on my washing machine. I have drain cleaned the pump filter and inlet filter but am still getting same display. What should I do?

Hello there and thanks for choosing fixya
Small objects may not be noticed. They could be underneath the impeller, wrapped round the impeller or stuck inside the pump chamber out of sight.
An elastic band or elastic from a hair bobble, a small piece of torn strap from a bra, a large piece of grit or stone, a small screw, a piece of plastic etc. items like these and other similar obstructions could all cause the impeller to slow down and not be capable of creating the vortex required to force out the water. Rubber bands and similar can wrap around the impeller restricting its movement. Other items could get trapped underneath the impeller out of sight and also restrict its movement. In all these cases it should be detectable by trying to turn the impeller with a finger or screwdriver (with the machine unplugged of course!). It should move freely. However, some impellers may feel like there's a small resistance which when overcome allows the impeller to jump 180 degrees round. Then another small resistance needs overcoming before it jumps round again. Without knowing how free an impeller should be it's hard to diagnose but if one is quite tight all the way round it is probably obstructed.
A button of a specific size could be small enough to get through the pump filter and even past the impeller, but then get jammed inside the pump outlet chamber where the drain hose attaches to. This would be invisible unless the drain hose is removed and you look into it. Another common blockage here that can remain undetected is a small piece of a bra wire that got through into the pump outlet chamber and has jammed inside. Subsequently most of the fluff and threads that would normally pump away can get snagged on it and build up into a blockage.

2: There is a blockage somewhere after the pump, either inside the drain hose or in the connection that the water discharges in to under the sink -
A button of a specific size could be small enough to get past the pump and into the drain hose, but be too large to pass through the drain hose or through the plastic spout on the u-bend that the drain hose may be connected to ( see picture of a typical u-bend sink adapter for plumbing a washing machine into ).This could completely stop water from being pumped out, or it could even manifest as an intermittent fault. I've seen several cases where a button is jammed halfway up inside a drain hose or in the opening of the plastic spout of the u-bend connection but it spins round and acts like a butterfly valve. When swiveled round one way water can get past, but then the water flow can swivel it round again so that it stops the water flow. To check for this you'd need to disconnect the drain hose from the u-bend and examine the end of the drain hose and inside the spout itself to check for blockages.
If necessary, the drain hose can also be taken off the machine to see if you can detect any obstruction. I've managed to clear some large obstructions by shoving the end of the drain hose onto the cold tap at the sink and turning on the water. Be careful though, you can easily end up spraying water everywhere. I use a large dishcloth over the hose and hold on tight. If there's no blockage though or it's something that's swiveled round and not closing off the flow you shouldn't feel much pressure.

3: The pump itself is faulty -
If the impeller is broken it could be spinning on the shaft. In other words although the pump rotor is spinning it is not turning the impeller that forces the water out or due to slippage on the shaft it is not turning fast enough. The pump could sound like it's running but in fact it is not revolving at speed inside, however, I would expect it to sound different to normal.
It's even possible for the pump to be oscillating instead of revolving because of a fault causing it not to spin properly. You would have to use your imagination to find out if either of these are the case. It's relatively rare.
4: Finally - Watch out if your problem has only occurred after connecting the washing machine to new plumbing after moving house or after someone has put new plumbing in your current house and after connecting the washing machine it will not drain when it did before - Watch out for the blanking piece in new plumbing installations - particularly at new houses
Related pump troubleshooting advice: Washing machine won't empty water (From DIY repair help common washing machine problems) ' The water won't pump out of the washing machine (question 6 on this page)

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Spin cycle is not working

one possible problem the lid swicth might have broken but if you hear a moter noise when it trying to spin the swictch is ok you can verify
if washing machine agitates during wash cycle
if no agitation newer design has a drive coupling between moter and transmission lean machine back
you will find debries center of machine about 8 inches back usually black rubber the drive coupling
has 3 pins on each outside peice that fit into the center bushing lean machine back have second person for safety unplug machine to change drive coupling there are two clips that hold pump to top of moter remove clips slide pump off shaft remove two screws from top of pump clips unplug wiring harness
undue clips remove moter drive coupling peices can be remove by pulling or can use large flat blade and work from oposites sides till plastic parts come off
reassembly place outside parts one on transmission one on moter install center part on transmission side
line up pins from moter to line up with 3 holes in center part normally top clip i install first so gravity assist with install of bottom clip reinstall screws plug in harness line up pump with moter shaft and reinstall clips run check if no noise from moter when lid is closed then lid switch might be bad the new style of washer is front serviceable there are two screws bottom outside corners of panel remove
light pressure pull panel forward then lift is hinged at
top back roll back there are two brass clips catch front of clip with flat blade screw driver and move top of handle toward back of machine clip will pop off wiring for lid switch on top of case needs to be unplugged outside case will tilt toward you then can be lifted off alignment tabs at bottom front there are two screws where lid switch is held to top of case can be seen when case is removed good luck ron

Dec 10, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Will fill up with water but will not spin and just makes a buzzing noise?

there are two possible problems one the lid switch might be broken there is a small tab front right corner of lid that goes down into a hole to operate the switch which i beleive is still good because you can hear the moter hum there is a drive coupling between the moter and transmission if you lean the machine back you will find black rubber debries in the middle toward the front of machine before taking apart unplug from power the pump has two clips that hold it on top of moter there are two screws in two clips that hold the moter to a metal plate next to transmission the wiring harness plugs in to side of moter the drive coupling can be worked off gently with a wide screw driver from moter and transmission each plastic piece has three
pins that line up and fit into a hard black
rubber center the trick is lining it back up and clipping the metal supports back on moter i normally clip the top one back on first gravity assist with correct placement of moter to reinstal bottom clip reattach wiring harness two screws in moter clips reinstall pump will probably have to turn moter shaft to align with pump reinstall pump clips

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My kenmore front loader sounds like I am wahsing a rock

You have offered a fairly vague description (cycle stage in particular would be useful).

Based purely on your description of the noise, it might be a pump obstruction - often a bra wire or similar item can block the pump.

If you are comfortable to investigate yourself then proceed as follows -

1. Turn the washing machine off at the mains supply and isolate/unplug.

2. Tilt the machine back and access the drain, usually located at the front, below the drum, often behind a flap - DO NOT LOOSEN/REMOVE THE DRAIN PLUG - Place a basin under the drain.

3. Remove the drain plug (often there is a small retaining screw securing the plug, remove it and keep it safe)

4. Allow the drum to drain into the basin until empty

5. Look into and feel around the opening exposed by removing the plug - if there is an integrated filter, clear it and remove any remaining obstructions from the waste pipe & pump, including the typical aforementioned bra-wire/s, wet fluff & dust etc.

6. When satisfied that all is clear, reassemble the outlet and re-secure the plug with the retaining screw if present.

7. Place the machine back on the level, reconnect the power and check its function.

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My INDESIT WIDL 126 S wont empty

The possible problems here are blockages or pump failure. Blockages are the more likely explanation but pumps can fail. If the washing machine will not empty the water out you may also not be able to open the door on some washing machines although these days it's much rarer to have a pneumatic lock on the door due to cost cutting (if a washing machine has a pneumatic door safety lock a rubber hose is connected to the door interlock from the pressure chamber bottle on the tub - water in the tub forces air up this tube and locks the door, which is released when the water is pumped out and the air pressure drops).

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Washing machine makes buzzing noise

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