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Water will not drain. Lid Switch works, agitator works, timer working. In rinse/spin there is a humming sound but nothing happens and then the timer advances. what's the solution?

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Hello there:
This is normally due to a clogged drain pump
take the bottom front panel off and removed the drain plug/trap. then clean all that out and now the washer should work fine Now on me of these machines
The drain plug is on the front of this washer - you can see it without removing anything - there is a small 5"x3" panel on the front bottom that you pull out and then the plug twists free - have a large pan ready and unsrew slowly - water will come gushing out - have towels at the ready!

There are 2 screws on the bottom of the larger bottom front panel - remove these and you can see inside

you will see the drain plug housing is connected to the water pump and there are two hoses connected to the housing and the pump one coming from the washer to the drain plug and one going from the pump to your drain.

Remove the hoses carefully - using pliers to pinch the clamps together.

the hardest part of this is removing the drain plug housing and pump - because it seems like you should be able to just remove the pump - but you can not!!
There are two screws holding in the housing and pump - remove them and the whole thing pulls clear.

Once out you can make sure there is not more coins or **** in the thing. Three screws hold the housing to the pump - mark these with a sharpie before you remove them - because once it is off there are multiple ways to re attach it.

Once free of the drain plug housing spin the pump a few times and put it all back together -

Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

  • kaesmith86 Oct 08, 2010

    Thank you so much! You saved me from having to buy a new washer! I washed a pillow in my washer and somehow it came apart and the stuffing was everywhere, then my washer wouldn't drain. I was about to throw it out until I read this, thanks again for your expertice!

  • mr_repair151 Oct 19, 2010

    I agree I bought a timer and still had same problem , took the pump and hoses off and they were clogged with sand (grand kids were here for the weekend ) cleaned everything and it runs like new . THANK YOU VERY MUCH !

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