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Front Load Washing machine not draining and or not spinning
Posted on Oct 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I was getting an F and Sud error that wouldn't allow the washer to drain.
There's a good chance that its a clogged filter and very easy to fix.
1.Turn power off at breaker or unplug the washer.
2.Unscrew the 3 star head bolts on the bottom panel ( Look at the gap between the bottom panel and upper panel and you'll see them) Pull the panel off.
3.Right in front of you you'll see a white plastic with 2 hoses going into it and a black box attached. It has a circular knob. That's where the filter is located.
4. Unscrew the 1 silver screw attaching the filter housing to the washer... this will make it easier to access the white hose clamp. Slide the housing towards you to free it from the washer frame.
5. Grab a bucket to catch the water that's in the hose and place a towel under the washer too, this will keep any stray water from going all over.
6.You can use a pair of Chanel lock pliers to squeeze the hose clamp on the smaller white hose while you pull it free from the housing, aim that hose into the bucket and shake it a bit to get any particles out until it stops draining.
7. Now you can unscrew the white circular filter knob to the left, be prepared for some water to come out, keep the bucket and towel handy for this.
8. Pull the filter all the way out and more than likely you'll be surprised by how much **** is in there lol, I had a small screw driver, a nail, coins and many other misc. debris.
9. Shake the filter housing a little while its over the plastic bucket to help drain excess water and crud out of the hose and housing.
10. Clean the filter and make sure all the holes are clear.
11. Reinstall the opposite way you took it apart but keep the lower panel off to make sure nothing is leaking after you do step 12.
12.Turn the power back on and press the cancel button twice and make sure the washer is set to spin and drain cycle and run and watch it off and on until its done.
13. Go ahead and put the lower panel back on.
Hope that helps out !
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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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.
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Posted on Oct 01, 2010
Great!!! It was very simple, all I needed to do is open three screws and pull the fron cover and reach in you can feel a latch just pull it down (esy no need to use any force) and wow!!! it opened front door.
Hi, I live in Illinois and called service man from Ace Appliance Service, paid $65.00 and I was told by the repair person door can not be open nd he needs to break the latchwhich will be another $88.00 for the new lock/latch and $130.00 to replace... Wow!! it took less than 5 minutes and I was able to open it I am not a technical person but your instructions were simple and straight forward....
Thank a lot
Posted on Dec 12, 2010
Remove any kinks in the drain hose. Ensure that the washer is not sitting on the hose.
Inspect the household drain. Remove clogs, if possible. Call a plumber if you cannot remove the clogs.
Check the drain and make sure there is an air gap between the hose and drain. An air gap is necessary to prevent the drain hose from siphoning water.
Clean the pump filter. Open the pump access door. Turn the pump filter counter-clockwise and remove it. Remove dirt and debris. Replace the filter and close the pump access door.
Rearrange the clothing in the load. An unbalanced load can prevent the washer from spinning or draining.
Allow the washer to cool down for two hours. If the washer overheats, it will stop the motor and cool down before restarting.
Close the door completely. The washer will not operate if the door is not securely closed.
I hope the above helps.
Posted on Jan 11, 2011
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