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Washing mechine samsung water can not drain model wa12v5


Check the drain hose for kinks or other obstructions.

Caution: the following steps require removal of all or part of the cabinet. There will be high voltages and moving parts present when the machine is running. Keep well clear of moving parts, and do not wear loose-sleeved clothing. Do not touch electrical terminals during operation. Avoid putting your hands or test leads into the bottom section of the machine unless it is unplugged.

Check the drain pump. If it is belt driven, verify that the belt is turning the pump. If it has electrical terminals, inspect them for corrosion or signs that the connection has been overheating (insulation burned brown or black, possibly made brittle or even falling off of the wire). If there is a problem here, clean up any corrosion. If necessary, cut off the damaged wire terminals and crimp on new ones of the same type. (The male terminals on the pump motor are not replaceable, but they can usually be polished.) Overheated terminals without corrosion, together with signs of overheating on the pump motor indicate that the pump or motor is stuck.

If you can see the pump motor armature (open frame shaded pole motor) watch to see if it is spinning during the spin/drain cycle. If it is not, or turns slowly and erratically, unplug the machine and try turning the motor by hand (remove any accumulated dirt or grime from the bearings first). If it is sticky, apply a few drops of very light oil to the motor bearings; wipe off any excess. If it turns freely by hand, but does not turn during the spin/drain cycle, proceed to the timer checks below. If the pump turns, go to the hose check after the next paragraph.

If the motor is sealed inside the pump case, the preceding paragraph does not apply. Plug in the machine, set to spin/drain, and look over the area around the pump. Is there clearance to safely put your hand on it without getting too close to the tub belt or other moving parts? If you can, feel for vibration indicating coming from inside the pump. If there is none, proceed to the timer check. If vibration is present, either the pump is stuck or clogged, or there is a clog in the hoses.

Hose check: unplug the machine. Remove as much water as you can from the tub. Put a drain pan under the pump, and remove the inlet hose from the pump (be sure you have a bucket and something to bail out the drain pan on hand!) Look for any clogs in the hose or pump inlet, and remove them if present. If very little water comes out of the hose even though there is still some water in the bottom of the tub, the tub outlet is clogged, so you'll have to clear the other end of the hose. (In severe cases, there may be a layer of sludge between the inner tub and the outer tub. In that case, put the hose back on the pump, get a bottle of CLR brand cleaner or equivalent and follow the directions for cleaning out a washing machine.) If it appears you have the hose cleared, you can test your work by putting the pump end into the (emptied!) drain pan and pouring about half a gallon of water into the machine. It should run freely into the drain pan. If there are no signs of blockage on the inlet hose, check the outlet hose. If necessary, disconnect the hose from the pump and put it into the drain pan, then remove the hose from the house drain pipe. Lift the drain pipe end above the height of the machine, and pour water into it while having someone observe whether any water goes into the drain pan inside the machine. If you can fill the hose to overflowing with little if any going into the drain pan, you have a lint clog in the outlet hose.

Timer check: If everything looks good mechanically and there are no clogs, but the machine still doesn't drain, it's time to check the timer. The quickest test is to use an electrician's electric field voltage detector (an electronic gadget that beeps or flashes a light when brought near a wire connected to an AC source). Set the machine to spin/drain, turn it on, and bring the detector near the wires going to the drain pump. If there is no voltage detected, the problem is most likely at the timer. If there is voltage detected, and the preceding steps have been taken, the pump is bad.

If you don't have this tool, but do have a voltmeter, measure the voltage directly at the timer (this is safer than having test leads near the moving machinery in the bottom of the washer). Unplug the machine and open the timer cover. Identify the pump wires at the timer. One will probably be white (neutral) and the other will have the same color coding as the hot wire going to the pump (there may be a colored stripe on the wire in addition to the main color). Set the voltmeter to read 200 Ohms resistance, then carefully insert one of the test leads into the pocket of the timer connector with the pump wire in it. Find a neutral wire connection (solid white wire) and connect the other lead to it. You should read something under 100 Ohms - the pump motor winding resistance. If you get an open circuit reading, repeat the measurement directly at the pump motor terminals. If it is still open, the motor winding is bad. If you can measure the motor resistance at the motor but not the timer, check your wiring connections (sometimes it is difficult to make contact with the terminal inside the timer connector pocket, or you may have the wrong wire). Once you are sure you have the right connections first set the meter to read at least 200 VAC, then connect it to the pump wires at the timer. Plug in the machine and set it to spin/drain and turn it on. If you get no voltage or a low and erratic voltage, the timer's pump contacts may be bad. If you get a solid voltage reading and the pump doesn't run, the pump is bad.

Nov 16, 2016 | Samsung Washing Machines

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My washer will not drain it reports an error f2


The error code F2 indicates a long drain, when the drain time exceeds 8 minutes (see images below). If you have a volt/ohm meter and are comfortable working around live electricity I can give you a few checks that will help you diagnose the problem. If you are not already sure you can perform these checks safely and competently, refer this work to a qualified professional. Working with live electrical current can be very hazardous and possibly deadly. Testing voltage output requires working with electrical current. Do not attempt these measurements without the proper tools and safeguards. I have included a set of illustrated instructions (See below). These should step you through the process of checking the drain system of your washer.


  • You will need to ohm the drain pump. To ohm the drain pump gain access to the CCU (Central Control Unit), find the DP2 connector and disconnect it from the CCU. Ohm the 2 wires going down to the drain pump. It should ohm around 15 ohms.
    • If not the drain pump is bad and will need to be replaced.
  • Check the drain hoses for clogs or kinks.
  • Make sure the drain pump filter is clear.
  • Reseat and check all wiring connections from the pump to the CCU.
  • If the problem is not corrected, replace the drain pump.
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Jan 10, 2011 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3 Front Load Washer

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Wiring a new pump but the wires are different colors


Neutral should be white. To be sure pull the cover plate off the *********** of the motor on the back side of the plate it will have the wires color coded for which wire is neutral and which is hot. Normally Black would be hot and the yellow wire could be second speed so if you look on the plate on the new motor you will be able to see the wiring diagram. This is assumeing it is a 110 Volt motor single phase.

May 28, 2010 | Aqua Flo Flomaster 1.5 H.P. 2 Speed Fmhp...

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Washing machine will not drain


The lidswitch connection has 3 wires.f907c3d.gif The green wire is ground. The other 2 wires are live wires to the motor. Jump them out and see if the washer will run. If it does then replace the lid switch
Manual with videos and more photos here

May 20, 2010 | Kenmore 24902 Top Load Washer

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Asko model 1776 that doesn't drain. We stored it for years and have installed it without any installation guides. It was from a construction auction and it had some mice living in it in the shed. I...


Remove the drain hose and make sure its clear. Inspect the pump outlet where the hose attaches and make sure itts clear. Usually insects build nests in the end of the hoses during storage. If this is not the problem, and it does spray water during the wash cycle, it is either the separate drain pump or the control board. test the drain pump to see if it has resisitance (unplug the unit first) if not it is bad. If the pump has resistance it may be seized. Last check the control board.

Feb 12, 2010 | Asko D1776 Built-in Dishwasher

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How do I check for 120 VAC at the drain pump? I know where the drain pump is, Im just not sure how to check for 120VAC


First you need a voltmeter

Set that to AC volts in the 200v range

Clip the black or blue lead to the earth post (thats the one with all of the green wires clamped on it)

Put the red or brown wire from the meter onto the brown or red wire of the pump (For safety you need to use an alligator clip or spring clip tipped probe to make the connection)

Switch the machine on to the pump cycle and you should read 120v .

Unless you have an electrical background I would not recommed that you work inside a machine which is live.





Jul 24, 2009 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000E Front Load...

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Electrical problem with fuel pump 97 Yukon


Go to autozones web sight and look up under self repair. they have a wire diagram.

Mar 21, 2009 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

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Modell S5443X1GB water not pumping out,no


First you need to ensure that the drain pump is working.
The drain pump is tested by the technician by energizing the pump directly, so to understand if the pump solenoid is working.
This is an unsafe job for the home user, as there is AC inside your appliance, all live power test should be done by techs.
Apart testing the pump, check also the wiring harness to the pump.
If the pump is fine, then replace the control panel.

Here you find parts for your appliance and repair help.

Mar 04, 2009 | Neff 24 in. S5443X2 Built-in Dishwasher

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Drain Pump wiring


Hi Dave
Welcome to Fixya.This is an easy one to solve. It does not matter which wire you put on the terminals, as they are both common, that is to say the feed goes in and out again, so you can quite happily put which wire on either terminal.It will work and run the correct way regardless.
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks,and a MERRY XMAS.

Dec 22, 2008 | Washing Machines

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