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After cleaning the detergent holder we replaced it and statred a wash cycle, it started OK then the top light started flash on and off and the machine stopped. We took out the garments and pumped out the water OK, then switched of the machine and took the plug out for 1 minute as suggested in the manual and restarted the machine it worked for about 5 mins then the top light started flashing on and off again and the machine stopped mid cycle.

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  • info65326 Oct 13, 2010

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Hello,

what i the problem like?

thanks once again.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

  • Oloyede Monsuru Oct 15, 2010

    Hello,



    There
    are several reasons that a washing machine won't drain or spin. The
    cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that
    will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause
    and work down to the more difficult causes.

    INSTRUCTION BELOW




  • A
    washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for
    any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose
    has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be
    straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked,
    check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to
    remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through
    the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean
    up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected.
    Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The
    washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the
    problem.






  • 2

    If
    the washer still won't drain or spin, check to see if the lid is not
    closing all the way or if the lid switch is not clicking into place.
    Close the lid and make sure that it closes all the way down. When the
    lid closes, the lid switch should click. If there is no clicking sound,
    then the switch may need to be replaced. Follow manufacturer's
    directions for replacing the switch. If the lid does not close all the
    way, visually check for signs that the lid is bent. If bent, try to
    bend it back into place.






  • 3

    Loose
    or broken belts could also prevent a washing machine from draining or
    spinning. Pull the washer away from the wall and, using the
    screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the back panel. Using the flashlight,
    visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any broken or
    loose belts. Although replacing washing machine belts is difficult,
    anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle chain should be able to accomplish the task.






  • 4

    Another
    possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump.
    With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the
    voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power. If the washer is
    getting power, turn on the washer and listen to find out if the pump is
    running but the water is still not draining. It may be necessary to
    remove the pump and clean it or to replace the pump with a new one.
    Once the pump is replaced, turn on the washer to determine if it will
    now drain and spin.






  • 5

    If
    all of the above steps fail to produce a washing machine that drains or
    spins, then it is time to call a professional repairman. Use the
    screwdrivers and wrenches to replace the panel on the washer and push
    it back against the wall

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All these washers have a way to catch the lint and coins etc. before them thangs can get into the pump. Remove the base panel and remove the hose from tub to pump and clean it out OR simple remove the filter and dump the stuff out. After cleaning the detergent holder - c9175e1.jpga6bc7f6.jpge855125.jpg68db9fd.jpgSome washers don't have this convience instead you remove the tub to pump hose and clean outAfter cleaning the detergent holder - 16d0797.jpgcreen within it. Check the vent hose betwAfter cleaning the detergent holder - faf6051.pnger valve and soap dispenser16d0797.jpgfaf6051.png0bed61f.jpg

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Please revert back with make and model# to assist you with model specific information.

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Rylee

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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    Rylee Smith Oct 14, 2010

    TO start with check the drain hose and try to clear the pump filter. If the issue is still not resolved then check the timer and replace the part that has gone bad.

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