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Sounds like pump is trying to move but water still won't drain

Hi! my husband cleaned out the junk cought in the pump and it still won't drain it sounds like its trying husband thinks it may need a new pump.what do you sugest? thanks kim or

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    hi! i have to wait for my husband to get home to try it but it sounds like what we were looking for.ilove the way you have it step by step. thanks a bunch!!!! ednkim87


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There's a good possibility that the pump impeller or motor could have been damaged by whatever was clogging it up. It doesn't take much to break them. If the drain lines are clear, and you have verified no clogs between the drain tub and the pump (I have found wash clothes and socks stuck here before), then I would recommend a pump replacement. I'm assuming the electrical connection is good, since you stated that you could hear the pump running. If you need instructions on how to replace the pump you can use the following link:

I know the symptom I listed is for a pump that is not running, but there are situations where the pump will continue to run, but still won't pump water.

To answer the next possible question...No, I don't think the motor is sold as a separate part. I did not see it listed that way. If you go to and type in your serial number, the part can be located as item number 10 (part # 8181684) under the "Pump and Motor Parts" heading. If you do not wish to purchase on line, use the part number provided and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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