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How to clean the pump on a whirlpoolb front loader

The red light is on and the machine keeps stopping

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Remove the three screws securing the bottom access panel. There you will find a pump filter that you can unscrew and remove debris.
Removing the pump from the mounting position and pulling forward slightly will make draining a little easier.
UNSCREW AND DRAIN SLOWLY as there will be lots of water to catch..

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