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Asko 6221 washer won't drain, now won't fill either

Hi My washer was bought used and hasn't worked right since I got it. The drain doesn't work and makes a gravelly sound, but the pin trap is clear. A repairman replaced the drain pump, but it still doesn't drain and still makes that noise. Only now it doesn't fill, either! I manually drained it. so the drum is empty, but the door doesn't open. It does rotate back and forth , as in a wash cycle, but instead of filling it just hums. Any ideas?
Jim

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  • griff45 Jun 20, 2008

    Still getting nowhere on my Asko 6221 washer. The drainlines are clear, checked by the repairman, and the pump was replaced, but still not draining and still making that sound. Anyone?

  • griff45 Jun 25, 2008

    In answer to Micromaster, the water doesn't drain out at all. The drain for the hose is about 35 inches high. Also, now it doesn't fill either. I was wondering if this is a problem with the machine's fill valve or an circuit board.

  • griff45 Jun 26, 2008

    A question for Hematraj : The Asko 6221 appears to have several circuit boards, One called the Timer Control Assembly, Another called Control Unit wm33/44a. The second one is the large board, the first one seems to be part of the timer knob, but has a circuit panel, too. As these are expensive, I want to be sure which one to order. Thanks for being very helpful!
    Jim

  • griff45 Jun 26, 2008

    My asko washer, 6221 has a gravelly sound when it tries to drain. The pump was replaced by a repairman, but it still makes that sound and doesn't drain. Now the washer won't fill, either. I hear the sound of something trying, but then just a hum and no water. The valve is on and there is water to the machine. One expert suggested it was faulty control board that was to blame, but which one is it? These boards are expensive so I want to get the right one!
    Thanks for any help.
    Jim

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Dear Sir,

Although all brands are different in design, the basic concept is the same. Water comes in at the top, and goes out at the bottom. A pump forces the water to go in a particular direction. When a machine won't drain, there are several things to consider:

  • Is the drain hose kinked?
  • Does the lid switch click when closing? (see video below)
  • Something in the pump or hoses? Check the hose coming down from the tub for socks, rags, etc.
  • Bad wigwag?
  • Broken belt? Loose belt?
  • Current to motor? (Use voltmeter to check)
Never seal off a washer drain because your drain is sluggish. Have it cleaned professionally. Sealing off a washer hose will cause pump failure in a short time, not to mention wear and tear on the clutch and basket drive parts. A siphon break kit is available for those with difficult drains for $15.95.


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To be perfectly honest with you, there is a multitude of things that could cause this, from a clog to bad circuit board to an intermittent problem with the pump. It can get costly to narrow down the exact problem, and may be cheaper and definitely easier to buy another used washing machine. You can get a used washing machine fairly cheap, and it beats the headaches you going to have with this one. Try buying from a place that sells refurbished versus an individual, these places will usually work with you if there is a problem.

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Greetings,

The washer is bound for service.


Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
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U will hve to get ur control card repaired.the problems u shared with us arises due to faulty circuit control card.

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Check the lid switch.The bracket holding the switch may be broken or the switch may be faulty. Check it and report so thatwe can follow up..

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    eagle338 Jun 25, 2008

    Hi did you check the lid switch?

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If the water that pumps out of the machine goes back into the machine after the spin cycle, your washer may be siphoning the water from a laundry tub that has a slow drain, back into the washer. The usual remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is something stuck in the drain?) Also, check for these problems:

  • If the drain hose reaches more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut off the excess.


  • If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.
  • Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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      micromaster Jun 25, 2008

      if you were working now inside the unit and there a lot of space to see around the parts inside, it is better that you check also the water inlet valve on the washer, it was located on the lower left corner possibly on your unit..

      let me know..


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    Hi,

    If it won’t drain check these.



    If your washer spins but doesn't pump the water out, the drain line is probably clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump itself. If it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump and pull the item out.

    To remove the sock from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub. Then, using needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the clothing through the port.

    Sometimes you can't remove the stuck clothing from below. Then you have to remove the agitator, top of the outer drum shield, and inner clothes tub. This isn't easy to do--and you may need special tools--so you might be happier getting a qualified appliance repair technician to do the job.

    If the drain line isn't plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even if the pump appears to be turning, the internal impeller may be broken. If so, you need to replace the pump.

    It doesn't spin or pump
    If your washer doesn't spin or pump water out but the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley. If so, you need to replace the pump. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it.
    It pumps, but the water returns
    If the water that pumps out of the machine goes back into the machine after the spin cycle, your washer may be siphoning the water from a laundry tub that has a slow drain, back into the washer. The usual remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is something stuck in the drain?) Also, check for these problems:

    • If the drain hose reaches more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut off the excess.

    • If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.


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    How long did it work for after the repair man replaced the drain pump?
    Thanks,
    Lee

    Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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      Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

      Sounds like you might need to replace your circuit Control card.
      This is most likely the case.Since you cleaned out the pin trap this is the only other solution. I would contact the repair man I dont believe he fixed the correct problem.
      Hope that helps,
      Lee


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      Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

      If you need any further assistance please let me know.
      Thanks,
      Lee


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      Lee A. Jun 19, 2008

      Still hoping to hear back. Let me know how it went. If I don't hear back I will assume all is well. If you found this helpful and have a moment you can accept and rate the solution accordingly.
      Thanks again,
      Lee


    • Lee A.
      Lee A. Jun 26, 2008

      I am not convinced it is a "control card" at this point.
      Thanks,
      Lee

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