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Ariston awd121 washer will not complete wash cycle

Washer fills with water, does wash, but will not drain completely sometimes. i hear the pump going but it drains very slowly or doesn't drain at all. the control for the washer then just cycles around. any idea?

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  • Kong Hou Sep 22, 2008

    I fixed my problem. At the bottom of the machine, there is a cover that covers the drain plug. Unscrew the drain plug, there could be something that is caught there. Before you unscrew the plug, take as much water out of the machine as you can because the water will pour out from there. I used a towel to soak up all the water in the drum, then used a garbage bag to slowly get the water from the drain plug into the bag. Let me know if this fixes your problem

  • chekwa72 Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem but the door won't unlock so I can't take as much water form the machine. Should I go and try for it... unscrew the drain plug?
    Advice is much appreciated, thank you!



  • jefftrag Dec 24, 2008

    My drain plug is fine but clothes are always very wet after several "dry" cycles. How you unplug/clear drain hose?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Completed full wash cycle but did not completely drain water from washer



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I'm also having the same problem. I hate this machine!

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MY washer fills, sometimes stops without completing the wash, sometimes it shows a completed cycle but the clothes are too wet to dry, sometimes during a cycle it will turn off with the door locked.

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