Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
sounds like you may have sucked up a baby sock or something similar into the pump intake of that machine, and your inline filters are clogged. my sisters old GE used to do that (eat baby socks) unplug it and turn off the water spigots, start undoing them from the wall with channel lock pliers and machine examining the ends of the hoses(theres filters on the ends) for minerals and deposits, scrape them off with a small blade screwdriver or equivalent, also going into the machine the valve intake bodies (where the hoses screw into the machine)have filters in them also, clean them off but be careful they bend and break easily and may have to be replaced, . Now for the pump, undo the drain hose and grab a bucket, put the bucket on the floor and put the drain jose in it, if nothing comes out you need to move the machine higher than the bucket so maybe move the washing machine to the door and let the hose hang out the door, down the stairs if you have them and into the bucket, now depending on the machine you need access to the pump, either theres a access plate on the back or the machine may need to be tipped on its side so you can see under it, use a flashlight to kinda get an idea where its at. Several people argue wether or not a washing machine should be put on its side but the maytag man told my brother that if the machine is newer theres no problem so go ahead and gently put it on its side if you have to gain access that way, the pump housing resembles a pool pump kinda and you should be able to find it easy, the drain hose comes right from it, the housing on most of them are translucent so you can kinda see through it to see if theres something in there, using your channel locks undo the pipe clamps from the intake of the pump to the hose from the bottom of the macchine and look inside the pump, careful of the plastic part$ the pump can be run two different ways on that machine but a direct drive most likely so try and spin the pump drive either way to see whats hanging it up. My sister started putting her baby socks and small stuff in an old pillow case for washing after I had to fix it AGAIN. good luck
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
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