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My washing machine won't spin or drain the water. It washes then there's a hum from the motor but it won't progress. There's no reset button to press; I've tried changing the cycle; turning machine off; washing again; still won't spin or drain. Last time I used it it did this but after jiggling the machine it worked but not this time

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  • Czerney Dort Mar 20, 2011

    What brand you have

  • hdieme Mar 20, 2011

    my Fisher

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The pump has a blockage that is stopping the impellor from spinning, hence the hum and not emptying. You need to gain access to the pump and remove the item, usually I find hair ties or plastic lolly sticks have worked their way in there.

Different types of machine require different methods to do this, so provide the make/model and further help may be provided.

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  • hdieme Mar 20, 2011

    Thanks for your help - no children live here so neither of those things could be stopping the propellor turning. It's a Fisher

  • Richard
    Richard Mar 20, 2011

    Fisher

  • hdieme Mar 20, 2011

    I've opened the front section and everything that should be able to turn does turn. I can't turn the machine on it's side as it's full of water so a bit stuck. Have contacted F

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