Washer does nor drain
let me explain this as best i can so please read the entire post ok?
Sometimes the most obvious
answers are the first ones overlooked. If the tub isn't draining, first check
the drain system. Check the drain hose to make sure it isn't kinked. Also
check any lint filter that may be installed. On some Whirlpool/Kenmore models,
there is also a side-check valve at the tub outlet that can get clogged.
There aren't too many things
that can go wrong with a pump. The pump bearings can seize, stopping it from
turning. The pump can be jammed by socks or other small items. The impeller
blades can break off due to junk entering the pump; if this happens, the pump
may seize up, or it may just stop pumping. The usual solution is to replace
But the symptoms of a
pump failure are something else altogether. If the pump locks up, and the
motor is still trying to turn it, something's gotta give. If the pump
is belt-driven (as it is in many washers) the pulley driving the pump may
shear off, or the belt may break. The belt may ride over the locked pulley,
or the motor pulley will continue turning under the belt; this will burn the
belt and possibly break it. There may even be enough tension on the belt to
stop the motor from turning.
The symptoms can be confusing.
For example, a common complaint about a Whirlpool belt-drive washer is that
it isn't spinning, accompanied by a strong burning smell. The problem is almost
always a pump that's locked up. The washer doesn't enter the spin cycle
because the spin is interlocked with the drain cycle. This means that the
basket won't start spinning until the water is partially drained. The burning
smell comes from the rubber belt, which is riding over the motor pulley or
locked pump pulley.
NOTE: If you EVER find a broken belt,
check for a locked pump, transmission or other pulley before replacing the
If you suspect that something
is jamming the pump, drain the tub and pull the hoses off the pump. Look into
the hoses and the pump and pull out whatever is jamming it. If you can't see
anything jamming the pump, feel around the inside of the pump inlets and
outlets with a pair of needlenose pliers. If all else fails, and you still
can't find the jam, pull the pump out of the machine and check it.
Nov 10, 2010 |
Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer