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Hi, I've lost the manual for myWhirpool WFS1073CD washing machine. During a wash it has suddenly stopped and asks me to clean the pump. Can you please tell me where the pump is and how i can get to it. Is this also possible while it was in the middle of a wash?/ Eva

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
It is possible in the middle of a wash BUT I'm sorry, you need to switch the machine off to do it. You will see why!
Here are my guidance notes for checking both the drain pump filter and the drain pump motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play!

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!

Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
John C

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