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I have a Kenmore Elite QuietPak 2 front loading washer..lately it has been taking FOREVER to finish a cycle (always stalling at 0:01 when cycle is about to end) Suggestions??? I am also using HE detergent but often getting SUD warning (I have recently taken off front panel & cleaned out filter when I was getting SUD & F2 warning, so I don't undertsand why it's still doing it???)

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Where you able to check the operation of the drain motor when yo removed the filter for cleaning?
If not please see the extract of my guidance notes ;-0)
REMOVE POWER
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!

Good luck!
John C

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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