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The 'Clean pump' light has come on, on the above washing machine and it will not work. Any idea how to clean the pump or do I need to contact a whirlpool engineer?

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  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem - can anyone help??

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    jorge_jurado Apr 15, 2013

    Same. It won't drain

  • Marie Purcell Apr 22, 2013

    I have the same problem help please

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Awo/d 4505 washing machine the clean pump red light came on so cleaned the pump it yet it is still not working what can I do before I have to call someone in thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    The motor or pump is very noisy on my new whirlpool washing machine is it normal I have only had it on quick wash three times still far do I need run it on a different programme to sort this out the delivery man said it was normal it was the pump adjusting is this right


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Unplug your machine and unclip the plastic trim panel across the bottom of the machine (front) to reveal the circular pump filter cover. Unscrew this cover with your fingers and remove any debris inside. Put the cover back on, clip the panel back on and try your machine again. Should be fine.

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  • leannet Jul 18, 2010

    I had same problem with my machine. It was also making a really loud clicking sound and would not drain. I followed the above instructions and now it is working brilliantly. x

  • umusaale Oct 19, 2010

    Thanks for this advice. It just solved my problem!

  • mmoustaka Dec 02, 2010

    Thank you thank you.....did the trick! A warning though, if there is water in the machine it pours out of that area........Maria

  • daviespider Jul 21, 2011

    The water pours out if it stops in mid-cycle, it took a wee while draining very awkward but working perfectly now, thank you!

  • lmwilkinson Aug 14, 2011

    Today- I have had this machine for about 4/5 years and I had a load of bedding to wash. In the middle of the first load it stopped and the red light came on to say the pump needed cleaning! My partner was away at work so I looked on this web page, found my answer and set about doing the job myself! I now have a working washing machine and a very clean kitchen floor - but the day is saved!!

  • cull_kat Feb 22, 2012

    Sweet!!!! Just fixed my machine all by my self:) thanks a mill :)

  • trinawheeler
    trinawheeler Apr 27, 2012

    I just had the same problem, I couldn't get the machine to drain but thankfully there wash't too much water! 2 hair clips, a sticker and 5p later the machine is working again! Yay! Thanks for the advice!!!

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    pochsner Jul 27, 2012

    Perfect!...thanks Simon...that was easy after all. I removed $3.30 in coins, a pencil, and a lollpop stick!. Kids grr!...thanks a lot. Mine was the Whirlpool WFS1073DD by the way but your description was exactly the same for it.

  • jjkerr81
    jjkerr81 Sep 21, 2012

    Fixed by following the above - thanks!!


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The 'Clean pump' light has come on, on the above washing machine and it will not work. Any idea how to clean the pump or do I need to contact a whirlpool engineer?

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Clean oump light on, how i fix it?

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