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Machine not draining

I have a kenmore HE3t....the drain pump was makin a rattling noise during the drain cycle....so i removed the pump check the fan blade....cleaned off the gunk.....put everything back on.....and now a more quiet rattling noise....and water still not draining....pleaseee help!

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR WASHING MACHINE?

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Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

Some problems that can occur with your top-loading washing machine are:

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
It won't drain
It doesn't spin
It doesn't agitate
It's noisy
It leaks
It's off balance
There's no hot water
There's no cold water
It's slow to fill
There's no water at all
The clothes are wet after spinning
The cycle doesn't advance
There's no delicate or regular spin or agitate
It's overfilling
It's underfilling
The water temperature is incorrect


Hope this may help;

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