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Circuit board is dead. need to drain unit to remove from house. is there a drain plug on the tub?

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Drain pump will not drain tub,but if i place drain hose on ground,tub drains with full hose.is the pump belt drive,or transmission shaft driven.thanks bob


check underneath but normally the pump is a stand alone unit at the bottom of the tub
it gets its power from the program board when it is progressed from wash to spin
problems that stop it from working mostly come from items stuck in the pump impeller preventing the motor from spinning
look for coins , hair pins , bra wires etc that get lodged in the pump housing

Oct 18, 2016 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Mildew smell, gray streaks, won't drain, puddles on floor, burnt motor smell


I have had various issues with my fisher paykel top loader (GWL10US) and didn't realize they were all due to a plugged drain. I had mildew smell from excess water that never drained, gray streaks on clothes from dirt and residue that remained in tub, water left in tub and wet clothes after spin cycle, puddles on floor, and finally it wouldn't drain at all and the motor smelled hot/burned out.

This was all caused by a sock that got in between the outer/inner tub and went to the lowest part of the drain and finally blocked things so a leak was created and water dripped into the motor and caused a burn out.

To repair, bail water out of washer and unplug the washer. Tip machine back so you can see the motor/white plastic housing unit (pump) on bottom of washer. Where this unit attaches to the bottom of the washer, look for a clip/tab that you can pull with your finger (like a childproof cap) and twist the unit off the machine and unplug the connectors (there are 2). Once this unit is removed, you will see a quarter-sized hole into the bottom of the wash tub. this is where i found the elusive SOCK and pulled it through the hole.

When you order the "pump" it comes as one unit--motor and white plastic--and you twist it back onto the machine and plug in the connectors.

another website I've found helpful is ths.gardenweb.com/forum/laundry

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I have just replaced my circuit board (balboa 53247) for my eclipse hot tub and as soon as I plugged the unit in, I got an OH reading from the top-side control. Then I noticed that if I pulled the temp....


Unfortunately, I would have started with the sensors and then escalated from there. A hot tub is one of those items that I generally recommend hiring a technician to sort out, it's just flat not worth the headache of troubleshooting without the know-how.

As for your particular problem, the OH code on a Balboa control pack is "O.ver H.eating" it means that the heat sensor detected high temp and shut down to prevent damage to the system (as well as cooking you like a pink lobster) The sensor could be bad or the control board could be malfunctioning. A new sensor is $75-85 if memory serves me and is relatively easy to replace. one sensor is in the heating tube and the other is screwed into the tub shell to monitor tub temp. I would suggest new sensors, both of them because when one goes out the other usually isn't far behind. Make sure you shut the power to the tub off at the breaker box before doing any kind of tub repair. If you have shutoff valves on your tub you can replace the internal one without draining the tub. the one in the shell you need to drain to replace (at least to the sensor hole level) I hope this helps you to get your tub working properly again, if you still experience issues after this, I suggest biting the bullet and calling in a tech. Thanks for your question =)

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Will not run cycle when clothes are in machine


RUSTIN...RUSTIN...RUSTIN! I presume water is still in the Tub? Thought so...OK "IF" your Drain Filter, hose, and house plumbing are Clear...(Are They?) then it is your Drain Pump. Circuit Boards rarely go out and unless you are cutting wires, they don't fail either. A pump will, it either works...pumps OUT the water OR it doesn't. If it doesn't then the tub fills with water, STOPS, and goes on Strike! No it will not spin cause your machine would end up on the sidewalk thumping and clankin all the way! Change the Drain Pump. UN-PLUG DA MACHINE FIRST!

Sep 11, 2013 | LG WM2688HWM TROMM SteamWasher

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Water will not drain. sewer line is not pluged. Customer service says I could have a plugged filter at the pump ( we have dogs). How do I get to the pump to unclog it. Model EIFLS55IIW woody


Hi agnes! Washing machines, including those built by Frigidaire, have internal pumps. These pumps help drain out the water from the washer tub between the wash, rinse, and spin cycles. If the pump is damaged or the pump pulley system is frozen/stiff, the water can become trapped in the washer tub. In both cases, the pump assembly needs to be replaced. You can check by looking for a few signs that a pump is dying or already dead.
1 Start the washer and wait for the washer tub to fill with water. If you do not hear water or hear a motor whirring, the washer motor may be dead.
2 Open the washer lid in mid-cycle. Note whether or not the inner tub is still spinning around. The inner tub is the inside surface of the washing compartment with many holes for water draining. If the tub is not spinning but the motor is running, it is possible the pump is dead. Check the pump pulley by removing the pump from the washer and trying to rotate it by hand. If the pulley doesn't turn freely and is frozen or stiff, replace it. Also, if the agitator is moving but the tub isn't, this is a sign the pump is dying. For front-loading washers, do not attempt to open the door mid-cycle. Look through the glass door. If there is enough water to come up against the door, the pump is malfunctioning.
3 Wait for the washer to finish its cycle. Open the unit. If water is still in the tub, the pump is likely dying or dead.

Sep 04, 2013 | Electrolux EIFLW55I Washer

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I would like information on steps to remove bathtub and install pre fab shower


This is a fairly big job but can be done if you have the right tools and a little bit of time....... Depending on the existing tub material (cast iron,fiberglass, tin type ). You will want to remove faucet trim(handles,spout) first. Then the over flow plate on tub,as well as drain in the bottom (this will require a drain removal wrench or pair of needle nose pliers and screw driver, and some strong arms).After this is done remove tub unit , if the unit is a cast iron unit a good sledge hammer will work as you will need to break into halves to remove unless your trying to save tub and provided you can then get the unit out the door in one piece...... Caution, protect body and eyes in this process, flying pieces of cast iron can do some damage to body......cutting tub will take several blades and take quite a while to do......The next step depends on the location of faucet and if you are replacing the tub faucet or going to use the existing faucet.... I would recommend a new faucet because if this is going to be a shower only you may want to raise the faucets so they will be easy to operate without having to bend..Depending on the model pre-fab (two piece,three piece) unit you wish to install you may need to prep the drain to make sure it will fit your new installation. Let me explain... most tubs have the drain located at the right/left end of tub and the showers are located in the center of the unit thus leaving you to relocate the drain. If house is on slab it means a little jack hammering the concrete to provide this, if the floor is a conventional it means re-routing the drain to the center.......once all this is accomplished you are ready to install unit base,connecting drain. Next you need to get the faucet located to the right height or be able to get to the back side of the shower and remove the existing faucets and replace them after you install surround.....turn off water supply before removing faucet..... A sturdy surround will make for a less involved support system around shower area.Be sure to leave enough space between studs for faucet attachment. Sounds like a lot of work and it is but after its done you will have a great bath shower..... hope this was helpful.... sorry this only dealt with the plumbing aspects of the job......

Sep 05, 2011 | Home

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We have a GE front load washer WCVH6800. Recently we loaded some throw rugs into the washer. These rugs released a large amount of material. We cleaned the pump filter 3 times and it now seems clean. ...


The water inside the tub will drain out when the pump filter is removed from the pump housing and flood the base of the washer. If not, the tub drain hose is clogged preventing the water to drain into the pump housing then out.

The door is locked because the foam switch in the pressure switch is open due to the presence of water after the unsuccessful drain cycle.

Disconnect the washer from the power outlet. Remove the three screws holding the lower front access panel to the cabinet and pull the panel down to access the pump housing.

Squeeze the clamp that hold the tub drain hose to the pump housing and slide it back. Prepare a pan to catch the water to prevent flooding. The tub drain hose maybe difficult to remove and you may need to insert something under it to break the seal and pull it off.

Remove the tub drain hose from the tub by squeezing the securing clamp and pulling it off the tub drain outlet. Clear the hose and the tub drain outlet from any debris.

Reinstall the tub drain hose and manually unlock the door before reinstalling the access panel. Reach and pull the release ring behind and up the right side of the front panel, then open the door.

Feb 14, 2010 | Dryers

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THE DISHWASHER DOES NOT DRAIN. THE PIPES ARE OK . EVERYTHING LOOKS FINE .


Check the following:

Debris that may be interfering with the drain in the bottom of the dishwasher - especially if the unit has a soft disposal. You may have to remove the lower wash arm and housing cover.

Check the drain line and be sure it's clear to the sink drain spur and that there are no kinks or other obstructions

Check the check valve on the discharge from the dishwasher - even small obstructions can cause this valve to plug or jam -this usually requires removal of the front lower panel - look for the drain line connection to the dishwasher - the check valve is usually screwed into a housing. Be careful un-screwing it. You may need a shallow pan to drain water into when you remove the drain line and check valve if there is still water in the dishwasher

It also could be the pump, but check all of the above first.

Finally, it could be the circuit board, but you didn't indicate there were any other problems with the dishwasher other than the drain

May 03, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Whirlpool dishwasher stopped working...


It sounds like the thermal fuse in the control console has blown.
Turn power off to unit.
Remove the outer door panel and then the console.
Remove the black plastic cover from over the circuit board if it has one.
You should see the thermal fuse clipped to the circuit board housing.
If you have an ohm meter, check for continuity across it, it should read closed.
If you don't have a meter, unplug the wires from it and and hook them together.
Turn power back on to unit, hold door switches down and cancel cycle. The washer should drain the water.
If this doesn't work, check your door switches to make sure they are closing properly.

Nov 17, 2007 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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