Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer
My washer will not drain. It goes though all of its cycles including spinning with no apparent problem except in does not drain. I checked the pump and found a bra cup stuck in it. I have removed the obstruction and still the washer does not drain. Any suggestions?
Does the washer go through the spin cycle? Or, does it stop just before the spin cycle and fail to continue, leaving you with a full tub of water? If this is the case, this problem is often caused by a lid switch malfunction. If you determine you have a lid switch problem, parts are available at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and locate item number 11 (part #3949238) under the "Top and Cabinet Heading" If you need instructions on how to replace it, let me know. I'm assuming you don't have a lid switch problem at this point because you said the washer was spinning just fone. However, I thought I would mention it because it can exhibit similar symptoms. So, just in case...
Since you mentioned you found an part of a bra lodged in the pump, it may have damaged it to where it no longer works. I also understand the washer goes through all its cycles and spins properly, right? If so...looks like a possible drain pump problem. The pumps on these model washers are sealed units and do not come apart to service. I would consider purchasing and replacing the pump. You can find a replacement pump at the same website. Look for item number 22 (part #3363394) under the Brake/Clutch/Gearcase/Motor/Pump heading. For a cost comparison, you may also check repairclinic.com. They sometimes carry the same parts for less. If you need instructions on how to replace the pump, click on the following link:
I only provide the link as a courtesy. Since you've apparently taken the washer apart, I'm assuming you may already know how to replace the pump. Still, if you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
PS Sometimes this mounting slot on the back of the pump where the drive motor shaft inserts can round out causing the pump to slip instead of rotating. In addtion, bras are bad news for washing machines. For future reference, it is recommended to place small articles in garment bags prior to washing.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
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