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Washer stops and will not drain, appears to be clogged.
There should be a large drain plug on the bottom front right hand side. Unscrew it and check for items stuck in there, normally a sock or hair clips etc be careful there will be water in there so be ready with a mop. If it's clear, no obstructions check the drain pipe isn't kinked or squashed, it's worth pulling the machine forward putting the end of the drain pipe in the sink and watching what happens while it goes through a washing cycle.
on Apr 30, 2017
Cant start a load machine stuck on 7 wont do
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(no promises but it's worth carrying this out anyway!)
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
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. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
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Thanks and good luck!
on Sep 04, 2011
How do I remove the control panel?
If you suspect you have a defective timer it can easily be replaced by performing the following steps:
1. Unplug washing machine... and pull out the timer knob. Some knobs have a removeable center cap and hidden screw. Some are simply slip-fit. Remove the knob.
2. Remove console. This can be accomplished in one of two ways depending on which type of console you have.
a. If the console has removable end caps, the caps lift off by prying on the top from the back of the washer.
The cap will pull off towards you as you are facing the unit from the front of the washer.
There will be a screw under each end cap that you will need to remove.
b. If the console does not have removable end caps, you will need to slide a putty knife under the front corner of each side and push in while lifting up.
There is a retaining clip under each side that has to be released.
3. Once the console has been released it will lift up and fold back over the back of the washer in its resting position. Use care not to stress the small plastic hinges that hold it on. They can break easily.
4. Disconnect all power plugs and remove the timer's mounting screws.
5. Reinstall reverse of removal.
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on Sep 16, 2010
How do I replace the
Disconnect power from the machine then carefully lay the washer on its back. Remove the bottom panel secured to the washer frame then disconnect the pump motor wiring harness from the connector block attached to the front bottom frame rail.
Remove the two clips securing the pump to the pump motor and the three bolts securing the pump motor to the base plate.
Install the new pump motor isolation grommets on the mounting bracket when replacing the pump assembly. The metal surface of the isolation grommet faces the motor mounting plate.
on Jun 17, 2010
Kenmore washer starting
"FL" is an over fill indication. Unplug the machine first (if you haven't tried that already) in an attempt to clear. If the problem persists, check all connections going to your control board, which is located under the control panel. Take them off one at a time and look for any contacts that may be corroded or dirty. This could be an indication that you have a bad control board, or a pressure switch that is starting to malfunction. Let me know if this helps.
on Apr 27, 2008
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