About a year ago fitted new pump to this machine-since when it takes forever to cycle through a load(more than 1 1/2 hours for a quick wash.Standard wash about 4 hours).Also does not seem to need salt . Anyone got any ideas?
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Re: too long for a cycle
There are a lot of reasons could cause this issue. Could you provide us more details (if you have) which cycle's stage "takes" this time (filling water, washing process,draining etc... )
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FIRST OFF CHECK WITH A MULTI MTER FOR CONTINUITY. THE WATER TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH, THE INLET VALVE, AND UR SO CALLED ELEMENT WHICH I FIND ODD AS HAVENT SEEN A WASHING MACHINE WITH A HEATING ELEMENT B4.
did he run the diagnostics per the tech sheet within the machine?if it will do everything else but spin out,then the drain pump is plugged,as a plugged drain pump will shut down these front load units,you will need to remove hoses off pump and clean out pump and all hoses from tub to drain stand pipe,by running the diagnostics you can run each washer cycle and see what cycle isnt performing in a matter of 5 minutes versus 1 hour real wash time on some cycles
this means your drain pump is clogged--- there are 3 screws at the
bottom of the lower front panel. Remove these screws and there is a
drain pump cleanout located in the middle. Twist this off by hand can
clean out the debris--- WATCH OUT LOTS OF WATER will come out so have
If it is leaking from the waste pump area it may be blocked by a small piece of clothing like a sock or something similar! This will also cause it to take too long to complete a cycle.
Remove the rubber hose onto the waste pump and check inside the hose and the pump, make sure the pump spins freely and that nothing is stuck in the hose pipes leading to the pump
My machine wouldn't spin propely and it turned out that the problem was that the water was not draining fast enough. I found several coins in the drain boot and some nickels clogging the artery right before the pump. See http://www.applianceaid.com/frigidaire_frontload_washer3.html
for a description as to how to get at the pump. To reassemble, I used a vice grip to hold the clamps open to make it easy to get the hoses on the tubes