I think I may have a sock or something stuck in the drain line, but I can't figure out how to open up the front panel to access everything. Once I do open it, how do I locate and remove the item?
If it is not a sock or something stuck, what else could it be? I also have some water leaking under the washer.
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Re: washer spins slowly & won't drain
Look at the bottom of the front panel. There on either side is a philips head screw. removing these will release the front panel. the upper part may have spring clips to the top. clearly it is nearly impossible for a sock to get stuck in the pump as the water drains out through all them tiny holes in the drum. look for a broken belt. there should be two of them. the motor is in the left front portion of the washer and is spring loaded to push out from the center.
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see the causes and fix it. God bless you If your washer won't drain, check these:It spins, but doesn't pump It doesn't spin or pumpIt pumps, but the water returnsIt spins, but doesn't pumpIf
your washer spins but doesn't pump the water out, the drain line is
probably clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of
clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds
the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into
the drain hose that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump
itself. If it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump
and pull the item out.To
remove the sock from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access
panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose that connects the pump
to the bottom of the outer tub. Then, using needle-nose pliers, try to
grab and remove the clothing through the port. Sometimes
you can't remove the stuck clothing from below. Then you have to remove
the agitator, top of the outer drum shield, and inner clothes tub. This
isn't easy to do--and you may need special tools--so you might be
happier getting a qualified appliance repair technician to do the job.If
the drain line isn't plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even
if the pump appears to be turning, the internal impeller may be broken.
If so, you need to replace the pump.It doesn't spin or pumpIf
your washer doesn't spin or pump water out but the motor is running,
your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley. If so, you need to
replace the pump. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer
and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if
it's frozen or stiff--replace it. It pumps, but the water returnsIf
the water that pumps out of the machine goes back into the machine
after the spin cycle, your washer may be siphoning the water from a
laundry tub that has a slow drain, back into the washer. The usual
remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is
something stuck in the drain?) Also, check for these problems:If the drain hose reaches more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut off the excess. If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.
If it won't drain, something is plugging the drain system. Start from the hose end. Make sure the hose is open at the end. Try lowering the hose to almost floor level. Make sure you have a pail handy. The water from the tub will be higher than the hose end and the blockage might come squirting out. Put the hose back into the sink or drain pipe it was in. If water comes out of the hose, but the washer still doesn't "drain," turn it on to a point in the cycle where it should be draining (spin cycle). Listen to hear if the pump is running. If it isn't, there might be something caught in the pump, the pump impellers (that push the water through the pump) might be stuck or broken. This will require a service person. A third thing you can try if you feel really handy, is to figure out how to open the top of the washer. (Do this with the washer unplugged.) This is often a couple of spring clips near the front edge. Push in on these clips with a putty knife or something else thin, while lifting the top. Once you get it open, scoop out the water between the tubs if you want to. Other wise reach in between the tubs and find the drain hole where the water leaves the outer tub. This happened to me once and there was a child's sock in the hole. Pull out the blockage, reassemble the washer, plug it in and see if the pump check works. Like I said, it's the outer tub, the pump or the drain hose usually. Good luck.
Some how there is debris like socks or something small getting down and blocking your drain plug. take the bottom panel off your machine by removing the 3 (1/4") screws at the very bottom of your washer. once the panel is removed you'll see a 1 1/2" PVC white valve plug. open that by turning it to the left untill open (WARNING ALL THE WATER WILL DRAIN OUT THOUGH THIS PLUG) remove debris and you all set.
Sounds like something is stuck in the drain pump, maybe a sock. Remove the front panel by sticking a small screwdriver or putty knife just above the front panel to release 2 clips. Drain pump is located bottom right with 2 hoses connected to it. Drain the machine and remove the hoses. Check for obstructions.
ok first it sounds like something is stuck in your drain pump first if you have a shop vac then vac out the water through the drain line then tape the lid shut and lay the washer on its back to service also on the front panel on the inside will be a tech sheet there good luck