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Doesn't drain My washer fills with water and washes, but won't drain. It stops at that cycle and when I try to restart it just makes a weard noise. I believe it may be the same problem that you helped mnclan with. Not sure. If so, how do I clean the filter as you suggested to mnclan?

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Follow exactly what the solution above says - the screws to remove the front kick panel on my front loader were hex screws, uncommon size (cause Sears wants you to call them for this sort of stuff).  There was no way to pull water out of the drain hose using a shop vac.  I got the front panel off the machine by leaning it back and using a hex-screw driver... the drain pump impeller filter is right there, in front, it unscrewed easily and then the water drained out of the machine.  To catch that (way too much for towels) I used a garbage can lid and used the shop vac to keep that from overfilling.  I cleared the trap, reinstalled it, and ran the machine on rinse and spin to test it.  Once it worked (and it worked perfectly the first time) I checked the trap again (keep that garbage can lid handy for this) and then replaced the front kick panel.  A spot on solution that would have cost a bunch to have someone come out and do it for us.  Really, the above post by jsrock516 suggested was spot on.  We had to adjust things for our space and for the amount of water we had in the washer.  Perfect!

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Is the weird noise a grinding noise? You could have something lodged in your drain pump impeller. If it has gone on for some time, you may need a new drain pump at this point. The pump should have a trap that collects all kinds of things that make it into your wash tub and get washed down the drain line. If the washer is still full of water, do yourself a favor get a wet/dry shop vac and remove as much water as you can FIRST. You can try pulling water from the drain hose or directly from the wash tub. This will save you from having to clean up a huge mess later. Now, unplug the washer and remove the lower kick panel directly below the door. The first thing you need to do is check the drain line coming from the bottom of the wash tub to the pump. Squeeze the line and feel for anything that may have gotten stuck in the line. Socks, underwear and wash cloths are notorious for getting past the wash tub and getting stuck. Now, check for a screw off type of clean out trap on the pump. If you have one, this will be an easy step in checking the line and pump from obstructions. Be prepared with some old towels to collect any residual water. If there is no drain trap, you will have to remove one end of the drain line closest to the pump and check the pump and line that way. Good luck and let me know if this helps you.

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