I know that the problem with my washer is that the pump is clogged because my 3 year old decided to put in a blanket full of lent into the washer with my load when I wasn't looking. I cleaned the pump filter which was loaded with lent, but it still doesn't drain. I was told that the pump was probably clogged. I have taken off the pump and I can't see how I would get in it to clean it out. how do I do this?
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Re: how to clean pump
If you can turn the impellar on the pump with your hand and it runs freely, then the pump is ok. You should maybe look at the hose that leads to the drain pump from the drum, or the drain hose that goes from the pump to the sink/tub. It may be clogged with lint. Remove the drain hose from the spigot under the sink/tub and check the spigot. It too may be clogged. It is not possible to get into the pump. It is a sealed unit, unless you are able to unscrew the impellar from the motor shaft to check underneath it.
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Check that the feet are level to the floor as this may cause the vibration. Also set the machine to wool mode this then knows what material you are putting in the machine then should cycle to that material.
Your drain motor is likely failing slowly. Lint cleaning is a great maintenance step but over time there's lint and debris build up on the motor and probably drain lines. Check your drain hose to make sure it's clear as an easy fix. Otherwise look to getting quotes on parts replacement, starting with that motor.
You can TRY to blow the clog backwards into the washing machine... by packing a "blow" canister vacuum cleaner or a shop vac on "blow". If the pump is clogged, the reverse pressure will force the clog into the washer... and then you can mix it with some water and try to let it go out in the normal way.
The machine must have the water turned off and the machine must be set to the "drain" setting. The pump will clog sometimes (rare) and I have used air pressure to clear them before.
Only other solution that I know if is to lay the empty washer on its face and access the pump from underneath... disconnect the exhaust hose and try to "fish" out the clog.... good luck
That is, in short:FO2 is the code for long drain. The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 screws underneath. The panel will drop and come off. The filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a bunch of towels or a good big plastic bag to collect water. Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in.
firstly you will need to take out the soap drawer and thoroughly clean it and the spray holes that are above the soap drawer. secondly i would reduce the cold water pressure to a fast trickle/jet that way it will not be spraying all over the place.
the filter sounds as though it will need cleaning out. unplug machine, from the rear is a metal plate, remove it to gain access to the bottom hose-this incorperates the filter. undo secure jubilee clip and lower hose. remove debris and check the hose and pump for further obstructions. you should be ok after that. try to beat out the dog blankets outside b4 washing to remove as many hairs as poss. tone.