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.
Clogged drain hose - cause water to back up to the pump and shut down
Clogged drain tube - usually occurs when the drain hose is attached to a drain tube that empties out into the homes sewer system. Just like a clogged drain, water will back up all the way through the drain hose into the pump and shut down.
Clogged or bad drain pump - Many times, debris left in
pockets will work it's way into the drain pump. Over time, enough
debris (paper, coins etc) could lodge itself into the pump. When the
machine tries to empty or spin out, the pump becomes overwhelmed and
shuts down. Sometimes, you may even see a puddle of water appear under
the washer due to a clogged pump. This can also happen if the pump
itself is worn out and no longer working up to specifications.
Luckily, your drain pump is easily accessible. Placing a towel or blanket down, unplug the machine, disconnect the fill and drain hoses and gently turn the washer forward onto the towel or blanket. Only tools needed are a pair of pliers and a phillip head screwdriver. After removing the drain hose and the screw holding the pump in place, it should easily be removed so you can inspect for debris (a very common problem with F&P washers. Best of luck with your repair. Greg
This is more than likely a clogged or bad water pump. Most of the time it is just clogged. Check to see if the pump is clogged and if so unglog it and it should go back to work. If it is not clogged you need to see if it have power when the washer is in spin. If it has power but will not pump replace the pump. http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/clothes-washer-repair.html#GE
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.
The washer drew half a tub of water on the "Bulky items" cycle, and stopped. All the lights on the cycle dial light up and flash, the machine beeps and the me error message in the "estimated time remaining" field is "Ld". I've tried to shut the machine down and change the cycle to "drain and spin" but it will not agitate, won't drain or spin.