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Washer will not pump out
« on: May 06, 2008, 12:35:34 AM »
I have replaced the water pump and the lid latch looks fine and seems to engage. Now What?

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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 06:22:21 AM »
Does the maching make any sound when you set it to spin and shut the lid?

You can't tell if a lid switch is OK unless you use a meter to check it or unless you bypass the lid switch wires. Looking at it don't count, unless you have calibrated eyeballs :)
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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 09:00:23 AM »
did ya remember to plug the lid switch in?
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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 01:51:11 AM »
How do you check the continuity of the lid switch. The wires are encased in something at the switch and there are no exposed ends.  If I scrape a place to check the wires are subject to corrosion, etc.  So there are two white wires and the green ground but there are no bare wires.   ??? :-\

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 06:49:23 AM »
what you do is disconnect the quick plug going into the case.
then you check between the 2 outer wires on most models. The green wire is connected to ground so checking it does nothing.
put your leads into the 2 other conections in the case. With the lid shut it should read continuity. If you do not have a meter you could just jump the male plug out between the 2 other wires and see if that puppy will spin. Notice this picture(click on it to enlarge). The green wire in the middle is ground,do not bother it. The other 2 wires can be jumpered to see if it spins. It ain't recommended to leave it like that because teens will try to reach in and play grab the thong while the washer is spinning full blast and stuff. Not good. LOL But you can bypass it. By the way see the cabinet there. Those 2 outer wires should have continuity with the lid shut.
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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 11:37:45 PM »
OK I was washing on a normal cycle when it quit. I tested the switch on a normal cycle and it was OK. I put it on permanent press it is shorted when it ends cool down but it does not do that in any other cycle.  There is a buzz when the meter is in place. So is it bad or not. ?????????? ???

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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008, 08:55:59 AM »
well if the washer works fine in one cycle but not the next it is not going to be the lid switch. Those die and stay dead in alll cycles. Your timer is probably got a burnt contact in it. Gonna have to bite the bullet on this one and replace that timer. Or just wash on thatr cycle that washes ok till that cycle dies. That is what everybody else does.
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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008, 11:09:27 PM »
Well, actually it tests with a short in that cycle but that cycle doesn't run either

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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 11:32:39 PM »
Could it be the transmission or a coupler or something. After washing it won't drain but it is not the pump. The motor runs. If you advance it in the cycle it just starts washing again. If it is how hard is it to fix? I may be meeting my ceiling for ability to fix it.   

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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 05:30:40 AM »
You may have something in the pump.get a bucket and lay your drain hose on the floor. the water should come flying out easily. If it does not then you have a blockage of some sort.
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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2008, 10:04:55 AM »
OK

The hoses are not clogged.  The pump is working and the switch seems okay except for that one cycle.. so I think the switch can be ruled out.  Now what?

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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2008, 12:10:01 PM »
replace the timer
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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2008, 12:10:08 PM »
If the motor runs during the drain cycle the lid switch is OK.
If the motor runs during the drain cycle the pump is also turning and will be pumping out unless there is a restriction someplace.

Have you removed the pump and drain hoses to look?

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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2008, 04:47:58 PM »
Yes

I put an air hose through the hoses and water pump and they are all clear.

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Re: Washer will not pump out
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2008, 04:55:59 PM »
Yes

I put an air hose through the hoses and water pump and they are all clear.

Lennie

I would pull the pump off and look. If I did not find anything in the pump I would remove the drain hose from the back of the washer and look in the elbow were the drain hose connect, but then what do I know. :)

 

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