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Offline jonathan

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belt stiff
« on: February 14, 2009, 12:27:45 PM »
My washer won't drain.  I unplugged it and mannually turn the belt, it turned but at one point it frozed, felt resistence and it turned after I applied more force.  Is this normal or does this mean something is wrong in the pulley?

Appreciate any help/advice.
Jonathan

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Re: belt stiff
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 02:45:48 PM »
The water pump has a clog or the shaft is seizing.
If you find no clog ...replace the pump and you should be good to go.
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Re: belt stiff
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 04:46:01 PM »
How do I check for clog?  Is water pump located between the hose connected to the tub and the hose that goes outside?

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Re: belt stiff
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 05:07:14 PM »
Yes. That is the pump.
Remove the hoses. Then remove the mounting bolts. Remove the pump and look inside.
Given the age of your machine I would replace the pump regardless.

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Re: belt stiff
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 06:10:00 AM »
The flap will break on them pumps too. On this washer the motor turns in one direction only. It uses a solenoid wigwag to shift gears in the tranny AND open the drain flap. If the flap is broken the water won't drain. Seen it.
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