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Offline veryhipp

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Washer spins but doesn't drain
« on: February 17, 2008, 11:19:38 PM »

My washer spins but doesn't drain.  I took the front panel off the machine.  Pump doesn't seem to have anything moving in it.  How do I know if it is the pump or a belt that needs repair?  Can the hose on this machine be clogged?  This is my first attempt at fixing a washer.  Thanks!

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Re: Washer spins but doesn't drain
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 12:25:02 AM »
Is the pump & belt turning during spin (opposite direction of agitate)?

Is there anything caught in the pump ?

You could try laying the drain hose on the (basement) floor (with a drain) to see if it will drain freely by itself.

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Re: Washer spins but doesn't drain
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 11:37:10 AM »
the impeller could be broke or the hose(tub to pump) might have a sock in it,lay the drain hose on the floor and water should come pouring out,if it does then your pump is probably bad,by the way dang it I have one of these pumps in my junk new and in the original plastic bag.Maybe I need to check into Ebay,Naw I don't think so.haha
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Re: Washer spins but doesn't drain
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 04:14:41 PM »
Okay.  So when I went to find out if it was the pump or if something was clogging it, I decided to look under the machine.

I found the belt that runs the pump just sitting under the machine, not broken.  How would that happen?  Do I just need to put it back?  And how do I do that?  Thanks!!

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Re: Washer spins but doesn't drain
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 04:56:15 PM »
 no tools needed,you just stick it back on. The motor has springs on it that make it cushion the effect of the spinning, ya might need to replace them but I doubt it. The washer probably had an unbalanced load and spit the belt. Easy Money replacing one of these belts :2funny:
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Re: Washer spins but doesn't drain
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 02:05:19 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks for all the help!!  My husband and I tipped the washer back, put the belt back on, and DONE!  Love it when it works out...thanks for pointing me in the right direction!