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Help diagnosing washer problem.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Signals, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    I've got a washer that when it gets to the drain cycle, it empties some water onto the floor then quits and the rest stays in the washer.

    I don't know to what to what degree how much water actually gets properly pumped out and how much leaks into the floor.

    I am guessing that the water pump has gone out... what do you think? Is there any thing else that could be causing this problem?

    If it's the pump, shouldn't that be pretty easy to replace on my own with a tire iron and a jack hammer?


    Seriously though, I know I will at least need a screw driver.
  2. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    It could also be a switch there are several switches that trigger things like that. Also have you checked the drain is it partially clogged and overflowing and causing something to trip and not finish draining

    I am no expert just had some go bad before so i learned a little

    Also you can sometimes fine part manuals online
  3. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Excellent! thats makes sense. I'll bet your right about the clog and it causing the switch to trip. I'll check that out and let you know.

    I was thinking if it was the pump, why would it leak water on the floor.

    So I bet your right.


  4. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    your drain is clogged
  5. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

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  6. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Agreed, it's the drain.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I'd just call my home warranty people. :)
  8. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Nah,to me it sounds like the whole thing is completely unfixable,and therefore you need to do your part in getting the economy going again by buying a two grand washer/dryer combo!!!
  9. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Is this a top loader? Strange that a clogged drain would make the washer quit. Are you saying the breaker is tripping? Water splashing on something electrical? Hmmm. Sounds like the timer points could be the problem. Of course that doesn't explain the water on the floor unless it's going into spin before the water pumps out. How did you get the water out? sounds like it's happened more than once?

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