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whirlpool LAC4900K5 (compact/portable) not draining

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Hello,

I posted to your forum back in 2005 when we replaced the drive belt on this washer. (Whirlpool LAC4900K5 - compact/portable) Now it won't drain. The belt seems to still be in pretty good shape. The manual said it could be the manifold trap. It doesn't show where the trap is on this model, or even if there is one.

Would this sound like the next thing to check?

Thanks.

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... I posted to your forum back in 2005

... Whirlpool LAC4900K5 - compact/portable

... The manual said it could be the manifold trap.

1) 2005 post http://appliantology...irlpool-washer/

2) maybe LAC4900W5 ?

3) Manifold Trap # 18 & # 19 area

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Thanks.

It's definitely a "K". (LAC4900K5) But it looks alot like the W model.

The manual only talks about replacing the manifold. Is there a way to tell if it needs to be replaced - or maybe just cleaned.

Thanks again.

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I don't think those parts are available anymore (for the model pictured)

You'd have to take a look to see if it needs cleaning ...

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This is a picture of the bottom of the machine. I assume the black rubber part is the manifold? It seems to be attached to the bottom of the tub and I don't see how to remove it.

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You can't remove it without remove the entire outer tub, (it's trapped between the bottom of the outer tub and top of the base plate).

Just remove the pump to see if something is stuck in there, also fill the bottom trap area and see if maybe a sock or something is in there.

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I removed the pump and there was a small round plastic part that seemed to be clogging it. The drive belt was loose enough that I was able to pull it off the pump and then put it back on the pump when I reinstalled it. I was thinking the belt shouldn't be that loose? Maybe that's why it wasn't draining, but I wonder what that plastic part was. This is a picture of it next to an electric outlet (didn't have any quarters.)

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Also I'm wondering what would be the best choices for a new washer? I would like to get one that is easy to repair and to get parts for. (I found someone that has replacement parts for this one. The pump would go for around $80 with shipping.)

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That might be a rubber sealing surface from the flapper valve inside the pump, (It's been a long time since I look at a belt drive pump), it appears to be the size of the outlet or inlet on the pump and may have worn thru and cutout that circle from the sealing surface on flapper valve.

Other than that, I'm not sure where it would have came from.

The belt shouldn't be able to be too loose unless it has stretched quite a bit, (which these multi-rib belts don't really stretch out), there is an idler tension pulley that should keep the correct tension on the belt.

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I'd have to open the washer again to see it. That round black part looks like the one that I thought was clogging our pump. Was wondering what it is?

The company I spoke to found our model # and parts on microfiche. The person said that it was so old it was no longer on their computer.

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... that it was so old it was no longer on their computer.

may be time for a new Washer as linked above

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The round black thing in the picture is NOT what was in your pump. That is the black plastic/multi-rib pulley for use on the compact machine that you have. You have to remove the v-belt pulley that comes on the pump and replace it with the multi-rib pulley.

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This is a picture of the pump. Was wondering how to tell if it's defective?

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Look inside the pump and operate the lever. It should snap back and forth smoothly. Verify the flap inside is moving. I think the picture you showed was the broken flap though. The repair kit for that drain sump instructed you to cut the sump and replace it with a new one that was held on by a large hose clamp. Not sure if they are still available, usually you could pick out any clogs. If you purchase a new pump you will need to change the pulley. Insert a rod into the new pump through one of the large ports until it locks the impeller so you can spin off the old pulley.

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There's someone locally who's selling a kenmore model 110.94572201 for $100 (supposed to be in good condition). Was wondering if this model is good as far as ease of repair and quality, etc.

Thanks.

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It is called the world washer. A less than memorable platform. I would try to find a compact direct drive model, also out of production.I wouldnt even think about repairing that first machine. Its pretty well roached.

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I wouldnt even think about repairing that first machine. Its pretty well roached.

Oops. Didn't see your post. I went ahead and got the pump. Do you think I should just return it? Otherwise, would appreciate info on how to install.

Haven't seen any inexpensive direct drive machines. So far, I've looked on ebay.

Thanks.

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I finally got around to trying to install the pump. Unfortunately, the bolt holes were slightly off and couldn't be lined up.

Would appreciate any suggestions of where to find a used direct drive or one on sale. (We're in the NYC area).

Thanks.

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