LG WM3455HW, drain pump questions
Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:26 AM
I didn't have a multi-meter at home, so I went ahead and ordered the new pump (through this site), figuring that had to be the problem. I brought the pump to work with me this morning (where I do have a multi-meter) and checked the resistance on the pump.
It is 14 ohms. The resistance on the circulating pump is 23.7.
Please tell me that the pump is bad?! From what I've read, resistance between 10 and 30 ohms indicates the pump is fine.
I really want it to be the pump.
The serial number on my machine is:
it seems too early for my drain pump to be faulty.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:44 AM
Pump part link ==> http://www.repaircli...Number=WM3455HW
Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:27 AM
Would you mind giving me a quick run-through on how to see if the pump is getting 120vac during the pump out cycle? I'll put in the new pump when I get it, and if that doesn't fix the problem, I'll need to do some further testing. I'm really (REALLY) hoping it is the pump!
Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:58 AM
Usually, if the Pump is making noise or trying to run, the voltage is OK.
Then you would need to determine if it is actually running or jammed,
OR if there's a clog in the drain lines.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:42 PM
When it was still hooked up, I could hear the pump working (or trying to, at least), some water made it out the drain hose. When I had to manually drain it, using the little black tube by the filter, I would set the machine on drain and spin, and drain the machine with the black tube. The flow was strong at times, sometimes pulsating, and weak other times. The times it was weak, I'm guessing that the pump had stopped and the water was just flowing "downhill".
I bought this machine in 2010....and the serial number is 004KWAT00256. Does this indicate that the machine was manufactured in 2010? Seems pretty early for a pump to fail.
Oh well, I'm really hoping that it is the pump and that I can get back to washing clothes at my house instead of my friend's house!
I really like this site, by the way!!
Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:05 PM
I've only run a couple of loads so far, but they both finished all cycles perfectly!
Thank you so much for your help!
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