First post here. I was unable to find a confirmation of my suspicions in the forum search so here goes...
Samsung model WF218ANB front loader washing machine will not drain. I could hear the pump making noise but nothing would come out of the drain tube.It fills fine but then stops before the spin or rinse cycles with the error "nd".
First I ran the self-test on the drain pump. I could hear it running but it was not pumping the water out. I drained the water manually and then tried the self-test while the debris filter was removed. The impeller blades were certainly spinning.
I then took the top and front off the washer and all the hoses out and flushed them. none were plugged but they were constricted a tiny bit. I removed the debris filter housing and flushed it as well. No blockage there.
After buttoning it all back up, I poured water into the drain hose until it was full and then started the self-test on the drain pump. If I started it siphoning, the pump would finish the drain. However, afterward, it would again not drain the washer.
My thought at this point is I need a new drain pump. Any thoughts or suggestions?
I think it is part #DC96-01700A.