So, I replaced the pump in my FP GWL11, and everything was working well. Of course the fuse for the new pump has to be spliced into the brown pump wire, which is (to my fingers) very short. Consequently, one of my splices didn't want to hold. Of course, it came loose when I had a washer full of towels. When I heard the telltale beeps, I sort of figured what the problem was, so I leaned the (full) tub back, stuck a block under there, and proceeded to reconnect the errant splice. I was as careful as I could be not to "spill" any of the water in the full tub over the side, and the front was propped up maybe 8".
Here's where it gets "interesting". I wanted to make sure the pump would work properly, so I fired the machine back up w/ the the front still up in the air 8" or so (not level). I figured that way I could tell if the pump would work properly. Everything worked exceedingly well! For a few seconds...
The pump turned on and started draining then tub. Suddenly, WHOOSH - the entire fluid contents of the full tub began cascading out the bottom of the machine. I immediately yanked the plug from the wall, but I didn't see (in my panic) precisely where the water was coming from, as the tub was flooding my laundry room.
SO, I have a number of questions.
1. Does anybody have any idea wth happened? Did the pump not "seal" properly because the machine wasn't level, or something like that?
2. What is just total dumbassery to try to run the machine when it wasn't level, even just to (try to) drain, not spin?
3. I dont think I fried my control board, because of the fuse and the fact that I yanked the plug so quickly, but... Any suggestions as to how I should proceed from this point forward?
Any help/comments greatly appreciated.