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Kenmore front-loader won't drain or spin


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#1 ghpurdy

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 09:24 AM

Our front-loader will not do anything but wash, no matter which cycle the dial is set to. If we set the timer to "final spin", it washes for a while, and eventually stops, and shuts off. We've tried adding some extra clothes, as suggested by the owners manual troubleshooting section to no avail. The drain hose appears to be clog-free and unkinked. The door shuts completely, and locks, as does the detergent/fabric softener dispenser. This washer has been a dissapointment starting shortly after the end of the warranty period, when it sprouted numerous leaks from various sources over a span of three-plus years, and now this. Help!

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#2 Ron

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 09:44 AM

GH,   the first thing I would do is drop the front panel,  on the bottom right is the pump,   put the dial to spin and see if you have 120 going to the pump.   Then make sure the pump is not bound...If you remove the pump hose, your going to have a ton of water coming at ya...be prepared...Ron

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 09:45 AM

yup,quarters and nickels in that there pump!!
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 10:05 AM

ghpurdy,
Mind if you could state the model no.

FL will refuse to spin if there is water in the drum.

Could your FL pump out all the water in a few minutes?

Please check your pump as suggested by Ron and kdog.
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#5 ghpurdy

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 10:48 AM

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I cannot thank you enough! Not only did you pinpont the problem, but guessed the exact denominations for the coins (one of each, with the nickel being the culprit jamming the impeller on the pump...the quarter and dime were on the bottom of the 'coin collector' sump). Everything is now functioning properly, and once again, thank you very much for your wisdom and help. You may want to buy lottery tickets today.

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 11:03 AM

ah yes,nickels and quarters are the perfect size to flip up and block the outlet- dimes and pennies will either lay there and rattle,or pass through- money laudering is still a crime in this country :D
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 11:04 AM

you could always donate that laundered money to the host's beer fund !!!
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