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#1 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:02 am

My washer has apparently decided to shoot craps midload. When it gets to either of the stages where the water is supposed to drain, it will click as normal, but not do anything. I can get it to start up again at the previous cycle, but the same thing happens again when it gets to where it is supposed to drain. I have a washer full of clothes and soapy water and nobody I can contact at this time of day who may be able to tell me what to do.....

Any help out there....????

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#2 Post by BackInTex » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:05 am

Does is spin? Does it sound like the drain pump is trying to work?

You can stop the washer when it is 'drain time', siphon all the water out, let is spin and continue into the rinse cycle, siphoning again prior to final spin. At leas that get the current load done.

Maybe the pump is clogged with cat hair or shredded threads.
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#3 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:07 am

BackInTex wrote:Does is spin? Does it sound like the drain pump is trying to work?

You can stop the washer when it is 'drain time', siphon all the water out, let is spin and continue into the rinse cycle, siphoning again prior to final spin. At leas that get the current load done.

Maybe the pump is clogged with cat hair or shredded threads.

I'm not sure what I'm going to siphon the water out with....

No, the pump does not sound like it is trying to work. A couple clicks of the dial going forward and then utter silence....

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#4 Post by BackInTex » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:08 am

littlebeast13 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:Does is spin? Does it sound like the drain pump is trying to work?

You can stop the washer when it is 'drain time', siphon all the water out, let is spin and continue into the rinse cycle, siphoning again prior to final spin. At leas that get the current load done.

Maybe the pump is clogged with cat hair or shredded threads.

I'm not sure what I'm going to siphon the water out with....

No, the pump does not sound like it is trying to work. A couple clicks of the dial going forward and then utter silence....

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You don't own a hose?
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#5 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:10 am

BackInTex wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:Does is spin? Does it sound like the drain pump is trying to work?

You can stop the washer when it is 'drain time', siphon all the water out, let is spin and continue into the rinse cycle, siphoning again prior to final spin. At leas that get the current load done.

Maybe the pump is clogged with cat hair or shredded threads.

I'm not sure what I'm going to siphon the water out with....

No, the pump does not sound like it is trying to work. A couple clicks of the dial going forward and then utter silence....

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You don't own a hose?

I have a hose. What am I supposed to do... suck on it like when people try to steal gas out of a tank? That doesn't seem reasonable with a big hose....

I have never tried to siphon anything before.....

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#6 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:13 am

littlebeast13 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:

I'm not sure what I'm going to siphon the water out with....

No, the pump does not sound like it is trying to work. A couple clicks of the dial going forward and then utter silence....

lb13
You don't own a hose?

I have a hose. What am I supposed to do... suck on it like when people try to steal gas out of a tank? That doesn't seem reasonable with a big hose....

I have never tried to siphon anything before.....

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Hook it up to a faucet and turn on the water until it flows into the washer. Then disconnect it from the faucet and let the water drain.
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#7 Post by BackInTex » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:13 am

Yep, just like siphoning gas, except you can smoke afterwards if you want. Just suck enough to get water over the highest part of the hose and below the top water level. Mr Gravity does the rest.
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#8 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:22 am

littlebeast13 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:

I'm not sure what I'm going to siphon the water out with....

No, the pump does not sound like it is trying to work. A couple clicks of the dial going forward and then utter silence....

lb13
You don't own a hose?

I have a hose. What am I supposed to do... suck on it like when people try to steal gas out of a tank? That doesn't seem reasonable with a big hose....

I have never tried to siphon anything before.....

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You might try filling the hose by submerging it in the washer. Then seal one end, place it in siphoning position, and unseal it. --Bob
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#9 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:24 am

Bob Juch wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:
You don't own a hose?

I have a hose. What am I supposed to do... suck on it like when people try to steal gas out of a tank? That doesn't seem reasonable with a big hose....

I have never tried to siphon anything before.....

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Hook it up to a faucet and turn on the water until it flows into the washer. Then disconnect it from the faucet and let the water drain.

This seems to be working....... slowly but surely....

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#10 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:35 am

I got as much of the water siphoned out as I could.... all but about a couple inches....

I got it to start the rinse cycle, so I'll try this again in a few minutes....

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#11 Post by ulysses5019 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:39 am

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#13 Post by ulysses5019 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:41 am

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#14 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:08 am

Siphoned, manually bailed what was left with a cup, and still couldn't get the spin cycle to start. I just wrung it all out as best as I could and put it all in the dryer. Drying clothes is generally a several day process for me anyway....

Thanks for all the help. I never would have came up with the siphoning idea, nor the practical way to apply it....

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#15 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:31 am

littlebeast13 wrote:Siphoned, manually bailed what was left with a cup, and still couldn't get the spin cycle to start. I just wrung it all out as best as I could and put it all in the dryer. Drying clothes is generally a several day process for me anyway....

Thanks for all the help. I never would have came up with the siphoning idea, nor the practical way to apply it....

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Sounds like it's your wash controler (the thing with the knob). They usually are the first thing to wear out. That's probably the cheapest thing to replace.
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#16 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:38 am

Hey, wait a minute! Doesn't Beebs need water........?

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#17 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:39 am

littlebeast13 wrote:Hey, wait a minute! Doesn't Beebs need water........?

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#18 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:43 am

Vandal wrote:Image
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#19 Post by SportsFan68 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:02 am

littlebeast13 wrote:Hey, wait a minute! Doesn't Beebs need water........?

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What I did the last time that happened to me, I drug all the clothes out of the washer and hauled them to the laundrymat and started afresh. It was very messy, but it worked.

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#20 Post by DevilKitty100 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:04 am

LOLOL.........great avatar!

You want I should get Kiki's maid on the phone for you??

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#21 Post by SportsFan68 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:05 am

DevilKitty100 wrote:LOLOL.........great avatar!

You want I should get Kiki's maid on the phone for you??
LOL! It's not Friday!

Wait a minute . . . is this her Friday to work?
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#22 Post by DevilKitty100 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:06 am

SportsFan68 wrote:
DevilKitty100 wrote:LOLOL.........great avatar!

You want I should get Kiki's maid on the phone for you??
LOL! It's not Friday!

Wait a minute . . . is this her Friday to work?

Good God, Don't tell me it's Friday!!!

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#23 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:43 am

GREAT avatar! If only it could happen...
Oh please.

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#24 Post by mrkelley23 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:44 am

The one time something similar happened to us, it was that the drain hose had gotten kinked/clogged up, so no water could pass through it. Once I unkinked it (the washer had gotten pushed back too far, so it was pinching the hose) and cleared it, the cycles started working again.
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#25 Post by Appliance Hitman » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:09 pm

My work here is done! I got tired of waiting for cheapass mini to replace her dishwasher--she figures as long as it still runs she doesn't care if she can't tell which cycle is running because the lights are random or that she has to open it as soon as it finishes or it'll start up again in two hours. And the damned washer is older than Rain Man and making weird noises sometimes, but it still washes.

So I headed out to your place..... :twisted: :twisted:
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