If your washer leaves the laundry sopping wet after the final cycle is finished, here is a check list that may help you troubleshoot and fix the problem.
Check the clothes washer drain hose – clogged or bent –
On the back of your washer is a drain hose. Check this to make certain it is not bent, therefore restricting the water from pumping out. At the same time you should remove the hose from the drain pump and check to see that the pump and drain hose don’t have any blockage that would keep the water from flowing freely.
Washer drain hose is positioned incorrectly –
Clothes Washer Drain Hose
The drain hose in back of your clothes washer may be either too far down in the drainpipe or not far enough down. This would cause the water to not drain out of the tub, leaving your clothes dripping wet.
Drain filter or coin trap clogged on the clothes washer –
A clothes washer has a debris filter or coin trap which could possibly be blocked causing the washer not to spin dry your clothes The drain filter is on the front bottom of the washer and the coin trap is located behind an access panel. These are filtering devices and can be easily cleaned which will make the water flow when the washer is draining the water out.
The drain pump is clogged or faulty –
The washer drain pump may be clogged with debris or maybe faulty if it will not spin all of the water out of the washer. Check out the inside of the drain hose and the pump ports for debris that may be clogging them. If these are clear, test the drain pump to make certain it is working properly.
Wash load may make the tub get out of balance and not spin fast enough –
When loading the washer try to add items of the same size. No blankets or large heavy items with smaller ones. This will get the washer out of balance. Don’t overload your washer or pack clothing in tightly.
Loose or damaged clothes washer belt –
If your washing machine is not spinning your clothes dry it may be the belt, pump or the motor. The belt could be stretched or just worn out. Check the belt or the direct drive system for wear and tear. If the drive belt or direct drive motor coupling is worn, stretched, broken, cracked or damaged in any way, they will need to be replaced.
Washing machine clutch may have gone bad –
If your washer is not spinning your clothes dry, it may be that the clutch is about to fail, because the spinning action is not sufficient to remove enough water from your clothes.
Your problem could possibly be the transmission, although this is usually rare.
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Helpful hints and diagnostic advice and
troubleshooting suggestions for the do – it – yourselfer.
See photos of some common Whirlpool and Kenmore washer repair techniques.
Some of the general diagnostic tips presented below may also apply to your
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See photos of repair techniques below with helpful hints
and repair advice for the most common part problems you might have
with your direct drive Whirlpool / Kenmore clothes washer.
The diagnostic help out lined below is intended to be used only by professional appliance repair technicians.
If you are attempting to repair your clothes washer yourself, be aware that you are working with potential dangerous electrical currents that can cause serious injury or death. Be aware that appliance parts have extremely sharp edges and moving parts that can cause serious injury or death.
Always remove the power source from the unit you are working on. Unplug it! When unplugging or removing power source, double check to make sure you removed the proper cord or turned off the proper breaker when tightening part, make sure that if the tool you are working with or your hand slips, you will not be injured by sharp or ragged edges.
Keep children and pets away from working area and disassembled washer parts. Be aware that there are other hazards involved in appliance repair, besides those listed above that may cause serious injury or death. Use extreme caution when installing or removing parts.