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 Posted: Thu Aug 5th, 2010 06:01 pm
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Hello, I've just bought a used Frigidaire Gallery front-loading washer (model: FWT647GHS0). The previous owner told me that it spins, empties sometimes but won't empty completely other times. What might be wrong, and how can I fix this. Many thanks, Mike

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First thing is to check the water pump, most likely its clogged or it may be bad.



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How would I do that?

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I tried this post before without much success, so I'll try again. I've got a Frigidaire Gallery front loading washing machine that won't drain.

Here's what I've done:

1. Cleaned out all of the coins from the tube on the inlet side of the pump

2. Made sure the pipe on the outlet side wasn't plugged up

3. Looked in the inlet and outlet of the pump to see if I could see anything stuck in there . . . I couldn't.

When I put the machine on the spin and drain part of the cycle it seems to spin okay. When I put my hand on the pump, it feels like it's on. When I take off the pipe on the outlet side, water comes gushing out of the pump, but it doesn't feel like there's any pressure other than gravity (if I put my hand over the outlet side of the pump, while the pump is on, I can easily stop the flow of water).

(Also, as an aside, when I start the wash cycle and it's filling up the drum, if I take the oulet pipe of the pump off, the water just drains right out of the basin, through the pump while the drum is filling. Is this supposed to happen? Is there no check valve type thing in the pump or something?)

Can someone tell me what they think is going on? Just a bad pump? Anything else?

Thanks, Mike

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model number ?

is the Pump Impeller turning ?



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Model number: FWT647GHS0. Not sure about impeller. Should I just put it on spin without water in it, take the output hose off and look inside the outlet?

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Remove the bottom quarter panel to get to the pump. The photos in this album will show you around:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zenzoidman/sets/72157617111103075/



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Mikecrim, you had two topics going for the same problem. I've merged 'em. Please keep it all in one topic.



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Not sure if you read my previous post, but I've already gotten to the pump. (One major addition to my previous post is that apparently the washer is not spinning either - just continues to go about as slow in spin as it does when it's washing.):
Here's what I've done:

1. Cleaned out all of the coins from the tube on the inlet side of the pump

2. Made sure the pipe on the outlet side wasn't plugged up

3. Looked in the inlet and outlet of the pump to see if I could see anything stuck in there . . . I couldn't.

When I put the machine on the spin and drain part of the cycle it seems to spin okay. When I put my hand on the pump, it feels like it's on. When I take off the pipe on the outlet side, water comes gushing out of the pump, but it doesn't feel like there's any pressure other than gravity (if I put my hand over the outlet side of the pump, while the pump is on, I can easily stop the flow of water).

(Also, as an aside, when I start the wash cycle and it's filling up the drum, if I take the oulet pipe of the pump off, the water just drains right out of the basin, through the pump while the drum is filling. Is this supposed to happen? Is there no check valve type thing in the pump or something?)

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Sounds like you have a bad pump if you didn't feel and pressure. If you have water in the machine and turn it to spin and hold the drain hose up and the flow is not good and strong then your pump is bad. The unit will not increase in spin speed if the machine has water in it.



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