One of the most common issues we see with regards to washers giving homeowners problems is that they don’t drain properly. At Jacksonville Appliance Masters, we get a lot of phone calls and visits to our website (http://jacksonvilleappliancemasters.com) for this exact problem. We’ve looked at some of the early steps of diagnosing and fixing this issue before, and today we’ll be looking at some of the other things you’ll want (or need) to do to solve this yourself.
Next is the tub to pump hose, we will get that lined up, put on our hose clamp pliers, make sure it’s fully seated and get this guy on straight, there we go and now we are going to reattach our electrical connectors. This is an AC motor so these can go on either way, does not matter. With those attached, now we can just line up our pump. There are two little prongs on their that need to line up and come through here, finally we will reattach our mounting bolts, there goes the easy one and we’ll get the one on In the back and then we’ll be checking for leaks and running the washing machine after our repair, alright, we’re fully seated and now we’re going to run it, now we’re going to test our repair by putting our machine in diagnostics.
We have it unplugged right now, we’re going to plug it back in and put in the diagnostics within thirty seconds of plugging it back in by hitting the signal delayed start until it goes into diagnostics. Here we go.
So our machine is plugged in, signal delay start, signal delay start and the first thing that’ll happen is it will lock the door and show it locked up here and then we’ll get a display showing that it goes into diagnostics, underneath here is a tech sheet with all this information, so the first thing that we’re going to do is put it on OA and hit start and it’ll start the pump to begin with but then it will start by filling, so right now we can hear the pump running and know that it’s running right in your eyes, it’s filling with hot water, so now it’s a good time to check for leaks and watch as the water rises in the tub.
There is no leaking, it’s also a good time to just make sure all your clamps are on right and the hoses are lined up correctly, we can see the hot water casketing and filling up the tub, so now we can hit the start, pause button to end this portion of the test and move on to the TO six which is the pressure switch test, the first thing it’ll do is get rid of all of the water and then fill up at each individual level and so it starts at empty and then it starts filling it up and at the end, it will pump it all out, so once it gets on there, you hit start and it’ll start filling and you can know that, that checks quite a bit of things, your water valves, make sure that there are no leaks, check your pressure switch and just take care of a lot all at once.
So now it’s definitely filling and you can see water rising up. At this point already there would be a constant supply of water at your pump, so it would be a good time to check for leaks. So now it actually shows that it has reached the first level and if you hit start again, it will continue to fill, to check the second level, and then there would be one more and then it’ll pump and this’ll just be a very thorough check of the system. So we have achieved our second fill level and we’re going to hit start again to continue to fill to its maximum level, once that happens, we can continue on with our testing, I recommend constantly checking for leaks just to make sure.
And so far so good. Alright so we’re almost at the end of our diagnostic cycle, the water is about up to there so we’re getting a good leak test of the entire system and we’re achieving our main wash level, shortly after this, we’ll get to our tour, overflow level and the drain pump will start pumping the water out, we just want to catch it here and….still constantly looking for any sign of leakage, make sure our filter housing is on nice and tight, all of our seals look real good, so we’ve reached our main level and advanced it to the next stage, at this point, our drain pump is running, all the water Is going down, we have no leaks. We even went to the back to check for any leaks on the drain hose and everything is good.