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I have a 3 year old whirlpool front loading washing machine,

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I have a 3 year old whirlpool front loading washing machine, model LHW0050PQ4. It will not drain the water out of it and makes a loud clattering sound while running.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. I will be helping you with your question today. It sounds like you have something stuck in the drain pump. In the front right corner there is a cover. Remove the cover and untwist the cap. The cap is a filter for the drain pump. Watch out water will drain out.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
actually, i already stated i had cleaned the drain filter but mistakenly called it the lint filter. There was nothing in there, and yes, a lot of water did come out. I have done this twice to no avail. will it be necessary to replace the drain pump or can it be removed and disassambled?
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
You will need to replace it which is a real pain. I would recommend calling a tech. The front panel has to come off to replace it.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Ouch, Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Actually, the ouch was referring to have to call a tech and not anything else. I was hopeing I could do something myself and it will be impossible to attempt anything until Wednesday or Thursday. The washer is in a small utility closet, under a dryer, upstairs in a 5th wheel and hard to get to.
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Most of these smaller units are in tight spaces.

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