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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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This is re: Fisher Paykel washer not draining or spinning. i

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this is re: Fisher Paykel washer not draining or spinning. i just did the test you suggested to the customer 6 year ago, and the 7th light is the one lit up, all others are out--what could this be?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: the washing machine would not spin, and the water would not drain. read on another site that it cannot spin without draining so there must be a problem with the water draining. After doing the push button test you described 6 years ago, the 7th light is the only one lit up...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! The most common cause of no drain is a plugged pump. The pump uses a small electric motor that is easily jammed. If you tip the machine back, you can access the pump from the bottom of the machine. Remove the hoses and remove any obstructions. If nothing is found, you will likely need to replace the pump.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
turned the machine sideways and can see the moter, which is very dusty/spiderwebby; have vacuumed it. do you mean i should I detach the 2 hoses( one inut one output) entirely to check for obstructions?
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Yes, the hoses will need to come off. Of course, water will leak if it is still full, so be prepared.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
already bailed the water out of the tub before turning it, so should not be too bad
question is there a right way and wrong way to detach these pieces, want to make sure i do not damage anything...
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

No, just make sure the machine is unplugged and slowly remove one hose to allow any residual water to slowly drain out.

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?