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Kenmore HE2 front load washer used for several (not stuffed in tub) small rugs

Kenmore HE2 front load washer used for several (not stuffed in tub) small rugs

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Old 11-08-10, 10:28 AM
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Kenmore HE2 front load washer used for several (not stuffed in tub) small rugs

For the first time, I washed all the small bathroom rugs together. I usually wash towels with a small rug or two.

The washer stopped in the middle of the cycle with all the lights flashing.

I turned it off, then turned it back on to get the door unlocked so I could investigate the problem.

After removing the rugs, the tub was about 1/4 full of water and seemed a little loose. I removed the water and put a small load of light laundry.

Same thing happened.

The tub seems unstable or loose just a tiny bit and the rubber that butts up against the tub has a section about 1 1/4" that is now not flush with the rest of the rubber like a sock could get caught in it.

I've tried heavy loads and the light loads. It works fine to a point and when I remove the clothes, there is always about 1/4 of the tub with water.

This washer/dryer pairing is about 18 months old and only used for normal clothes. I don't even put tennis shoes in it. These small rugs were a little heavier than a bath towel and the tub, before starting the waher, was about 3/4 full of rugs.

Surely there is a way I can fix this without calling a repair person and paying a price for this little clitch.

Please advise and thank you. Caroline
 
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Old 11-08-10, 04:22 PM
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Take off the lower panel and you will see the water pump. Take off cap and clean out the coin trap.Most likely full of rug backing or a sock. If you can tilt washer back against wall and do it that way. There is a bout 6 gallons of water in there so be sure you have a bucket to drain to.
 
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Old 11-13-10, 01:07 PM
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I cannot unscrew the cap. Is it the only thing that looks like a cap that one can see when the panel has been removed and it's just too tightly screwd on me my strength even though I used tools or is it in a place I need to search for and find? Look like a screw cap right in front but I don't want to break anything. Please remember I know nothing about stuff like this, so please walk me through this. I found a site last night "epinion" that gave specific directions, saved the page and it wouldn't copy. Thanks
 
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Old 11-13-10, 03:41 PM
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Cap is very tight I use a pair of channel lock pliers on it. Screws on and off like a bolt, Don't forget there is a lot of water in it. If not on a pedestal pull washer out a foot or 2 and lean it back against wall. Will help with water.
 
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