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George-Allsorts
George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
Category: Appliance
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Experience:  A whitegoods technician with 30+ years service in Domestic Appliance Service & Repair, and General Mechanical & Electrical Repair
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How do you check to see if there is a problem with the pump

Customer Question

How do you check to see if there is a problem with the pump in an LG F1681TDS washing machine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Usually with a multimeter across the terminals... What is the problem you are having Evelyn?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Washing machine not emptying properly, takes ages to move from rinse to spin, if at all.
I also thing it isn't filling properly.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Telephone number? How do I call?
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

I have sent you the request for a phone call service as requested

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry,Didn't realise it wasn't part of what I have paid.
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

It's ok...

So.. If the appliance is not draining then it will take time to get to a spin, as the appliance can detect the water.

On your model there is a panel to the bottom right of the machine is that not correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I opened that up and drained it,and picked out 'bits'
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Look into the filter housing... can you see the impeller at the rear?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will look. Don't know what that is though!!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What am I looking for? I can't see anything and can't fit my hand in either!!
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

The impeller looks like the image in the link below...

Use something long and thin to ensure that the impeller can rotate.. also check that there are no coins lying flat at the bottom of the impeller

Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

How are you getting on?

Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

I have to go out now.. Leave me a message so as I can come back to assist you later today.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unscrewed that and emptied out the bits
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

The impeller looks like the image in the link I sent you above...

Use something long and thin to ensure that the impeller can rotate.. you need to ensure that impeller can rotate and that it is fixed securely to its shaft and is not flopping about.

Once you have checked that, leave the machine empty of water and turn the appliance on to drain... you want to see if the impeller will rotate under power.

I will be back later to check on you.