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Old 03-16-2012, 03:07 PM  
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I have an old washer the stackable ones and last night I was washing and all of a sudden my washer won't drain right it leaks at the bottom also. Could someone help.


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Model#?
http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.

The leaking only started after the draining quit?

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Take the front cover off and observe. Should have an electric pump motor which drains it before it spins. If it doesn't the water will be slung out the top. Check the plug on the pump if it's not working.
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Turns out, the problem I was having here: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f11/k...nt-spin-13605/ was actually a draining problem. Don't know for sure, but if you drain pump is running, but not draining, you could try my little trick of Liquid Plumber.
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Actually its not turning at all. But I just had my dad move the washer its a double stack he thinks its the band.
Heavy Duty double stack
Frigidiaire part # 148196-00A
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What size band would I need?
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Model#?
http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.

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Frigidiaire part # 148196-00A
Comes up as nothing.

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Is this an all in one washer and dryer stacked unit? If yes the model# is often on the dryer door.

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I found this inside the dryer on the outside but no other #. We changed the band. But somehow it doesn't spin at the end of the cycle only sometimes.
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We changed the band. But somehow it doesn't spin at the end of the cycle only sometimes
What happens instead? Water drains ok? Makes a funky noise? Goes dead instead of spinning?

With the front off, baby sit a load and watch what happens or doesn't happen....when not spinning is the belt turning/not turning, motor running/not running, large pulley in the middle turning/nit turning, etc.

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When it wants to work and spin it makes loud scratching noise and It'll drain. But sometimes it doesn't want to spin or drain completely so we changed the band and it didn't make the noise but it didnt spin.. you could tell it was trying to turn but it seemed to be forcing. Sounded like the motor was on but it wouldn't turn. We bought the band at a regular tool store it seemed like the same size but it wasn't specifically made for the Frigidaire washer. So it didn't really work it wouldn't spin. We changed it back to the old band and "now" it wants to work fine but its making loud screeching noises. It's draining now but it does leak some water at the bottom after some loud we think its because the drain isn't long enough so it over flows and its separate from the other problem of it not spinning sometimes.


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