The noise I hear, like a faint humming, is the same sound as when the machine is just about to (supposed too) drain the water out. So i am guessing it is the live feed to pump.? not sure
The machine occasionally (before any of this recent "surgery") would get stuck at the rinse setting, and this sound could be heard. I thought it was the pump blocked as machine sounded like it was trying to initiate the pump, but nothing would happen, just the constant hum. Most times, it would run though a full cycle like normal. Other times I would turn the machine off ,when stuck at draining stage, (sometimes at wall or noise would continue), come back an hour later and it would work (drain) fine and complete the cycle.
I had assumed it was something getting stuck in pump, then coming free and allowing the cycle to complete. Or, perhaps the pump was stuffed and overheating, then after the hour or so was cool enough to work again.
Since I have cleaned the pump, and above pump (hood etc), and even switched them over on both machines, I now realize the pump was probably never the problem. I'm sure the amount of chain stuck under inner bowl (and some found in pump) was not helping the situation, but yes, same problem after all the cleaning : ( and still no error code.
My first ever post on this forum, was about an RPS error code, which i cleaned and put back on, so I had also thought it could have been RPS working intermittently, and at the time, was just happy the machine worked more often then not, and was to scared to touch the pump!
I have the LW095 working fine at the moment, with my (GW709's) old pump, stator and rps, so they seem to be fine.
I will still be looking to change the bearings on my GW tho (when I have appropriate tools), as the machine is so much bigger, but if this problem is not related to bearings/shaft, will need to look into changing controller? or something at the same time.
Here is the link to the only similar problem I could find.
To clarify - I do not believe the pump is actually running, but the machine sounds like it is trying to advance to the pumping stage with no success. (and now, sometimes the hum starts as soon as machine powers on, will still allow me to complete wash cycles, but sometimes wont drain). I have once had it power itself off after a few minutes of this noise, when it was stuck trying to drain (I was waiting for an error code, but none displayed - it just turned itself off). Machine is in currently in pieces , or I would attempt to check. It is so inconsistent though, but I do not believe pump was actually spinning at the time.
Sorry for the drawn out story, but would rather you have all the info.
Thanks very much for your continuing support , I am very new to all this, but determined *flex* and feel I am learning fast : )