Washing Machine Not Draining Water

Is your washing machine not draining water? Let's try to figure out why this is happening and what you can do about it.

Why does the washing machine not drain the water?

  • Clogged drain hose. If the hose becomes clogged with lint, hair, or other debris, it can prevent the water from flowing freely and cause the machine to stop draining.
  • The drain pump is defective. A faulty pump may prevent the washer from draining all or part of the water.
  • The drain filter is clogged. The filter retains large particles of debris, which prevents premature failure of the drain pump.

How to fix the washing machine

To fix the problem or determine the cause, follow these steps:

  • First, check the drain hose. This hose is quite thick, so it will not be difficult to detect a blockage. Using a long, stiff cable or soft metal wire, you can clean the hose without calling a washing machine repairman.
  • Secondly, open the drain filter. If it is clogged, you can clean it yourself. It is located behind the removable front panel on the bottom of the washing machine. Remove the panel and unscrew the filter cover.
  • Third, check the drain pump. You should proceed to this step if you have completed the previous ones. To understand that the pump is faulty without calling a technician, it is enough to listen to how it works, if you hear any unusual sounds, these are signs of a pump malfunction, or the absence of any sounds when draining water is also a sign of a pump malfunction. In any case, to make sure that this part is faulty, you need to have certain skills in repairing household appliances. If you are unsure of what to do, call a washing machine repair technician.

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