Admiral Washing Machine Won’t Drain [How To Fix]


If your Admiral washing machine won’t drain, this guide will give you easy-to-follow steps on how to fix it. You’ll need a few tools and a bit of patience for these repairs. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get right to it…

How To Drain Admiral Washing Machine — Solved

To drain your Admiral washing machine, simply turn the control dial to the Drain & Spin (or Rinse & Spin) option. Press start to begin the cycle. If you notice that your washing machine isn’t draining, you’ll need to empty it out manually. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s power supply.

Step 2. Get a bucket and a bowl.

Step 3. Use the bowl to scoop out as much water as you can from the drum.

Step 4. Once you can’t scoop out any more water, use a towel to soak up the remaining water in the drum.

At this point, you shouldn’t see any water in the drum. However, there is still some water in the tub-to-pump hose. Read below to learn how to clean it…

Admiral Washing Machine Won’t Drain — Quick Fix

Is your Admiral washing machine not draining? If so, here are the issues to look for…

1. Clogged Tub-To-Pump Hose

Here’s what you’ll need to do to clean a blocked tub-to-pump hose in your Admiral washing machine…

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Step 1. Turn off your washing machine before starting this fix in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine and use your screwdriver to take out the screws holding the rear access panel. Pull the panel off your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Place a towel on the floor of the cabinet. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the hose connected to the drain pump and slide it out of place. Pull the hose off the pump (expect some water to spill out). Take out the clamp at the other end of the hose and pull it off the tub (more water will spill out).

Step 4. Take the tub-to-pump hose out of your washing machine and try running some water through it. If you notice any blockage, use a screwdriver to clean it out.

Step 5. Once the hose has been cleared, connect one end back to the port at the bottom of the tub, and the other end to the drain pump. Slide the two retaining clamps into place to secure the hose.

Step 6. Put the rear panel onto the washing machine and use your screwdriver to apply the screws. Plug the power cord back into the outlet and try running a wash cycle to make sure everything works properly.

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2. Damaged Drain Pump

Here’s what you’ll need to do to replace a damaged drain pump assembly in your Admiral washing machine…

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Step 1. Unplug your washing machine from its power supply and turn the water valve off before starting this repair in order to prevent any chances of electrocution or water leakage. Move your washing machine forwards to give you more working space.

Step 2. Unscrew the COLD and HOT water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine (make sure you keep a rag nearby to clean up any water leakage).

Step 3. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the drain hose at the back of your washer and slide the clamp out of place. Pull the hose off the port and set it aside. Put some tape over the lid of your washing machine to secure it.

Step 4. Tilt your washing machine backwards carefully and lay it on the floor. Pry the plastic cover off the drain pump and disconnect the wire harness attached to the pump. Release the wire from the retaining clip on the pump.

Step 5. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the hose connected to the drain pump and slide it out of place. Pull the hose off the drain pump (some water will spill).

Step 6. Use your screwdriver to take out the mounting bolts holding the drain pump assembly to the bottom of the washing machine. Pull the drain pump off the tub and set it aside.

Step 7. Take your new washing machine drain pump out of its packaging. Mount the new drain pump assembly at the bottom of the tub and apply the bolts with your screwdriver to secure it.

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Step 8. Connect the drain hose to the port on the new pump and slide the retaining clamp in place to secure it. Connect the electrical connector to the new pump and snap the cover onto the pump.

Step 9. Lift your washing machine upright and peel the tape off the lid. Connect the two inlet hoses back to the ports at the back of your washing machine (in order to prevent water leaks, make sure to secure the hoses properly).

Step 10. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the outlet and turn the water valve back on. Run a wash cycle to make sure everything works properly.