If your AEG washing machine is not draining, you’ve come to the right place. This in-depth guide lists the causes of this issue and provides detailed steps on how to fix them…
Table of Contents
AEG Washing Machine Is Not Draining — Solved
If your AEG washing machine is not draining, the following are the causes to look for…
1. AEG Washing Machine Is Not Draining — Clogged Drain Filter
If your AEG washing machine is not draining, the first thing to check is the pump filter. Over time, dirt and debris from the drum can accumulate in the filter and clog it. Follow the steps below to clean a clogged filter in your AEG washing machine…
Step 1. Disconnect your washing machine from the power outlet before starting this procedure in order to prevent electrocution.
Step 2. Using a flat-blade screwdriver if needed, pry open the lower front access panel. Pull the emergency drain tube out of the retainers.
Step 3. Place a small container underneath the drain tube. Pull the cap off the tube, then let any water stuck in the machine drain out. Once all the water drains out, push the cover onto the tube.
Step 4. Turn the pump filter knob, then pull it out of the housing (some water may spill). Take the filter to a sink, then clean out any dirt and debris accumulated in the filter.
Step 5. Use a brush to clean out the pump filter housing. Once the filter is clean, push it back into the housing, then turn the knob to secure it.
Step 6. Push the emergency drain tube into the retainers, then snap the lower front access panel back on.
Step 7. Plug your appliance back into the electrical outlet, then try running a wash cycle to see if your AEG washing machine is not draining.
2. AEG Washing Machine Is Not Draining — Damaged Drain Pump
If your AEG washing machine is not draining after cleaning the pump filter, the next thing to do is replace the drain pump. Follow the steps below to do this…
Step 1. Prevent any chances of electrocution by disconnecting your appliance from the power outlet before starting this repair.
Step 2. Go to the back of the appliance, then use a Philips screwdriver to take out the bolts holding the top cover to the cabinet. Slide the panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off.
Step 3. Pull the soap tray out of the dispenser, then press the little button inside to release it from the housing.
Step 4. Use your screwdriver to take out the nuts on the control panel next to the dispenser’s opening.
Step 5. Loosen the screws at the top of the control panel. Using a flat-blade screwdriver if needed, carefully pry the control panel off the front of the machine, then place it on the cabinet.
Step 6. Open your washing machine’s door. Carefully wedge a flat-blade screwdriver underneath the retaining wire around the door seal (you can also use needle-nosed pliers).
Step 7. Work the screwdriver around until the wire pops off (take care not to damage the door seal). Pry the door seal off the lip of the front panel.
Step 8. Get someone to help you tip the machine backwards a bit and support it. Take out the Philips screws at the bottom of the front panel.
Step 9. Set your machine back onto its feet. Loosen the screws at the top of the front panel. Carefully lift the front panel off the cabinet. Unplug the door switch wire connector from the back of the front panel.
Step 10. Set the front panel aside. Unplug the wire connector from the drain pump at the bottom of the tub.
Step 11. Using pliers, squeeze the spring clamps holding the outlet and sump hoses to the pump assembly, then slide them out of place.
Step 12. Detach each hose from the drain pump (ensure that you keep a rag nearby to clean any leaks).
Step 13. Using a 5/16 inch nut-driver, take out the nuts holding the drain pump to the cabinet. Pull the pump assembly out of the cabinet and set it aside.
Step 14. Prepare your new drain pump for installation by unpacking it. Install the new pump assembly in the cabinet, then tighten the nuts to secure it.
Step 15. Plug the wire connector into the new pump assembly. Attach each hose to its appropriate port on the drain pump. Secure the hoses by sliding the spring clamps into place.
Step 16. Lift the front panel, then plug the door switch wire connector in. Mount the front panel onto the machine, then tighten the screws at the top using a Philips screwdriver.
Step 17. Tip your appliance backwards carefully and support it. Use your screwdriver to apply the bolts at the bottom of the panel.
Step 18. Lower your washing machine onto its feet. Open the door of your appliance. Carefully fit the door boot seal around the opening.
Step 19. Use your flat-blade screwdriver to fit the retaining wire around the door boot seal.
Step 20. Snap the control panel back onto the front of the machine. Tighten the screws at the top of the panel.
Step 21. Apply the two bolts on the control panel next to the dispenser’s opening. Slide the soap tray into the housing.
Step 22. Place the top cover on the cabinet, then push it into place. Secure the panel by applying the Philips screws at the back.
Step 23. Plug the appliance into the power outlet. To see if your AEG washing machine is not draining, try running a wash cycle.
3. AEG Washing Machine Is Not Draining — Bent/Kinked Drain Hose
If your AEG washing machine is not draining, another thing to look for is a kinked drain hose. If the hose is seriously bent, water will not be able to drain. Straighten the hose if needed.
4. AEG Washing Machine Is Not Draining — Clogged Drain
If all the steps above failed, it indicates that the drain pipe is clogged. Unfortunately, there is no way to fix this issue by yourself. We recommend contacting a plumber to take a look at the issue.