Washing Machine Draining [Problems Solved]

If you are having trouble with your washing machine draining, this guide is for you. We’ll be explaining the cause of this issue and showing you how to resolve it. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get right to it…

Washing Machine Draining While Filling — How To Fix

If your washing machine is draining while filling it indicates that the drain pump is damaged and needs to be replaced. Here’s how to do this…

How To Replace A Top Loader Washing Machine Drain Pump

Here’s what you need to do to replace the drain pump in a top loader washing machine…

Step 1. In order to avoid electrocution or water leakage, always ensure that you turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply before attempting any repairs.

Step 2. Insert a putty knife under the main top panel of your washing machine to release the two clips holding the main front section of your washing machine.

Step 3. Detach the panel from the washing machine and set it aside.

Step 4. The drain pump will be mounted on the base of your washing machine. Disconnect the electrical connector from the drain pump assembly.

Step 5. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamps on the tub-to-pump and outlet hose and slide the clamps out of place.

Step 6. Detach the two hoses from the drain pump assembly.

Step 7. Use a nut driver to take out the mounting nut securing the drain pump to the base of your washing machine.

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Step 8. Pull the old drain pump assembly out of the washing machine’s cabinet and set it aside.

Step 9. Get your new drain pump assembly out of its pack.

Step 10. Install the drain pump assembly in your washing machine and apply the mounting nuts to secure it to the base of your washing machine.

Step 11. Connect the tub-to-pump and outlet hoses to their appropriate port on the new drain pump assembly and secure them by sliding the retaining clamps in place.

Step 12. Connect the electrical connector to the new drain pump assembly.

Step 13. Snap the main front panel of your washing machine back in place.

Step 14. Turn on your washing machine’s water supply and plug in the power cord, then run a wash cycle to ensure everything is working properly.

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How To Replace A Front Loader Washing Machine Drain Pump

Here’s what you need to do in order to replace the drain pump in your front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Never attempt any repairs on your washing machine without turning off the water and power supply first. This prevents electrocution or water leakage.

Step 2. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the screws at the lower front panel of your washing machine.

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Step 3. Pull the panel out of the washing machine.

Step 4. Make sure to place a towel under the hoses connected to the drain pump assembly to catch any water that may leak out.

Step 5. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamps holding the two hoses to the drain pump assembly and slide them out of place.

Step 6. Detach the tub-to-pump hose and the outlet hose from the drain pump assembly.

Step 7. Reach inside the washing machine and disconnect the two electrical connectors attached to the drain pump assembly.

Step 8. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screws holding the drain pump assembly to the washing machine.

Step 9. Lift the old drain pump assembly out of your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 10. Take your new washing machine drain pump assembly out of its packaging.

Step 11. Install the new drain pump assembly inside your washing machine secure it to the base of your washer by applying the mounting screws.

Step 12. Connect the two electrical connectors to their appropriate terminals on the new drain pump assembly.

Step 13. Connect the tub-to-pump and outlet hoses to their appropriate ports on the new drain pump assembly. Secure the hoses by sliding the retaining clamps in place.

Step 14. Put the lower front panel of your washing machine back on and apply three screws at the bottom to secure it.

Step 15. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply then make sure everything is working properly by running a wash cycle.

Note: Please keep in mind that the process of replacing a drain pump may vary quite a bit depending on the brand of your washing machine.

How To Drain Washing Machine — A Guide

Do the following to manually drain your washing machine…

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Step 1. Turn your washing machine’s water and power supply off before attempting any repairs (this prevents electrocution or water leakage).

Step 2. Open the door of your washing machine and use a sponge to soak up as much water as you can and drain the water into a bucket.

Step 3. Once you can’t soak up any more water with the sponge, use an old towel to wipe the tub clean.

Step 4. If you have a front loader washing machine, you can also clean the drain pump filter in order to prevent the drain pump from getting clogged. Open the little panel at the lower front of your washing machine.

Step 5. You should find a short capped hose under the panel. Pull the hose and place a container under it.

Step 6. Pull the hose’s cap off and let any water that may be stuck in the washing machine drain out into the container.

Step 7. Put the hose’s cap back on and push the hose back in place.

Step 8. Turn the knob beside the hose counter-clockwise to pull it out (this is known as the drain pump filter).

Step 9. Take the filter to a sink and rinse out any lint and debris that may have clogged it.

Step 10. Once you’ve properly cleaned the filter, put it back in place and turn it clockwise to secure.

Step 11. Flip the access panel back up.

Step 12. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply and make sure everything is working properly by running a wash cycle.

Note: Be sure to keep in mind that the process of cleaning your washing machine’s drain pump filter will vary on the brand of your washer.