Washing Machine Not Rinsing [Problem Solved]

Is your washing machine not rinsing? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This in-depth guide will explain what’s causing this issue and show you to fix it. So, without wasting any more time, let’s begin…

Washing Machine Not Rinsing Soap Out — Solution

If your washing machine doesn’t rinse the soap out of your clothes, it indicates that you use too much detergent when washing. Using too much soap during wash cycles can also lead to water leakage.

When washing clothes, make sure that you do not fill the soap dispenser drawer past the MAX line. It is also advised that you only use HE ‘High Efficiency’ detergents. This type of detergent is made for washing machines and produces less foam than regular detergents.

Washing Machine Not Rinsing — How To Fix

Here are the things that can prevent your washing machine from rinsing your clothes…

1. Washing Machine Hasn’t Drained

If your washing machine isn’t draining water, here’s what you’ll need to do…

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 power and water 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 greatly on your washing machine’s brand.

If the procedure above didn’t fix the issue, you’ll need to replace the drain pump assembly. Here’s how to do this…

Changing Top Loader Washing Machine Drain Pump

Do the following to change the drain pump assembly in your top loader washing machine…

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Step 1. Always ensure that you turn off your washing machine’s water supply and unplug the power cord before attempting any repairs (this helps prevent electrocution and water leakage).

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. Using a nut driver, take out the mounting nut holding the drain pump assembly to the base of your washing machine.

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

Step 9. Take your new washing machine drain pump assembly out of its packaging.

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

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. Plug your washing machine back to its power outlet and turn on the water supply, then ensure that everything is working properly by running a wash cycle.

Changing Front Loader Washing Machine Drain Pump

To replace a damaged drain pump assembly in your front loader washing machine, here are the steps you’ll need to take…

Step 1. Always ensure that you turn off your washing machine’s water supply and unplug the power cord before attempting any repairs (this prevents any chances of water leakage and electrocution).

Step 2. Take out the screws holding the lower front panel of your washing machine with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 3. Pull the panel off your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 4. In order to catch any water leakage, make sure to place a towel or rag under the two hoses connected to the drain pump assembly.

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. Remove the screws holding the drain pump assembly to your washing machine with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 9. Pull 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 and 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.

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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. Plug your washing machine back to its power outlet and turn on the water supply, then make sure everything works as it should by running a wash cycle.

Note: Click here to learn how the drain pump in your washing machine works.

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2. Washing Machine Isn’t Filling

If your washing machine isn’t filling, here’s what you’ll need to do…

Step 1. To prevent electrocution and water leakage, make sure to turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply before attempting any repairs.

Step 2. Unscrew the water inlet hoses from the water inlet ports at the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. You will find little mesh filters inside the water inlet ports at the back of your washing machine. Pull the filters out with a pair of pliers.

Step 4. Take the mesh filters to a sink and scrub out any dirt and debris that may have accumulated in it.

Step 5. Push the filters back into the water inlet ports at the back of your washing machine once you’ve cleaned them properly.

Step 6. Reconnect the water inlet hoses to the inlet ports at the back of your washing machine (make sure that the connection is properly secured in order to prevent water leakage).

Step 7. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply then make sure everything is working properly by trying a wash cycle.

If the issue wasn’t resolved after cleaning the water inlet filter, you’ll need to replace the water inlet valve. Here’s how to do this…

Changing A Damaged Front Loader Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve

To replace a damaged water inlet valve in your front loader washing machine, here’s what you’ll need to do…

Step 1. Make sure to turn off your washing machine’s water supply and unplug the power cord before attempting any repairs in order to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Disconnect the water inlet hoses from the inlet ports at the back of your washing machine (make sure to keep a rag nearby in case water spills out of the hoses).

Step 3. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the top panel.

Step 4. Slide the top panel back a few inches and lift it off your washing machine.

Step 5. Disconnect the solenoid wires connected to the water inlet valve inside the washing machine’s cabinet (make sure to take note of where each wire is positioned).

Step 6. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp holding the hose to the water inlet valve and slide the hose out of place.

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Step 7. Disconnect the hose from the water inlet valve assembly.

Step 8. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the screws at the back of your washing machine next to the water inlet ports holding the water inlet valve assembly.

Step 9. Pull the old water inlet valve assembly out of the washing machine and set it aside.

Step 10. Take your new washing machine water inlet valve assembly out of its packaging.

Step 11. Install the new water inlet valve assembly in your washing machine and apply the two Philips screws at the back of your washer to secure it.

Step 12. Connect the hose to the new water inlet valve assembly then press and slide the retaining clamp in place to secure it.

Step 13. Connect each solenoid wire connector to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve assembly.

Step 14. Connect the water inlet hoses to their appropriate ports on the new water inlet valve assembly (make sure you properly tighten the connections so water doesn’t leak out).

Step 15. Slide the top panel of your washing machine back on and apply the Philips screws at the back to secure it.

Step 16. Plug your washing machine back to its power outlet and turn on the water supply, then run a wash cycle to ensure that everything is working properly.

Changing Faulty Top Loader Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve

Here’s what you have to do in order to replace a damaged water inlet valve in your top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Always make sure to unplug your washing machine’s power cord and turn off the water supply, before attempting any repairs (this prevents any chances of electrocution and water leakage).

Step 2. Disconnect the water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine (make sure to keep a rag nearby in case some water spills from the hoses).

Step 3. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the control panel.

Step 4. Slide the control panel sideways and detach it from your washing machine.

Step 5. The water inlet valve will be mounted on the control panel bracket. Disconnect the solenoid wire connectors from the water inlet valve assembly.

Step 6. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the hose connected to the water inlet valve and slide the hose out of place.

Step 7. Use a screwdriver to take out the mounting screws holding the water inlet valve assembly to your washing machine.

Step 8. Pull the old water inlet valve assembly out of your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 9. Take your new water inlet valve assembly out of its packaging.

Step 10. Install the new water inlet valve assembly in your washing machine and apply the three mounting screws to secure it.

Step 11. Connect the hose to the new water inlet valve assembly and secure it by sliding the retaining clamp in place.

Step 12. Connect the each solenoid wire connector to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve assembly.

Step 13. Put the control panel back on and apply the screws at the back of your washing machine to secure it.

Step 14. Connect the water inlet hoses back to the water inlet ports at the back of your washing machine.

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

Note: Please keep in mind that the process of replacing a water inlet valve in your washing machine will vary greatly depending on the brand of your washing machine.