If your washing machine does not drain water at the end of the cycle, there are several possible reasons behind the problem. The most common is that an object is stuck in the evacuation system, but there could be a number of other reasons as well, so let’s find out some of the most common reasons for the drain function of a washing machine to stop.
1. The drain filter is clogged by an object
2. Drain hose is bent or clogged
3. The drain pump is blocked
4. Solenoid valve does not close properly
5. There is too much foam when draining
6. The belt is broken
7. Water comes back from your pipes
8. The program "stop full tank" is activated
Now that you know the possible reasons behind the inability of a washing machine to drain, let’s move onto the solution part.
The Washing Machine Does Not Drain – The Solution
Check what is blocking the drain system
You won’t believe but a key or pen in the pocket of your trousers can block the drain pump. So, make sure to take out all the items from your clothes before putting them in the washing machine. If the drain is blocked already, then remove that object from the drain pump. Also, remember to unplug the washing machine before operating.
Check the drain hose
The drain hose of the washing machine may also be clogged or twisted. If this is the case, then you will have to put the drain hose back in its right place, but before checking the drainpipe. Again, do not forget to close the water tap and unplug the water supply in order to avoid any risk of electrocution.
Check the lid
Some washing machines do not work when their lid is not properly closed. It must, therefore, be ensured that it is properly closed. In many washing machines, there may be a 3-minute break between cycles as the timer moves forward one-step. Do not advance the timer manually if it stops after the shake cycle, otherwise you may miss the drain cycle. Wait a few minutes.
So, this is how you can fix the draining problem in your washing machine. If the aforementioned steps fail to fix the problem, then you should take the help of washing machine experts instead of trying any other solution because there could be a chance that your washing machine is dealing with some other problem as well.
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