How To Drain a Washing Machine

If your washing machine stops halfway in its process, then you would have to drain the tub to do any further checking or repair. Depending on the type of issue, you can fix it or you need to call a professional. If it is blocked pump, dirty filter, blocked drainpipe or crimp in drain hose, you can fix and drain the machine yourselves with the help of your device’s manual. So, how to drain a washing machine?

As the first step, you need to check the drainpipe. For this, you need to unplug the machine and unhook the drainpipe from the machine. While doing this the water from the tub and pipe will come out, so you need to keep buckets and towels handy to collect and clean out the water.

Check if there is any crimp in your machine. If it has bends, just straighten it out. If there is grime or dirt, then use a drain cleaner to clean out the drainpipe. This would solve the problem. If there is a stubborn block in the pipe, you might need to use a plumber’s snake to unblock the pipe. If it is a broken pipe issue, you have to seek the help of a plumber. If this is not the problem or if it does not fix the issue, go to the next step.

The newer models have a digital indicator to show specific problems like malfunctioning pump or filter. You can check for that. If such a facility is not there in your machine, then you need to open the machine’s panel to do this manually. Remove the panel, as per your model’s guidelines, and locate the filter and pump. Now remove the filter/pump using the recommended tools, clean debris off it and reconnect it. This should fix the issue.

If the above two solutions do not solve the problem, then it could be an electronic issue. For this, you need to take the help of a professional technician. At any point, do not proceed if you are not sure of something and call a professional right away.