If during the washing of clothes the machine breaks down and the process stops, you must first turn off the machine from the electricity by pulling the plug out of the socket, and then turn off the water supply tap. To carefully drain the water from the tank, there are 5 reliable ways. You can use the dedicated emergency hose, the main drain hose, or manually drain the water through the washing tub hatch. Also, a drain filter and a drain pipe are suitable for removing water.
The simplest method allows you to drain the water the fastest. Procedure:
- Turn off the power, turn off the water supply.
- Disconnect the drain hose from the rear panel.
- Pull the outlet out of the sewer pipe.
- Place the end of the hose in a container (bowl or basin) below the level of the washing tub. The capacity is low, it is difficult to drain into a bucket by this method.
If the washing machine does not drain the water in this way, then it is provided with protection against leakage from the sewer hose. Inside the body, manufacturers make an additional loop with a drain hose or install a plastic elbow, so the drain hose is always above the level of the tank. Most often found in Bosch and Siemens washing machines.
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Designed specifically for draining water in the event of a breakdown. Usually located in a special hatch at the bottom of the front panel and closed with a small door, there is also a drain filter. In some cases, the drain mechanism is implemented as a retractable plastic channel. If you don’t see a sunroof on the front, it’s located under the plastic trim panel at the very bottom. This design is found in Indesit washing machines.
- Open the hatch door, remove a thin emergency hose from the niche.
- Substitute a flat, wide container of a suitable height under the hatch. Remove the plug from the hose, place the outlet in the container.
- Control the process so that the water does not spill.
all procedures for draining water are carried out only after disconnecting the washing machine from the electrical network and water supply!
Disadvantages of the method:
- Long drain process — up to 30 minutes;
- The emergency hose is often clogged with scale or other debris, so the water will not drain;
- Some models do not have an emergency hose.
To speed up the process, tilt the machine against the wall, open the hatch of the drum, scoop out some of the water by hand. The remaining water is drained through the emergency hose.
It is located together with the emergency hose, which we wrote about above. Designed specifically to protect the pump from debris, small items, lint from clothing. Cleaning the drain filter is the simplest and most common solution to a problem.
- Open the manhole cover at the bottom. Sometimes the hatch door can be covered with a narrow decorative panel on the bottom of the washing machine.
- Tilt the housing towards the rear panel so that a low basin can be installed under the filter to collect water. For convenience, you can lean the washer against the wall. With a large inclination, the rear legs may begin to slide on the tile, be careful.
- Turn the drain filter clockwise by the handle. To adjust the pressure of the drained water, it is not necessary to unscrew it to the end.
- Keep the machine tilted until the water stops flowing into the container. At the end of the drain, you will have to return the device to its normal position, and then collect the remaining water manually.
Prepare in advance, spread rags or towels, this will make cleaning up after draining the water easier.
Drain water by hand
The most obvious and easiest way to drain water is to manually scoop it out of the washing machine through the drum hatch.
Disadvantages of the method:
- You won’t be able to drain all the water. As a result, the remaining water will have to be drained using a drain filter or an emergency hose.
- Long and not comfortable. Especially when compared with the first method.
- Open the washing tub door. A car with a front sunroof will have to be tilted towards the rear wall so that water does not spill onto the floor. This is not required for vertical loading.
- After taking out the laundry, scoop out the remaining liquid with a ladle or mug.
- Return the car to its normal position. Part of the water will remain in the hose system below the tank.
Modern machines are equipped with a door lock with a timer and open 5 to 10 minutes after being turned off. If the hatch is jammed, special methods of emergency unlocking are used.
This method is used to remove water and repair a malfunction. If, when unscrewing the drain filter and cleaning it, no water flows out, there is a blockage inside the drain pipe. This corrugated thick hose can be found independently according to the diagram from the instructions for your washing machine. Most often located at the bottom of the back of the washing machine.
Steps to clear blockage:
- Remove the back panel, fixed with 4 screws.
- Place a water container on the floor under the nozzle or cover the floor with towels. Depending on the location of the nozzle and pump, the machine will have to be tilted or even put on its side. Therefore, act according to the circumstances, it may make sense to first drain the water in a different way, and then proceed to clear the blockage.
- Disconnect the pipe from the pump by carefully removing the clamp (snail).
- If the liquid does not go away, you will have to clean the blockage forcibly. This can be done with your fingers, a pencil, a screwdriver, or with a soft wire hook.
- Did not help? There is another option, unscrew the pipe from the tank and fully clean it.
- After cleaning and draining the water, return all parts of the mechanism to their place and securely fasten them. Check tightness. Connect the device to the mains, open the water supply tap from the water supply.
- Close back panel.
Having done a simple repair, most likely the problem has been fixed. Run a test wash without laundry and check the drain.
6 Common Problems Why Your Washing Machine Won’t Drain
If the device does not drain or continues to give an error, you need to determine the nature of the problem. Disturbances in the operation of the drain mechanism occur for 6 reasons, which we have ranked by popularity, in descending order:
Most of the problems associated with stopping the machine and breaking its mechanisms can be prevented by following simple rules of operation. You need to carefully check the contents of the pockets of clothes before sending them to the washing tub. Small items: pins, paper clips, coins can cause clogging. Sand, dust, crumbs that enter the tank along with the laundry also often create problems. Fabrics that can leave a large amount of lint and fibers should preferably be washed in special fine mesh bags.