Repair Tips For A Clogged Laundry Machine Drain


After prolonged use, you may find that your washing machine does not drain properly. A number of factors could be responsible for this, so check out these repair tips.

Finding the Clog

The first culprit is lint and soap build-up, either in the machine's drain tube or in the drain leading from the washer. The problem could also be due to a faulty pump inside the washer. The first step is, therefore, to find out where the clog is. First, examine the washer tub. If water remains in the washer after the washing cycle is complete, then the washer's drain tube is the problem.

The Drain Tube

First, unplug your washer, and unscrew the front panel to reveal the drain pipe. Detach the drain pipe from the main drain and blow through it to see if there is a clog. If the washer's drain tube is not clogged, check the pump for clogging.

The Pump

Unplug and empty the washer, then remove the front panel of the washer to access the pump. The pump is normally translucent, so you can see if there is any item lodged in it. If you spot some clogging, remove the belt from the pump and twist the pulley beneath the pump to release the offending item. Pull it out with a pair of pliers. If the drain tube and pump are clear of any clogging, check the washer's pump to see if it's working properly. The pump is supposed to eject water from the washer into the drain.

Also check the pump for broken fins, using your fingers. Also check for leaks and noise. If broken, unscrew the pump and replace it. Ensure that you get the correct model brand and number before purchasing a new pump.

The Drain

If you see pools of water on the floor, the clogging is most likely in the drain pipe leading from the washer into the sewer. For this, a hand-operated plumber's snake should do the job. If the blockage is too hard, you may need a more powerful drain snake.

If other drains in the house are not working, the problem may be the connection with the main sewer line. For this, you'll need the services of a plumber.

Final Thoughts

Minor washer repair problems such as clogging can be done at home. However, do not hesitate to call a company like Collier County Appliance Service, Inc. if you find the job too demanding. After that, maintain a regular maintenance schedule to prevent a recurrence.


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