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How to Diagnose Washing Machine Drain Hose Problems

Both types of drainage difficulties in a washer occur when water is unable to flow correctly through or drains out of the washer drain hose itself but then backs up and backs up in the drain pipes. General troubles may be caused by a wide range of particular conditions and identifying them can be difficult. Some issues with your appliance may be resolved by you, while others will need contacting a recommended local plumber or a professional appliance repair service if repairs are needed to the drain hose extension or the washing machine's plumbing.

Diagnose the Problem:

Make sure you read your washing machine's owner's handbook first before doing anything else. Troubleshooting might help you figure out what's causing drain issues. Error codes are shown on certain new washing machines to help you identify the issue. Look at your washing machine's drain cycle if this doesn't reveal the issue. The following issues are likely to come to light when you see the machine in action:

Drain Hose Problems:

Even if you hear the washing machine drain hose working, no water should be draining out of the machine due to a blocked rubber drain line to the drain standpipe or washtub. There are several reasons for this, including objects like carpets that may lose fibres, or the drain line becoming constricted. It's possible that a blocked hose will prohibit the machine from pumping out water.

Remove the drain line from the washing machine hose and check to see whether it is clear. Blowing air through the drain pipe is a simple technique to verify if it is clear. If there is nothing clogging the drain tube, the washing machine pump is most likely to blame. If the hose is worn or severely kinked, changing the line may increase the water pumping power of the machine.

Drive Belt Problems:

The pump is driven by a belt that wraps around pulleys on the washing machine's motor's lower half to turn the pump. The washing machine may not drain at all if this belt is faulty or not properly attached to the pulleys. To fix this, you'll need to flip the machine over and inspect the belt. Homeowners may do this task on their own, but many choose to hire a repairman for such a complex job.

Lid Switch Problems:

There is a little plastic switch located beneath the washing machine door to detect closure, allowing the machine to work. The machine may not drain properly if this switch is defective. Press the switch by hand and listen for a clicking sound when the door is open and the machine is running. The switch may need to be replaced if you don't hear it.

Drain Pump Problems:

It's possible that something is impeding the pump mechanism if you can hear it working but it seems like it's working hard then disconnect and empty the machine to check the water pump. Then reassemble and inspect the washing machine's panel. There might be a blockage in the corrugated tube leading to the pump or the pump itself.

Filter screens may be found within the pump's detachable cover. Cleaning and reassembling the pump should resolve the issue if the screen is clogged.

When it comes to top-loading washing machines, the pump is normally situated on top of the machine; when it comes to front-loaders, it is usually located below the door. Lint should be cleaned from the filter screen by running it under water to remove any visible lint. Also, check the impellers on the pump to make sure they move smoothly and aren't clogged up. Pump and cover panel should be reassembled and tested after this procedure.


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