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My washer won't DRAIN!

Here are the most common reasons:


 
Although all brands are different in design, the basic concept is the same. Water comes in at the top, and goes out at the bottom. A pump forces the water to go in a particular direction. When a machine won't drain, there are several things to consider:
  • Is the drain hose kinked?

  • Does the lid switch click when closing?

  • Something in the pump or hoses? Check the hose coming down from the tub for socks, rags, etc.

  • Bad wigwag?

  • Broken belt? Broken drive coupling?
  • Current to motor? (Use voltmeter to check)

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