There are several reasons why washing machines won’t drain properly. Whatever the cause, here is some professional advice from our partners at American Home Shield® for how to drain a washing machine.
Here are some of the things you’ll need to have on hand for the task:
Step 1: Turn off the power
Step 2: Locate the drain hose at the back of the washer
Step 3: Prepare your bucket and drain hose
Step 4: Check for and remove all clogs in the drain hose
Step 5: Check for deeper clogs in the drain or beyond
Step 6: Inspect the washer pump
Step 7: Inspect the washing machine lid switch
Step 8: Inspect the washing machine for damaged belts
Step 9: Check to see if your configuration includes a washing machine drain vent
Step 10: When in doubt, call a service professional for help
For more details, learn How to Drain a Washing Machine from our partners at American Home Shield®.