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Troubleshooting Washing Machine Drainage Issues, Part 2

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the primary troubleshooting areas you might consider if you’ve noticed that your washing machine is not draining properly out of its drum. These concerns might lead to water damage or increased utility costs, but luckily they’re usually relatively simple to diagnose and remedy in short order.

At All Pro Appliance Service, our professional appliance repair services include a huge variety of washer repair solutions, with every major brand covered under our service plan. In today’s part two, we’ll go over a few other areas to check on as you’re troubleshooting this issue, whether on your own or with the assistance of our team of appliance repair specialists.

Hose or Pump Clogs

If you’ve already done a master reset and tested the lid switch assembly, plus checked for drain hose kinks as we noted in part one, your next step should be to check on both that same hose and your washer’s pump to see if anything is clogging it. Certain items may sneak their way into these areas, whether we’re talking about a sock or some other small clothing item.

The first step here is to remove the front panel of your washer and check for clogging items. If you find any such items, remove them and try the draining again. In cases where you have to go further and inspect the hose itself, we highly recommend emptying the water out of the drum manually first – this is because when you disconnect the hose, any remaining water will come rushing out.

Water Level Control

In cases where your drum will not drain and also is having spinning issues, there’s a good chance this is due to a problem with the water level control function. To check on this, open up the washer’s control panel and search for a plastic tube, one that’s attached to the water level valve. Sometimes the issue is just that this tube is clogged – you can clean it out with water and vinegar.

In other cases, however, the valve itself could be worn down or corroded. In these situations, you will have to have the valve replaced by our professionals.

Coin Trap

For washer models that come with a coin trap, one meant to catch coins and other objects before they enter the drain, it’s possible this area has become clogged. This is simple to check, as such traps usually have a panel you can access to check for any clogging.

Professional Services

Finally, if you’ve tried everything on this list and still can’t figure out the drainage issue, it’s time to call our team of appliance repair specialists if you haven’t already. We’ll utilize various techniques and expertise to get to the bottom of your issue quickly and help you remedy it.

For more on how to assess and repair washer drainage issues, or to learn about any of our appliance repair services, speak to the staff at All Pro Appliance Service today.