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How to check for blockage when washing machine wont pump water out

To determine if your pipes are blocked on your washing machine, when it will not pump out the water you can carry out a simple test. 1st remove the drain hose from your waste pipe or if connected to u bend on sink remove connection. Hold the pipe into a bowl as low to the ground as possible. If water flows from the pipe then your pipes on the machine are not blocked. If your connection is onto a u bend below your sink then before replacing pipe check u benb for blockage.If this fails then your problem is more sinnister and could be a number of reasons as to why your water cannot pump out.

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duets washer won't drain


Probably a blocked filter, outlet pipe or pump.
Take the drain hose and lay it flat and lower then the level of the drum and this will drain the machine providing the blockage is not solid. When machine is empty check filter , pipes and pump and remove any blockage found.
Replace drain hose and you should then be able to carry on with your wash or spin the clothes.

Dec 28, 2012 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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watewr is not pump0ing in to machine


that is one of two problems, your solenoid is damaged that open and close the water for you and secondly your mesh that keeps the dirt of the water out of the machine is blocked. 1st remove the pipe at the back of machine and pull out the mesh, if it is blocked clean it and replace, put back the pipe and test, if the problem are still present open the panel and test the solenoid. if you use only cold water and the solenoid is o.o.o i suggest you change the pipe to the hot water side that should solve the problem

Dec 12, 2010 | LG WFT1071TP Top Load Washer

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Will not spin out or drain water during wash cycle\


1st check your waste pipe is not blocked. To do this take the end of the waste pipe and lay it as low as possible to the ground. If the water then flows out from machine then the problem is not due to a blockage and you will then probably need to replace the pump.Depending on make and model of machine depends how you need to remove the pump as some machines are different.

Mar 04, 2010 | Washing Machines

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water didnt pump out properly now its not coming out at all whats wrong


possible blocked pipe,while machine is full of water take the outlet pipe and lay this as low as possible into a bowl. if no water comes out then you have a blocked pipe. 1st if there is a filter remove drain plug and check filter. If no filter then you need to remove rear panel, Under the sump there is a large black hose, this goes to the pump. By removing the sump side of this hose with suitable tool you can check inside pipe. You may also need to check waste pipe aswell.

Feb 18, 2010 | Washing Machines

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bosch washing m/c wf2000 pump not working


it may be as simple as a blocked pipe. Check the outlet under the sink it may be full of hair/fluff etc. If you can disconnect the outflow pipe from the u-bend under the sink, first check that the end of the outflow pipe is not blocked, then check the u-bend for blockages. If these are both clear then the pump itself may have a blockage. If you know how to get to the pump, then ask someone to help you take the outflow pipe away from the pump so you can check the pump and pipe for blockages. Be prepared for plenty of gushing water if you remove the pipe away from the pump, and have a pot or something ready under the sink for when you check the pipe at that end. I hope this helps.

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