I just moved my washer inside and was running a cycle of hot water through it to make sure it wasn't froze up and my washer won't drain. I can hear the motor running but no water comes out. Could the drain be froze over?
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Re: Washer won't drain
Yes Get a space heater and run it by the frozen pipe. Turn off all electricity to avoid shock and it should break free by the morning. Run it at a drip from now on during really cold night just like the sink but set washer on DRAIN this will help. Good LUCK
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Thedrain water pumpis the main part in your washing machine that pumps out the water. If this is defective or has failed in any way, this will be the reason why your washer will not drain the water. Before you order a new drain pump, make sure tocheck the pump to be sure a small object like clothing or similar has not lodged itself insideof it causing the NO DRAIN issue. If the drain pump is not clogged, you can test it with a multimeter and remove and replace if needed. Go to Google or YouTube and search for "Replace Washing Machine Drain Pump" then type your brand and model number of washer to show you details on replacement.
The washing machinedrain hoseis where the water flows through to get the water out.If this drain hose is blocked, kinked, bent, or clogged, the washer will NOT be able to remove the waterfrom the tub. Check the drain hose to be sure it allows the water to flow freely. You can take the drain hose off and run water through it in your sink to be sure it is not blocked. If there is water STILL in the washer when you remove the drain hose, grab a bucket as the water will exit from where you disconnected it
Thewater pump belt(to drain out the water) may have broke or become frayed or loose.If this belt breaks then it is unable to drain and remove the water from your washer. Inspect the belt to see if this is causing theNO DRAINissue and remove and replace if needed.
If thelid switchis not working as required it will cause your washer to not drain (and many other problems).This may be unlikely as a bad lid switch will usually cause your washer to alsonot agitate or spin.However on some models this can vary. The best thing to do if you have a suspected bad lid switch is to test it. It can fail electrically and or mechanically. If mechanical failure is the issue, you should be able to see if it is cracked, broken, or not in place to make contact with the lid. To test it electrically, use a multimeter set on Ohms and test it for continuity
WASHER WILL NOT RINSE:
If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle, the most likely cause is the water valve. What happens is the water valve will stop letting cold water into the washer; therefore, once the washer gets to rinse it will either stop or not do anything during the whole rinse cycle.
This is because when you selected your water temperature, you selected warm/cold or hot/cold. The hot water came in and you didn't notice any problems. When it got to rinse, the cold water the cold water won't come in. Therefore, the washer does nothing.
To check the water valve, first cut the water off and remove the hoses off the back of the washer. Then one at a time point the hoses inside the washer tub and turn the water back on. If you don't have good water pressure, turn the water back off and remove the strainer that should be in one end of the hose. Inspect the strainer to see if it is stopped up, clean it and reinstall it. Now repeat this test. If you have good water pressure now, reinstall hose and your problem is fixed.
If you still don't have good water pressure, the problem is in your house plumbing and you need to call a plumber. If you had good water pressure the first time you performed the test, the water valve is bad and needs replacing.
If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle the timer may be the problem. Sometimes the timer gets stuck in the middle of the cycle or won't turn at all. If the washer runs, but the timer doesn't turn, the timer is bad and needs replacing.
Do you have anti-flood hoses leading to the machine. If you do there is probably a loose tube in the back causing a small leak. When the hoses detect that water is still flowing after a certain amount of time due to the leak it shuts down and causes the machine to turn off during the rinse/spin cycle
Open your home's breaker box and flip the circuit breaker
switch to "On." If it is already set to "On," flip it to "Off" and then
back to "On" to reset it. A power surge may have interrupted your wash
cycle so the drain/spin cycle never actually started.
Move the washer away from the wall and straighten the drain
hose if it is twisted or turned in a way that makes it difficult for
water to flow through it. Replace a kinked hose with a new hose.
Push on the washer door to make sure it is fully closed. The
washer will not drain or spin unless the door is closed tight. Press
the "Start/Pause" button after you close the door.
Wait for about 30 seconds after you press "Start/Pause." The
washer will not operate until it has been able to fully lock the door
and restart the drain process.
Run the clothes through a complete cycle again, making sure
you use cold water if there are a lot of suds in the washer. Too much
soap in the washer can make it hard to drain. Use high-efficiency or
low-sudsing detergents on subsequent uses.
If it doesn't fill it won't start any other cycle unless you move it ahead yourself. If it hums I am thinking it is trying to fill. Sounds like the valve is turning on to let water in but it is not getting through. My washer has a screen where the hoses go on and sometimes the screen becomes plugging with scale. If that is ok then the solenoid must be coming on but the valve is stuck. Does neither hot or cold settings work? Please rate my answer so I am rewarded points for it.
Hi, If your Maytag washer is not draining, follow these procedures to find out what is the problem.Set
the timer in the spin cycle and pull the knob to turn the washer on. If
the washer motor doesn't run, check the following parts.
The wall outlet: Make sure that there are about 120 volts present at the wall outlet. Connect a good working hair dryer to see if it works.If
the hair dryer works ok, then the problem has to be in the washer. If
the hair dryer doesn't work, then look for a blown fuse or tripped
The lid or door switch : The
lid switch is a safety device use to stop the motor from running if the
washer door is opened during the agitation or spin cycles. A bad lid
switch could be the reason for your washer not draining.
The pump : Check for obstructions inside of the pump and inside of the tub. Check
the pump impeller, the pump belt, check the drain hose for any kinks.
Any problems in these parts could be the cause for the Maytag washer
not draining. Lower the
drain hose to a bucket to see if the water drains out. If the water
won’t drain or just trickles out, most likely there is an obstruction
on the pump or inside of the tub and that could cause the washer not
draining. To check the pump, remove the front panel, lean the washer against the wall and bail the water out with a plastic container. To check the pump, remove the pump belt and turn the pump pulley to make sure that the pulley is turning freely. Put
a couple towels near the pump to catch any water from the pump. Remove
the tub to pump hose at and check inside of the pump for any
obstruction. If you find an obstruction remove it. If you don’t find anything, reinstall the hose and remove the hose at the tub, and check for obstructions. A Maytag washer not draining could be cause simply by a kink drain hose. You need to make sure that when you replace the pump, you adjust the belts properly.
Hi, I just want clarification. Is the washer filling to a point when it starts draining the water before it starts to agitate? If this is the case, check the end of your drain hose and make sure that it is as high as the top of the washer. Make sure that where it goes into the drain pipe that it is a loose fitting so that air will **** back into the drain hose. Please let me know if I have given you the right information or if I have missed what you are describing so I can assist you further.
run cycle using bleach only in water after cycle use a bleach/water solution to thoroughly wash door seal be sure to pull seal at bottom of drum opening and clean inside lip in future leave door open as much as possible between cycles just remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE..all front loaders no matter the brand have same issue some just worse than others
If the washer doesn't fill properly, or if only one temperature of water fills the tub, something is probably keeping water from entering the machine or it's draining before the tub fills completely.
Set the controls to the first wash cycle, and then try each water temperature setting.
If both hot and cold water seem to be entering the washer with good pressure, water may be draining out prematurely during the fill cycle, through siphoning action. Be sure the drain hose's connection to the standpipe is at least 34 inches above the floor (otherwise, discuss the problem with a plumber). An air gap between drain hose and stand pipe that prevents backflow is also good to have.
If hot works but cold doesn't, or vice versa:
1) Be sure both the hot and cold water faucets are turned on.
2) Be sure the supply hoses are not kinked.
3) Turn off the faucets. Unscrew the hoses from the faucets and drain them into a bucket. Hold the bucket under the faucets and test them to make sure they both work and have plenty of pressure (see HERE for information on replacing faucets). Screw the hoses back onto the faucets.
4) Unscrew the hoses from the inlet valves and clean the filter screens just inside them; these may be clogged. To do this, pry out the screens with a screwdriver (this can be difficult; the screens may be inside the valves), flush them under running water, then put them back into the hose. If the screens look defective, replace them. Then screw the hoses back onto the valves. Be careful not to cross-thread the hose threads when screwing them back onto the valves.
5) Call an appliance repairperson; there may be a defective inlet valve or a problem with the controls.