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Plugged drain hose.

How to unplug it. Have tried to blow through drain hose from drain end to dislodge whatever is in hose; obviously is plugged, since all I do is generate pressure in the hose - no relief of pressure of air coming out the other end.

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  • barbarawitt1 Dec 31, 2008

    Sounds logical, but my husband can't get his hand to the pump area to disconnect the hose.  Any suggestions ?


    barbarawitt1@mac.com

  • barbarawitt1 Jan 01, 2009

    Thanx - Will try Thursday am, when I should be watching football !


    John Witt

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Lay the unit on it's right side and remove the cardboard bottom shield. You will see the pump. Disconnect the pump discharge hose. Take a sewing needle and open the anit siphon disc, and behind it you should find a nickle or maybe 2. They WILL fit through the pump, but not the drain line, and act like a stopper. Good luck.

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Some m/c's have a non return valve fitted at the pump end of the outlet hose, this wud prevent u blowing down it, u need to remove the hose completely from the pump to check for blockage.
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Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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    Barry Coates Dec 31, 2008

    It is some time since I worked on a Maytag washer,but as I recall the pump is located behind the front panel at the right hand side

    U will see the 2 hoses going to it.

    U should see 2 screws at the bottom front, undo these and pull the bottom of the panel towards u, then spring it out at the top.

    This should give u access to the pump.

    Hope this does the trick for u

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