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Drain clogged My washer rarely makes it through the drain cycle. Since it does sometimes, I believe the drain pump is fine. I have cleared a potential clog in the outgoing line from the drain pump, and can blow through the drain hose (which sometimes allows the system to drain the rest of the way). Is it likely that the incoming drain to the drain pump is clogged? If so, how can I access it? Is it a hose or a valve style drain?

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What is the machine?

Posted on Jan 13, 2013

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    nfolsted Jan 13, 2013

    Washer model # is MVWX500XW0

  • nfolsted
    nfolsted Jan 13, 2013

    Maytag, sorry

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 13, 2013

    Most likely it is a clog in the hose between the tub and drain pump. Or a failing drain pump. They are accessed from underneath, either by tilting machine or laying the machine down on it's front. Use a towel laid out to prevent scratches.

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 13, 2013

    Go here: It says Whirlpool but don't worry about that yours should be the same. Instead of the replacement procedure though your goal should be to remove and inspect for objects in the hose going to the pump and then check the pump impeller. It should be straight and turn though with resistance about every 1/2 turn. Let me know.



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Just had this problem. Remove the kick plate in front of machine. The drain pump filter maybe clogged. Turn the white screw to remove filter, but be sure to have towels or a bucket handy. I clean mine out and now is working fine.

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waht u need to do is get a bucket now take the outlet hose and place it into it low to the ground if water comes out then it will be that your pump is faulty and needs replacing but if it doesnt the only way to do it is towels on the floor and with a low pan place this under the sump hose which should be in the middle of your drum which then leads to the pump pull slowly but not enough for the water to push the hose of do this until empty the only other way is to take it outside and pull the outlet hose of this is the quicker and dryiest out of them all but do do the first part to c if the pump is faulty m8

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The problem is most likely change in the drain pump and sump area (rubber boot going from tub to pump). It is axcessed by removing the lower front panel. Disconnecting and reconnecting the hoses to the pump are real tricky!!!!!!!!!

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We had the same problem. In our case a penny got down under the tub and into the pump. It caused a crack in the pump and it could not get the suction it needed to drain. A new pump solved the problem. Parts and labor to the tune of $195.

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If you checked the drain pump reservoir and the problem still persists, you may have a pump with a damaged motor/impeller, or something lodged in one of the drain lines. In particular, the drain line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the pump.

I recommend you remove the inlet hose, first and inspect for clogs. In is common for small garments to become lodged in this area and restrict water flow to the drain pump. Check the output drain line for obstructions as well.

It does not take much to damage this small drain pumps. The error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes. So...if the impeller or motor become damaged, and the pump does not pull water at the correct volume, you may still experience the drain error. In this case, you will have to replace the pump in order to get the error to clear. The following link explains how:

Replacements can be purchased at any of the following websites:

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. the first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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