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Drain pump will only drain when layed on the floor

My drain pump is attached to the wall where it drains out... I pulled it out of the wall to see if there were any problems with the drain itself. I set it down to go do something and once layed down it drained the water all over my floor! This is how ive been draining my washer. There has to be a better solution. why wont it drain when the drain is pointed upward?

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  • jodi_salisbu May 24, 2009

    Jodi here. You gave me advice about fixing my washer. I appreciate your help but i honestly give up I removed the rear access panel like u said, i couldnt test the motor but everything else looked fine. I checked the tube to see if anything was clogged and then tried to run the machine again. THE WATER STARTED SPITTING OUT OF THE DOOR! I JUST KEEP SCREWING UP AND ITS A MESS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.



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Sounds like the pump is going bad. It will drain while on the floor because the hose id lower then the water level inside the machine. You can get to the pump by removing the rear access panel. It is an electric motor. You can test to see if it is getting 120V.
They have been known for the impellor coming off the shaft as wel.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


Posted on May 23, 2009

  • Victor
    Victor May 25, 2009

    I am sorry for your frustration. I hope you can get it taken care of. It most likely is the pump area but I understand. If you get a chance to work on it and need more assistence, I'll be here.

    Good luck.



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