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Won't drain Last week made loud noises when it was trying to drain. Now just "hums" when it's supposed to drain.

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In my case the drain hose was pinched. My machine got pushed up against the hose and I had the same problem with it humming and not draining. I came in here and read some of the replys and watched to see if water was coming out of the drain hose and it was but only a bit. I pulled the machine out to get a better look and sure enough it started working fine.

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If it does not drain and hums, then it is usually a clogged or broken drain pump.
On Maytag front load the drain pump is accessed removing a door located at the front of the machine. Then the hose can be disconnected from bump to remove blockage or replace pump if broken.
Power must be disconnected before accessing the drain pump.
Be prepared to collect the water flowing out from the hose if you DIY.
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If the drain line isn't clogged, you may have a problem with the water pump such as a frozen pulley or a broken impeller. If that's the case replace the water pump. Note: if you have a belt driven washer, check the belt(s) for cracks, as this would be a perfect time to replace the belt(s) if needed.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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