Question about Washing Machines
I have an older model washing machine that is doing everything right, except it won't drain. The timer runs through each cycle, including spin, but the water just stays in it.
From reading other posts, I assumed there was a clog in the drain line or pump. That theory started looking bad when I realized the water will drain by gravity if I just lower the drain hose, then was disproved when I detached the various hoses and found them to be clean.
The pump does not have it's own motor, it is run by the same belt that runs the agitator, making one big triangle. The belt seems fine, and as I said before the washer runs through all of its cycles without a problem. The impeller housing is clear plastic, and I can actually see the impeller turning in the unit so I know it is trying to do what it is supposed to do.
I thought I could sort of jump start with gravity by laying the hose down as the pump ran. Water ran out while the hose was low, but as soon as I picked it up it would stop. Any suggestions would be great! This has been frustrating for me to say the least. Thanks!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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