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How do you drain the excess water from a front loading washer in preparation of moving it across town?

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  • smhikida Jun 27, 2009

    The washing machine works just fine. We are moving, and the manual states that we should drain washer of any excess water and stabilize the drum. I have the stabilizers but there were no instructions on how to drain the washer.

  • smhikida Jun 27, 2009

    sounds good. I'll try it tomorrow when we prepare it to move.

    Thanks!

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Turn the water off to the machine, set it to the spin cycle and that will force most of the water out of the machine, after that almost all the water will be gone, but to get the rest out you will need to turn the machine on it's side and disconnect the drain hose at the bottom of the machine, then turn the machine back upright and the remaining water will drain out, i would think the 1st drain out using the spin cycle would do the trick.

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Hi,
It won't drain
If your washer won't drain, check these:

It spins, but doesn't pump
It doesn't spin or pump
It pumps, but the water returns

It spins, but doesn't pump
If your washer spins but doesn't pump the water out, the drain line is probably clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump itself. If it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump and pull the item out.

To remove the sock from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub. Then, using needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the clothing through the port.

Sometimes you can't remove the stuck clothing from below. Then you have to remove the agitator, top of the outer drum shield, and inner clothes tub. This isn't easy to do--and you may need special tools--so you might be happier getting a qualified appliance repair technician to do the job.

If the drain line isn't plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even if the pump appears to be turning, the internal impeller may be broken. If so, you need to replace the pump.


It doesn't spin or pump
If your washer doesn't spin or pump water out but the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley. If so, you need to replace the pump. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it.


It pumps, but the water returns
If the water that pumps out of the machine goes back into the machine after the spin cycle, your washer may be siphoning the water from a laundry tub that has a slow drain, back into the washer. The usual remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is something stuck in the drain?) Also, check for these problems:

If the drain hose reaches more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut off the excess.


If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.

Cheers!
Ryan

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