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Not draining was washing a stuffed animal, the stuffing came out of it...now it's not draining because the stuffing has plugged it up.

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You will have to remove water pump, its on the other side of the where the drain tube goes in the machine. you should be able to clean it

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    Loosen the clamp holding the tub-to-pump hose to the tub to remove it and take out filter. Clean the filter then reinstall it and the front bottom panel in reverse order of the removal steps.

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