Question about Washing Machines
Your machine is locked up and will not start until you drain the water from the machine. There can be various causes as to why the machine is not draining. The main causes of this are blockages or pump failure.
You will need to pull the machine from the wall and using a bucket or suitable container remove the outlet pipe from the standpipe and allow the water to drain fully from the machine. Whilst you are there check that the drain pipe from the machine is
1) Not blocked/obstructed or pinched in any way (if connected to a sink U bend this is a troublespot for blockages so be sure to check this)
2) Check outlet pipe is free standing in the standpipe. (Check domestic drain is not backed up if this is the drainage method)
3) Some washing machines have a filter at the front of the machine that can be checked for blockages. Sometimes the filter is hidden behind a removable trim or panel at the base of the front of the machine. You can unscrew a plug from this and check the filter for blockages.
Once the last bit of water has drained out, the washing machine may now spin as the safety system for preventing a spin while water is in the machine will now recognize the water has gone and allow a spin.
Other possible obstructions could be inside the sump hose leading to the water pump. Many Hotpoint washing machines for example have a filter inside the sump hose which gets blocked.
Finally, if there is no evidence of blockage anywhere after these checks the pump itself can be faulty and if this is the case it will need to be replaced.
Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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