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I went to unload my washer and there was soap and water almost running out the top. It won't drain out. Help!

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  • cncfixxer May 11, 2010

    Look for a bent or kinked drain hose ... I know it sounds gross but try to blow in. it. It should have some resistance but not completely blocked If you hear the pump come on odds are something small (ie:sock) is blocking it or the pump. A hail Mary type fix may be to pull the power plug then hold the drain hose to the faucet and turn the faucet on ( you may get wet) sometime that will disslodge the blockage Good luck



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Try cleanung out filter.Drop down drain hose to floor level this will allow syphon of water away into bucket 1st,,Hope this is some help

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