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Water running out of the tub through the drain hose

When is put into the tub it runs out through the drain hose without the machine or the pump operating

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The drain hose is either sitting in water with no air gap or the hose is not going up high enough...either way it is causing the water to siphon out of your machine...
The hose should go up higher then the highest water level and have an air gap where it goes into the drain pipe or it will not work..


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Washing mechine samsung water can not drain model wa12v5

Check the drain hose for kinks or other obstructions.

Caution: the following steps require removal of all or part of the cabinet. There will be high voltages and moving parts present when the machine is running. Keep well clear of moving parts, and do not wear loose-sleeved clothing. Do not touch electrical terminals during operation. Avoid putting your hands or test leads into the bottom section of the machine unless it is unplugged.

Check the drain pump. If it is belt driven, verify that the belt is turning the pump. If it has electrical terminals, inspect them for corrosion or signs that the connection has been overheating (insulation burned brown or black, possibly made brittle or even falling off of the wire). If there is a problem here, clean up any corrosion. If necessary, cut off the damaged wire terminals and crimp on new ones of the same type. (The male terminals on the pump motor are not replaceable, but they can usually be polished.) Overheated terminals without corrosion, together with signs of overheating on the pump motor indicate that the pump or motor is stuck.

If you can see the pump motor armature (open frame shaded pole motor) watch to see if it is spinning during the spin/drain cycle. If it is not, or turns slowly and erratically, unplug the machine and try turning the motor by hand (remove any accumulated dirt or grime from the bearings first). If it is sticky, apply a few drops of very light oil to the motor bearings; wipe off any excess. If it turns freely by hand, but does not turn during the spin/drain cycle, proceed to the timer checks below. If the pump turns, go to the hose check after the next paragraph.

If the motor is sealed inside the pump case, the preceding paragraph does not apply. Plug in the machine, set to spin/drain, and look over the area around the pump. Is there clearance to safely put your hand on it without getting too close to the tub belt or other moving parts? If you can, feel for vibration indicating coming from inside the pump. If there is none, proceed to the timer check. If vibration is present, either the pump is stuck or clogged, or there is a clog in the hoses.

Hose check: unplug the machine. Remove as much water as you can from the tub. Put a drain pan under the pump, and remove the inlet hose from the pump (be sure you have a bucket and something to bail out the drain pan on hand!) Look for any clogs in the hose or pump inlet, and remove them if present. If very little water comes out of the hose even though there is still some water in the bottom of the tub, the tub outlet is clogged, so you'll have to clear the other end of the hose. (In severe cases, there may be a layer of sludge between the inner tub and the outer tub. In that case, put the hose back on the pump, get a bottle of CLR brand cleaner or equivalent and follow the directions for cleaning out a washing machine.) If it appears you have the hose cleared, you can test your work by putting the pump end into the (emptied!) drain pan and pouring about half a gallon of water into the machine. It should run freely into the drain pan. If there are no signs of blockage on the inlet hose, check the outlet hose. If necessary, disconnect the hose from the pump and put it into the drain pan, then remove the hose from the house drain pipe. Lift the drain pipe end above the height of the machine, and pour water into it while having someone observe whether any water goes into the drain pan inside the machine. If you can fill the hose to overflowing with little if any going into the drain pan, you have a lint clog in the outlet hose.

Timer check: If everything looks good mechanically and there are no clogs, but the machine still doesn't drain, it's time to check the timer. The quickest test is to use an electrician's electric field voltage detector (an electronic gadget that beeps or flashes a light when brought near a wire connected to an AC source). Set the machine to spin/drain, turn it on, and bring the detector near the wires going to the drain pump. If there is no voltage detected, the problem is most likely at the timer. If there is voltage detected, and the preceding steps have been taken, the pump is bad.

If you don't have this tool, but do have a voltmeter, measure the voltage directly at the timer (this is safer than having test leads near the moving machinery in the bottom of the washer). Unplug the machine and open the timer cover. Identify the pump wires at the timer. One will probably be white (neutral) and the other will have the same color coding as the hot wire going to the pump (there may be a colored stripe on the wire in addition to the main color). Set the voltmeter to read 200 Ohms resistance, then carefully insert one of the test leads into the pocket of the timer connector with the pump wire in it. Find a neutral wire connection (solid white wire) and connect the other lead to it. You should read something under 100 Ohms - the pump motor winding resistance. If you get an open circuit reading, repeat the measurement directly at the pump motor terminals. If it is still open, the motor winding is bad. If you can measure the motor resistance at the motor but not the timer, check your wiring connections (sometimes it is difficult to make contact with the terminal inside the timer connector pocket, or you may have the wrong wire). Once you are sure you have the right connections first set the meter to read at least 200 VAC, then connect it to the pump wires at the timer. Plug in the machine and set it to spin/drain and turn it on. If you get no voltage or a low and erratic voltage, the timer's pump contacts may be bad. If you get a solid voltage reading and the pump doesn't run, the pump is bad.

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From the information you have supplied, I suspect that the machine is not draining the water away,
1] Check that the drain pump is working (it would be easier to hear it running, before the machine starts the spin cycle, or if your machine has a "drain down" feature)
2] If the pump is running, stop the machine and unplug it from the mains power. Remove the machine drain tube from the point where it is plumbed into the household waste pipe, and lay it down into a bucket, or large pan and allow the water to drain down [ you should expect to get up to 2 gallons (10 Litres) of water from the machine]
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There's a problem in the drain system. Either the drain hose is clogged/kinked, the drain filter is blocked, or the pump itself is not working. The model number of the machine is not specified and troubleshooting may not be accurate but it may work. The following solution is for a front-loading washing machine.

Check to make sure that the drain hose is not kinked/clogged then remove the screws attaching the bottom flange of the kick panel to the machine cabinet then pull the panel down and off. Once the panel is off, the drain pump assembly can now be accessed. Detach the pump's inlet and outlet hoses then check the hoses for clogs and the pump impeller for damage and blockage. The filter is usually located in the big black hose that runs from the bottom of the tub to the pump. Remove this hose from the tub and clear the filter for any debris that may prevent water from draining out completely.

The may need to be replaced if everything is clear but water still doesn't drain out completely. Verify this condition by putting the machine to drain then keenly observe how the pump sounds while draining. Check the pump wire connections if it doesn't sound running. Indicate the exact and complete model number of the machine, if possible, for us to be able to diagnose the problem accurately should need further help.

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hi friend,
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
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.

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