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My Bosch maxx 900 front loader won't drain water either during a cycle or on a drain cycle.

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  • david_cleary Sep 05, 2010

    Hey macmarkus,

    You were right - the pump was blocked. The trouble is that it's blocked by the rubber seal from around the impeller.

    The seal must have worked loose and it looks like the whole pump assembly needs replacing. From the looking around I've done, it's a professional job and about a $300 fix.

    As a result, I bought a new washing machine on the weekend. I'll sell the old one of ebay for parts.

    Thanks for your help.

  • david_cleary Sep 05, 2010

    Nice suggestion - accurate and helpful. Thanks.

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Hello David,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description you likely have a clogged drain pump/filter.

Here`s how to check since that would be the first logical place to start.

1) **Turn off the power or unplug the cord from the dryer or wall...ehichever applies to your set-up...safety first**

2) Water removal...remove toe panel. There you will find a small hose with a plug in the end for draining the pump.

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3) Now bleed pump drain...A shallow pan is handy for this step.

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3) remove pump filter, but be careful if you don't have a shop-vac or a shallow pan and towels you may get wet...My Bosch maxx 900 front loader won't drain water - c00cf70.jpg

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*Once you`ve reached this point you may have trouble removing the filter if it is really plugged up with debris. You might have to wiggle it back and forth as you twist and pull.

4) When you get the filter out, visually inspect inside the pump thoroughly with a flashlight and clean it out really well. It won`t take much to prevent these from draining. i.e. a penny, hair pin, buttons etc.

Let me know if you found anything in the pump and how you make out after that.

If you removed any obstruction, simply reassemble the unit making sure the filter is screwed in tight, run a quick rinse cycle to test for leaks before putting the toe panel back on and you should be good to go...save for any leaks.

There are other possible factors that can prevent the unit from draining or spinning out items properly, but we`ll cross that bridge when and if we get there.

Thank you for choosing FixYa, keep me posted on your situation.

macmarkus :)

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 06, 2010

    Hey glad I could help, but sorry you had to purchase whole new washer...a mixed blessing maybe ?

    If you post it on ebay and disclose it only requires a drain pump I'd think it should sell easily.

    Thanks again for coming and accepting my solution. ( I don't like the way these sentences run together when posting via my iphone...sorry about that )

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

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