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Washing machine will not drain

What ever programme I put my washing through, the machine fills with soapy water and starts the cycle. However it will not drain the soapy water out in order to rinse the clothes. Instead the dial clicks round continously. If I manually select Drain or Spin it will attempt these actions, fail and the dial will then continue to click round. I've drained the machine by removing the front of the pump on the botttom right hand corner. I did find 10p piece lodged in the waste pipe. The pump appears to be whole and the impellor spins when the machine is on Spin Cycle but the the machine still wont drain. Can anyone help me please? my washer will wash but it will not drain

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  • ratr Jun 03, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Fills with water but does not drain. Tried spin cycle and only hear clicking noise like it wants to work but slips and clicks and hums.

  • rqd2 Feb 09, 2009

    have same problem but hoses blow out ok no apparent obstructions. All belts seem ok, pump turns freeley.Belts do have easy slack but belt on pump shaft turning. Is it a bad pump? Or could it be something else?

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Please fill your washer with a very small amount of water, turn it to spin and tilt it back. You should be able to see the belt on the bottom turning your pump. I ask you to verify this because imporper belt tension or a bad thrust bearing can keep it from turning improperly. If it turns freely on this test, Then you have something plugged up. Drain the water out. Next unhook the hose that goes between the tub and the pump at the tub side. You can get sock or other small articals of clothing in there that will prevent draining. If that is clear. It is likely you have had another coin go through your hose that goes between the pump and the wall. They can get quite a ways in there and maytag hoses get smaller right before they end. If you have a coin in this area you will need to work it all of the way back to the pump side of the hose.

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