Water won't drain. Cleared filter and hose still not draining
BELOW ARE STEP BY STEP RECOMMENDATION ON HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF YOUR WASHER THAT HAS FAIL TO WORK AS EXPECTED.
you are having problems with either not draining or spinning, with your
front load or top load washing machine, then you need to realize that
they can be interrelated. Mostly in that if your washer is not draining
the water it will not spin at all or at least not properly. There also
can be others problems that will stop or slow down the spin, but the
water not draining is the most common one.
So, if you are stuck with a washer that is full of dirty stinky water then here are some things to start checking.
get that shop vac out or a bunch of rags and a bucket. The water needs
to go. The shop vac will pull the water out the drain hose. Just remove
it from the standpipe and place the nozzle in the hose and pull the
water through the pump and into the shop vac. Of course if you cannot
pull the water out this way, you already know that the pump is blocked
or clogged, then just vac out all the water you can from the inside of
If all else fails, remove the front cover and take off
the hose going from the tub to the pump. Yeah, water will go all over,
but that is what the rags and bucket are for.
When the water is
gone, you can then pull all the stuff out of the hose and pump, that
are causing the problems. Most of these pumps are very easy to take
apart and clean out. This will make sure that there isn?t anything
inside the pump that can stop it. They are not very strong motors and
something like a toothpick may stop it.
where this get tricky is that there are sensors that check the water
level and adjust the spin. If your water is not draining, your washer
will not spin either.
For many washing machine problems that are
drain and spin related, this simple cleaning will solve your problem.
But there are other possibilities.
The lid switch is the old problem
that keeps raising it?s ugly head on all washers. Bottom line here is
that if the washer thinks that the door is open, the things don?t work
right. Check out the door switch to make sure it is operating properly.
sure the new front load washers are on a good solid level surface. If
the machine can move around then the sensors will often sense the
movement and not allow the machine to reach full spin speed. Some
manufactured bases may not be stable enough to give correct readings to
the machine. If your washer is moving around, then fix that problem.
timer can also be a problem. Many will wear out and then get to a point
in the cycle, then not advance any further. Also the computer
controlled sequencers can also get glitches and may need to be reset.
You can check out the timer by manually advancing it, and the computer
reset procedure will be in your manual that you received with your
By going through this check list you can check
out the problems that most handy persons can handle in the home. To
make sure you have a the best chance at a trouble free washing machine,
make sure that you do not leave anything et into your washer that will
cause it harm or plug it up.
Good luck and thanks for using fixya.
Jan 15, 2011 |
LG WM-1290FHB Front Load Washer