Why the washing machine does not drain the water and what to do in this case?

A modern person can no longer do without a washing machine. A household appliance saves energy and time that can be devoted to communicating with loved ones. But then a nuisance happened - the washing machine does not drain the water! This is a frequent breakdown, which, however, baffles and spoils the mood. Do not panic - for signs of malfunction, you should try to identify a possible cause and try to eliminate it yourself.

Water in the washing machine tank

Why is there no discharge of water?

The discharge of contaminated water after the main washing or rinsing stage takes place in this way: water from the drum through the exhaust pipe under the influence of the impeller of the exhaust pump enters the exhaust filter (the part is necessary to prevent large fragments that appeared during washing from falling off buttons, coins from pockets). After passing through the filter, water flows through the drain hose to the sewer. The drain pump is controlled by an electronic board.

The washing machine does not drain the water
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Clogged tank nozzle
Drain hose clogged
Filter clogged
Pump impeller broken
Board Failure
Bad contact of wires from the board to the pump
Pump motor defective
Damaged pump power wires

Thus, the water may not merge due to malfunction of different elements:

  • drain hose;
  • exhaust filter:
  • pump impellers;
  • pump motor;
  • exhaust pipe.
  • electronic board.

The causes of failure can manifest themselves in different ways, for example:

  • the draining stage is slower than usual, failure of washing programs may occur;
  • the program stops execution at the time of the drain;
  • a malfunction occurs periodically - it completes safely with some washings;
  • when the pump is running, the water does not drain.

First aid car

Some malfunctions in which the machine does not drain water can be detected and eliminated without opening the case.

If the washing machine is under warranty, without losing the obligations of the manufacturer and seller, it is only allowed to check the drain hose and clean the drain filter. Opening the case will leave you without a free repair for the entire warranty period.

Connecting the appliance to the network

Control board failure

In the event that the washing modes are not performed correctly, the processes stop at some stage or the modes incorrectly replace each other, a possible reason is a malfunction of the electronic board. Failure, as a rule, occurs due to voltage drops in the network that occurred after the inclusion of the washing mode. Such swings are not uncommon in old-built houses.

The machine is disconnected from the network by unplugging the plug from the outlet, and can withstand 10-15 seconds without a power supply. During this time, the capacitors are discharged in the electrical circuit and on the control board. The program will “zero out” and you can re-enable re-washing. The device is plugged in and trying to start the wash. If these actions fail, continue to look for reasons.

Before checking, drain the water manually.

Emergency drain of water from the washing machine

How to drain the water from the washing machine?

How to drain the remaining water from the washing machine must be described in the instructions for use.

The filter and emergency water drain pipe are typically located at the bottom of the front of the washing machine. The installation location may be masked by a hinged lid. To access the filter and emergency drain, the lid is opened using a flat screwdriver or the tip of a knife. In some devices there is no cover and access is possible directly from the front panel.

The design of the covers and the mechanism for opening them differ on different models of the household appliance. Excessive physical force must not be applied to avoid damage. How to open the lid on the washing machine, specify in the instructions for use.

There may be a small length of hose under the cover to drain the water. In other models, a suitable diameter tube is connected to a special fitting on the filter housing. It is necessary to clarify information about emergency drain rules in the product manual.

Substituting a container with low sides, drain the liquid from the tank.

After the water is drained, a small amount of it remains in the hoses - to eliminate its leakage, it is necessary to use a dry rag.

Siphon drain hose connection

Checking the drain hose

The following common causes of malfunction are:

  • clogged drain hose;
  • kink or twist of the hose.

Kinks are eliminated by straightening the tube.

The blockage is eliminated by disconnecting the hose and flushing it with a stream of water. If this does not help, use a piece of flexible elastic wire for cleaning. Care must be taken not to damage the walls of the hose.

Spare hose can always be picked up at the store. To do this, you need to bring along a piece of the old.

What to do if a malfunction is not detected? Continue the search.

Washer filter clogged

Filter clogging

Typically, the filter screen is separated from the housing by counterclockwise rotation, but in order to prevent breakage, the information is checked in the instructions for the washing machine.

For ease of removal, pliers can be used. Having removed the filter element, they evaluate whether clogging from the debris there is possible, carry out cleaning and install the filter in place.

It is necessary to check the condition of the filter without waiting for breakdowns. Timely removal of blockage will prevent an unpleasant odor from appearing in the machine.

On some models, the condition of the pump impeller can be checked through an opening in the filter housing.

Partially disassembled checks

By removing the back cover, it is possible to identify malfunctions of the pump and the wiring of the washing machine.

Pump in the washing machine

Checking the power supply wires of the pump

The integrity of the wires is checked with a multimeter, setting the limit of resistance measurements to the "Ohm" position. The wires must be disconnected from the board and pump. Indications other than "0" indicate the need to replace or restore contacts.

Another way is to use a screwdriver with a resistance test function. In this case, the indicator should light up.

"Jumps" in the readings of the device when bending the wires indicate internal breaks. In this case, due to vibration during washing, the wires close or open, causing interruptions in the pump.

Impeller of a washing machine pump

Impeller inspection

For Indesit, Bosch, LG and other washing machines, the impeller block is made in such a way that it can be changed by disconnecting it from the electric motor.

After removing the pump from the washing machine, a screwdriver unscrews the fastening screws and disconnects the pump parts.

The blades of the shaft must be in good condition. The absence or breakdown of one of the blades entails the replacement of the entire part.

The pump shaft must rotate freely in the bearing. If necessary, replace the bearing, if the design allows this.

Pieces of thread, pieces of fabric, hair wrapped around the shaft of the pump can serve as the cause of jamming of the pump. In this case, carry out cleaning and performance checks.


Checking the pump motor

A pump engine malfunction is usually displayed as an error code on the control unit screen. You can check the motor yourself with a multimeter.

Before you start measuring, think about whether you have the skills to conduct electrical measurements and whether you can correctly identify the results.

To do this, disconnect the electrical wires. A multimeter in the resistance measurement mode conducts a check. If the device showed "1" - this is evidence of an open motor winding. "0" - indicates a short circuit. In both cases, the engine must be replaced. The correct readings are indicated by the instrument readings that differ from “0” and “1” (or “∞”). It all depends on the selected measurement limit, the performance of the multimeter and its batteries.

Checking the pump of the washing machine in the presence of skills in handling the tool and electrical measuring instruments does not present great difficulties.

Solving small problems on your own will help to save the family budget. Repair when the machine is under warranty or in case of complex failures that could not be reliably installed, it is better to entrust the employees of specialized organizations.

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