Filed Under Washer Repair
If you are having problems with your washing machine draining, there are a few things that it could be…
First issue may be the power. Check to make sure you have power to the washing machine by plugging something else in the socket.
Second issue may be the lid switch. Lid switches are there for safety. If the lid is open the washer will not enter the spin/drain cycle…this prevents people from being able to stick their hand down into the washer and hurt themselves. So if the lid switch is bad, the washer will think the lid is open.
Third issue could be the drain pump. The drain pump can become defective or clogged thus limiting its ability to drain the water from the washer.
Final issue, if it is none of the others, is possibly a bad washer timer. This should be the last thing you check as it is probably the most unlikely when compared with the other issues listed above.
If you are unsure or need help figuring out which of these issues could be causing your washer to not drain, try the Repair Forum.
Once you find out which part it is that is causing your problems, try the Model Research page to find the exact part for your model.
Not sure where to find the model number on your washer? Try the Model Number Locator.