Having a washing machine at home is definitely one of the biggest problem solvers, especially for people who are always in a hurry with their work life. It’s close to impossible for them to even think of living a balanced life without a washing appliance at home. Technology is designed in such a way to reduce human manual effort and live the life of least hassles and likewise with new-age washing machines.
Generally, you will see there are two different types of washing machines available in the market’s Automatic and Semi-Automatic. There are two setups under automatic washers, Front Load, and Top Load. Front Loaders are more advanced than top loaders and are expensive too. Usually, people are easier with using top loaders as they are the traditional ones.
In this article, we will try to focus on discussing a common problem that could happen with any of these advanced washer dryers after 6 months or more of use.
To begin with, have you ever thought of experiencing wet clothes in your washing machine when you feel like you are just ready to remove your laundry from the tub after the spin and move to another task of the day? That’s pathetic and that mostly happens because of the drainage issues with the washer. The problem is not so big and can be handled at home with some easy to perform tasks with little guidance.
We will try to put the light on different actions which one can take on his/her own to get rid of the stocked water and that without any help of a paid technician.
Let’s discuss them one by one below
Initial preparation Remove all the wet clothes from the tub make sure there is only water left out in the drum.
Drain & Spin wash cycle Look for wash cycle options your washing machine manufacturer provides and if there is any drain & spin program available, just run it and see if the water comes out of the drain hose.
Shock damage control measure: If step 2 doesn’t work, unplug the machine from the power source.
Block Inlet Water: Following step 3, Turn off the incoming water supplies.
Kinked Hose: Look for any twist in the drainage hose, if you find any, just straightening the kink would help.
Blocked Hose: If this is not the issue, there could be some clog happening in the hose, just detach the hose and try to flush out the water, if the water flows freely, that means it’s clear and the source of blockage is something else.
Blocked Bends: Now, please move to the drainage pipe and look specifically for the U-Bends and unscrew them to check if something is in there obstructing the flow. Please note, these bends are designed in such a manner so that they can resist any heavy matter from flowing further with water. Thus, making it easier to just open the ends of these bends and remove the choking source with convenience.
Blocked Drainage Filter: If after following the above 7 steps, you find nothing, it’s time to get to the washing machine body and find the drainage pump filter. You can also google or follow the user manual of your washing machine model to easily locate the filter. You might require a screwdriver or pliers to open the case, so make sure you have that in your house before getting into a DIY mess. Now, after all, you have got into the easiest step that’s to open the filter which generally happens by simply rotating the cover and checking if there is any small or bigger robust clogging source. Just get it out and also try to check deeply or detach the filter properly for utmost cleaning.
Water Pump: Now, what if you find nothing obstructive in the drainage filter? Then I suggest you google how to locate and clean the water pump of your washing machine model, but before you put anything into action just try to get rid of the water from the drum. Trust me! It’s a task of heck. Here, you have to empty the water from the drum on your own which means using a mug and a bucket. It’s going to take quite a long and if you are bad at back, I would suggest you take help from family, friends or neighbors. After the tub gets empty, use a dry towel or rag to wipe out the inner drum surface so that it gets dried properly.
Contact Service Centre: Last of all is definitely calling a professional technician for identifying and resolving the issue. Most of the Bigger washing machines brands have an operating service center in almost every area of the country. I recommend you not to contact any local technician, especially if you have a high-end washing machine because most of them are not trained from the company and if they do something with the lack of knowledge, it can sometimes lead to further issues in your expensive appliance.
These days, most of the companies offer immediate complaint registration and an agent would arrive at your place in the next working 2-8 hours of your complaint. So please make sure to go with manufacturer associated service centers only.
Final Statement: We have tried to include the most effective solutions for the drainage issues in a washing machine. In the above scenario, we considered front loading washing machines as the operating appliance. This was reported to be one of the most common and frustrating problems that happened to be with front door washers.
Moreover, if you really don’t want to get into this mess, please make sure you always check your garment’s pockets before you put them inside the tub. Do not use local detergents and go for only recommended suitable detergents from well-known brands as the low-quality powder can lead to clogging the hose after consistent use for a long time because of dilution problems.