Laundry Center: Washer won’t drain

A clog in the laundry center washer’s drain system or a failed drain pump can prevent the washer from draining the water.

First, check the house drain for your laundry center for a clog and clear the house drain if clogged.

If the house drain for the laundry center is okay, check the drain pump and drain hose for clogs and clear any clogs in the drain system. If the washer’s drain system is clear, reassemble the washer and test the washer to see if the drain pump runs when activated. If the drain pump doesn’t run or the pump motor runs but the pump doesn’t drain out the water, then you may need to replace the drain pump.

These repairs may help solve your Laundry Center problem:

Repair or replace the laundry center drain pump

Drain pump

The drain pump removes water from the washer at the appropriate times during the wash cycle. The pump’s bearing can seize, the seal can fail or the impeller blades can break. In addition, on a belt-drive pump, the belt can break, and the pulley can shear off. A humming noise when the washer is full of water is a common symptom of a failing pump. In some cases, you can repair the pump by clearing it of debris, fixing wiring failures or rebuilding it to replace a seal. If the pump can’t be repaired or rebuilt, replace it.

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