Reasons Why Your Washing Machine Is Not Draining

Maytag washing machines that refuse to drain are not only an inconvenience, delaying or completely halting your wash, they also pose a flood threat. If you find yourself dealing with a washing machine that won’t properly drain, then you may be in need of appliance repair in Brooklyn NY. In some cases, however, you may be able to deal with the issue yourself before calling a professional for Maytag repairs.

Firstly, if dealing with a non-draining washer, you should be sure there are no kinks in the machine’s drain hose. If there are, try to straighten them out. Secondly, make sure that the washer drain hose is above the level of water in the drain tub. You should also make sure your pump has not locked up and seized. The pump itself may have seized bearings, be jammed by clothing or be blocked by another foreign object which prevents the pumping away of the water in the barrel. If this is the case, you will most likely need to manually drain your washing machine and replace the pump.

Other possibilities could be worn down transmission gears or loose or broken belts which would need to be replaced. While this is not a simple task, anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle should not have a problem doing so with a washer.

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