My washer is not emptying water after washing and getting ready for rinsing.
By Sandra from Woodland, CA
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Our washing machine is not draining. I think the filter is clogged. Is that something that I might be able to fix or do we have to call for repair and is it worth it? I have taken the hose off that back and that is clear. Not sure what else to do.
By Beth H.
By merlene smith 08/07/2012
I had this problem, It gave instructions on cleaning the filter in the troubleshooting section of the booklet that came with the washer. We have several dogs and the filter was clogged with dog hair. Good luck.
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I need a washing machine opinion. It washes and rinses just fine. At the very end, when the rinse water is supposed to drain (and at this point the pointer on the dial has signaled OFF), nothing happens. Then we have to manually turn the dial to a spin/drain cycle, and then it empties and spins as it is supposed to.
Occasionally, when doing a heavy load that is composed of some towels and some light weight stuff, water remains in the bottom and it requires the additional spin/drain again - but this is because my daughter didn't do a load with like contents).
My question is the following: Is this an indication of something expensive gone wrong? Is it worth repairing? I can certainly live with it acting up, but should I expect something else to follow based on this non-performance? The machine has a Maytag label (but was not made by Maytag because they subcontracted out to a different company - this info is based on the opinion of the installer who indicated something about the location of the drain hose being on one side instead of being in the middle), approx. 10 years old, no warranty, the dial is manual, not push button electronic.
Holly from Richardson, TX
If you would have said it wouldn't pump the water OUT, then it most likely would have been the Pump or even a crimped drain hose in the back.
About the "when doing a heavy load that is composed of some towels and some light weight stuff, water remains in the bottom and it requires the additional spin/drain again", first check to make sure your machine didn't move itself backward & pinch the drain tube.
Start by sending an e-mail to your manufacturer & stating the problem. If you can, buy the part & fix it yourself. It should be under $75 for the labor of the repairman plus parts. Type your part into e-bay to get an idea of prices. Before doing business, always check their e-bay rating.
If you choose to buy a new one, please give the old one away on Craig's List. If the appliance dealers pick it up for free, just make sure it won't end up in a land fill, but will be recycled instead. (05/30/2007)
By Dana Hoffman
The timer switch on my washer makes a clicking sound and it does not drain. Please help.
By dar0762 from Kingwood, TX
I have a Kenmore HE4t; it is about 1 year old. It is not draining. It does spin, but leaves water in bottom of barrel.
By Dawn from HH, CA
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