Front Load Washer Won't Drain

If your washers not draining, here you will find troubleshooting help with some of the most common solutions to repair your broken front load washer with.

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Troubleshoot Why A Front Load Washer Won’t Drain With These 4 – Steps

Step-1. Drain Hose

Inspect the drain hose for obstructions, clogs, kinks or anything that might prevent the water from draining through the hose.

Step-2. Drain Pump

Inspect the drain pump ports and the pumps impeller for obstructions or debris, if any debris is found you it will need to be removed.  make sure that the impeller is intact and in good working order, if the impeller is damaged or won’t spin easy, you will need to replace the drain pump.

Step-3. Drive Belt

Check the washers drive belt that goes from the drive motor to the drain pump, if the washer is belt driven.  If the belt is broken or the washer won’t drain the water from the wash tub, you will need to replace the drive belt.

Step-4. Door Lock Switch

The door lock switch is used on a front load washer to lock the door while the washer is in operation.  The door switch is used to communicate the status of the door to the washers main control board, Known as the brain of the washer.  If your front load washer won’t start a cycle or it stops in the middle of a cycle the door switch should be tested for continuity.  Visually inspect the door switch to make sure that it is not obviously damaged or broken, if it is not broken, then you will need to test the switch for continuity using an analog multimeter or a digital meter.  If the door lock switch does have continuity and shows no visual signs of damage, the switch should be good.  If the switch does not have continuity, the part is bad and it will need to be replaced with a new door switch.  Troubleshooting tip – If you don’t have a test meter, a digital meter can be purchased fairly cheap online or from one of the bigger hardware stores, a test meter is a real time and money saver while troubleshooting the various electrical parts on a washer.  Electrical parts can be diagnosed either good or bad very quickly, instead of assuming that a part is faulty and replacing it, only to find out that part wasn’t bad and the problem lies elsewhere with another part.

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