If your laundry is dripping wet and very heavy after the final washer cycle is finished, this is a check list that may help you troubleshoot and pin point the problem.
Check the clothes washer drain hose – clogged or bent –
On the back of your washer is a drain hose. Check this to make certain it is not bent, therefore restricting the water from draining out. At the same time you should remove the hose from the drain pump and check to see that the pump and drain hose don’t have any blockages that would be keeping the water from flowing.
Washer drain hose is positioned incorrectly –
Clothes Washer Drain Hose
The drain hose in back of your clothes washer may be either too far down in the drainpipe or not far enough down. This would cause the water to not drain out of the tub, leaving your clothes dripping wet.
Drain filter or coin trap clogged on the clothes washer –
A clothes washer has a debris filter or coin trap which could possibly be blocked causing the washer not to spin dry your clothes The drain filter is on the front bottom of the washer and the coin trap is located behind an access panel. These are filtering devices and can be easily cleaned which will make the water flow when the washer is draining the water out.
The drain pump is clogged or faulty –
The washer drain pump may be clogged with debris or faulty if it will not spin all of the water out of the washer. Check out the inside of the drain hose and the pump ports for debris that may be clogging them. If these are clear, test the drain pump to make certain it is working properly.
Clothes Washer Pump
Wash load may make the tub get out of balance and not spin fast enough –
When loading the washer try to add items of the same size. No blankets or large heavy items with smaller ones. This will get the washer out of balance. Don’t overload your washer or pack clothing in tightly.
Loose or damaged clothes washer belt –
If your washing machine is not spinning your clothes dry it may be the belt, pump or the motor. The belt could be stretched or just worn out. Check the belt or the direct drive system for wear and tear. If the drive belt or direct drive motor coupling is worn, stretched, broken, cracked or damaged in any way, they will need to be replaced.
Washing machine clutch may have gone bad –
If your washer is not spinning your clothes dry, it may be that the clutch is about to fail, because the spinning action is not sufficient to remove enough water from your clothes.
Your problem could possibly be the transmission, although this is usually rare.
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