Water in the washing machine does not drain

Most washing machines run their entire product life without major incidents. Nevertheless, there are some typical damages that occur again and again. A relatively common malfunction occurs when the water in the washing machine no longer or no longer runs completely. But that is no reason to call a craftsman immediately. Below we explain to you, by what little things the water in the washing machine also can not run or bad.

System troubleshooting

The possible causes of not running out of the washing machine water are many. So they range from the absolute trifle to the full-blown damage. You should therefore first check the simple possible sources of error. More difficult projects should be handled according to your technical knowledge or you should consult professional help.

These components can be damaged

At least the not or poorly draining water already pretty well on a certain area of ​​the washing machine. This includes all components that have to do with the water flow:

  • Drain hose from the liquor vat to the drain pump
  • Drain pump
  • lint
  • Drain hose from the machine
  • Drain hose outside the washing machine
  • Siphon and drain connection building side

Lint filter and drain hose

If you regularly maintain your washing machine and check components accordingly, you can actually exclude the lint filter. But the lint filter is well hidden and not visible, which is why it is often neglected. So you should definitely consider checking the lint filter.

Drain hose, siphon and drain

But first check the even simpler possible causes, namely the drain hose outside the washing machine. In addition, the siphon and the house drain, if there is a blockage. Can you exclude these components, now comes the lint filter.

Clean emergency water and lint filter

Follow the link and we will show you how to clean the lint filter of your washing machine. Note that emergency drainage on modern machines is often accomplished via a separate drain hose. Therefore, before you open the lint filter, leave the remaining water out of the machine when the drain hose is present.

Emergency drainage with and without special drain hose

With the hose it is easier to catch the water in a suitable container. If your washing machine has not been pumped out, keep in mind that depending on the machine, there may be different amounts of water in the appliance. So have enough water containers ready. Incidentally, the lint filter and the emergency drain hose lie side by side behind a lid in the base area of ​​washing machines.

Drain at the washing machine tub

If you were able to exclude the lint filter, but the water is still not running out of your washing machine, next check the water drain on the washing machine tub, if it is possibly blocked.

Foreign matter in the pump housing

Then check the foreign body trap and also the drain pump. For example, foreign bodies can have penetrated into the pump housing of the impeller and jam this rotor. If everything is fine, everything points to a defect in the pump. We will show you how to repair a defective pump on your washing machine.

Defects depending on the used drain pump

However, you must distinguish between a coil pump with drive shaft and a magnetic pump. While the coil motor pump can break a winding, blow the motor, or drive in the drive shaft, the magnetic effect of the magnet on the solenoid pump decreases over the years due to natural aging.

Tips & Tricks

Parts such as seals, V-belts, magnets are wearing parts. Therefore, they should only be replaced with new replacement parts. Pumps and engines, on the other hand, usually last a lifetime of washing machines. If it came here to a defect, it is usually a consequential damage, for example because of leaking water a short circuit. Therefore, you can also replace such defective components with much cheaper second-hand parts. It is unlikely that this damage will recur once you have remedied the cause.

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