How to fix a washer that won't drain

Ariel How to fix a washer that won't drain

Clogs are the most common reason why a washing machine will not drain. But don’t worry, it is not rocket science, you can handle the problem by yourself. This simple troubleshooting guide will help you to get your washer draining again.

Check the troubleshooting manual

Check your manual for what to do if your washing machine won’t drain.

Check drain hose problems

Remove the drain hose from the back of the washer. Run a moderate to high pressure water stream through it. If it is clogged, this should force the clog out. Replace the hose on the washing machine following these few simple steps: the outlet is not more than 2.8 feet (85cm) from the floor; the end of the hose is not more than 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) into the drain hole; the drain hole is not taped shut; and the hose is not bent. Then run a rinse/spin cycle.

Most likely, this will help you through the problem. If it doesn’t, something may have gone wrong inside, so you should call on the professional help of a repair man. Either way it is important that your washing machine works properly, so take care of the problem right away. And for perfect cleanliness we have another suggestion: choose a detergent that gives you outstanding results in only one wash, like Ariel Powder.