Draining water from the washing machine is always a hampering task for most of the people. It creates a lot of problems and consumes a lot of time as well. Therefore, people mostly call the mechanics for solving this issue rather than involving themselves in cleaning the heck out of it.
Here is a quick guide which will help you to resolve this problem on your own and will save you money.
- Preparation Before Jumping into Well
Before you start doing the “un-recommended” work, you need to create a safer environment for yourself. Along with this, you would need to get a few things handy before you start as it will not only save time for you but also prevent the things to get messier.
- Keep a few things handy which you think you would need at the time of evacuating the water from the washing machine. For a quick idea, you would need towels, a few mechanics tools (such as pliers, screwdriver etc.), user manual etc.
- The place where you could move your washing machine for draining the water from it. The selection of the place should be such that even if the waterfalls on the ground surface, it would be easy for you to manage it.
- If the water in the washing machine is hot, let the water to reach at the normal temperature to keep it on a safer side.
- Make sure to disconnect all the external connections of the washing machine for before you start. This includes the water inlet pipe and power cable.
- Opening the Machine
The second step is to open the washing machine. For doing this, you need to find out the opening instructions in your user manual. Follow the instruction mentioned in the user manual and open the panel of the washing machine. The service panel of the washing machine is generally located at the back or at the bottom side of the machine. After opening the service panel, follow these steps:
- Locate the drainage point of the washing machine and open it. For a top load washing machine, it is connected with the drain hose at the back of the machine. On the other hand, for a front load washing machine, it is located in front, at the bottom left/right corner of the machine. Open the drainage point and clean it properly.
- For a top load washing machine, disconnect the drain hose and clean the connection point for any clog. Reconnect the drain hose and hold the other end above the water level in the washer. Leave this open end of the drain hose into a bucket and switch to the washing machine to ‘drain’ mode.
- For a front load washing machine, pull out the filter and the tray out of the chamber. Here you will see a pipe being connected to the chamber. Disconnect the pipe from the chamber and put it in a bucket for collecting the water from the machine.
- Ask the Professionals for Help
If the water is still not getting out of the machine, it is recommended that you should call a mechanic to repair the machine. Opening further parts of the washing machine at home could affect the functioning of the machine or may increase the problem itself.
Hopefully, your problem would be solved with the above-mentioned method and you could easily clean your washing machine without paying a mechanic.
- Always run the washing machine with a small amount of water in it to clean all the inner parts of the machine at the end of its use.
- Never open the service panel of the machine while the power cable of the machine is connected.
If the water is splashed at the service panel of the washing machine, raising it properly before running the machine.