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How do I get water out of my washing machine?

We’ll guide you through the process of draining your washing machine

Pooling water is not a good sign for your washing machine, especially if this problem makes repeat appearances. There are immediate steps you can take to protect your machine against further damage. The comfort of your home is our priority—follow our expert guidance to properly drain and maintain your washing machine.

1. Turn off the power

Remove the washing machine from its power source.

Remove the washing machine from its power source.

2. Remove laundry

The tub of your washer needs to be completely empty. Remove any clothing from the machine.

The tub of your washer needs to be completely empty. Remove any clothing from the machine.

3. Empty the tub

Scoop water out of the washer’s tub with a bucket. Once the majority of the water is drained, soak up the remaining moisture with towels.

Scoop water out of the washer’s tub with a bucket. Once the majority of the water is drained, soak up the remaining moisture with towels.

4. Move washer away from the wall

Take your time to slowly and carefully give the washing machine clearance from the wall, without tugging or twisting hoses attached at the back. 

Take your time to slowly and carefully give the washing machine clearance from the wall, without tugging or twisting hoses attached at the back. 

5. Disconnect drain hose

Lay a towel on the ground a place a large bucket on top. Position these items underneath the washer’s drain hose. Then disconnect and direct water from the hose into the bucket. Depending on the severity of the issue, you may need several buckets to keep up with the flow of water. After completing the drain, reattach the hose securely to the back of the washing machine, slide the machine back into place, and turn on its power supply.

Lay a towel on the ground a place a large bucket on top. Position these items underneath the washer’s drain hose. Then disconnect and direct water from the hose into the bucket. Depending on the severity of the issue, you may need several buckets to keep up with the flow of water. After completing the drain, reattach the hose securely to the back of the washing machine, slide the machine back into place, and turn on its power supply.

6. Pinpoint the issue

Now that you’ve drained your washing machine, you’ll need to identify why it filled with water in the first place. If you’ve already tried troubleshooting why your washing machine won’t drain properly without any luck, our expert technicians are here to help. Call or schedule a virtual appointment for appliance care today, so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of home.

Now that you’ve drained your washing machine, you’ll need to identify why it filled with water in the first place. If you’ve already tried troubleshooting why your washing machine won’t drain properly without any luck, our expert technicians are here to help. Call or schedule a virtual appointment for appliance care today, so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of home.

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