If there is water left in your washing machine, there could be many explanations for this. For one, if you have recently installed the machine, the installers may not have installed one of the hoses properly. If, however, you have had the machine for a while, then water may not be fully draining due to a clog in the drain.
What follows is a list of do-it-yourself suggestions. If, however, you find these suggestions do not work, Ambient Edge’s technicians are here to help. Call us at 888-230-8941 to schedule your service appointment.
Possible Reasons for the Problem
When there is a problem with how your washing machine drains or does not drain, there are many reasons why this might be. Some of these you can try to fix on your own, but some require the help of a professional.
If you have a modern washing machine, the machine may show you a digital code that can help you troubleshoot what’s wrong. However, if you have an older model, or if the code it is displaying does not help, your problem could be any of the following:
- A clog in the drain tube, or in the drain system as a whole
- Debris clogging the water pump filter
- A loose or damaged drive belt
- Water pump failure
- Faulty lid switch
You may be able to spot and remove a clog, but for the other issues, you’ll need the help of an experienced washing machine technician. That’s where our team at Ambient Edge comes in. With decades of experience handling any kind of washer, we’re here 24/7, whenever you need us.
If the problem is your machine’s drain hose, the best way to tell is if it sounds like the machine’s pump is working, but no water is draining out of the machine. This can happen if the drain hose suffers a clog, like if you recently washed a rug and it lost several thick fibers.
The best way to tell if your drain hose is the problem is to remove it from the washer and check to see if there is a clog. You can actually do this by putting your mouth to the hose and blowing air through it. If there are no clogs, then the problem is more likely the washing machine’s pump. If, however, you find the hose is bent or damaged, you should replace it.
Check the Washer Pump
If you feel comfortable doing so, you can also check the washer pump to see if that’s the culprit. You’ll know you’re having a washer pump issue if the machine leaks or makes a strange noise while in operation.
Check your manufacturer’s instructions for the diagram that tells you where the pump is located. Once you’ve found it, check it for clogs or damages, like a broken belt or a leak. If you’re not sure what you’re looking at, give our qualified technicians a call.
If your pump is the issue, you’ll need to replace it. We can also suggest the exact part for you if you’d like to install it yourself or install it for you if you’re more comfortable leaving the dirty jobs to the professionals.
Turn Off the Taps
Are you having a different problem in that your machine fills up with water after you have turned it off? If so, then the problem may be a valve in your water tap.
Turn the machine’s water tap(s) off. If the water continues to leak into the tub, take the fill hose off the machine. Does it continue to leak out of the hose? This is the only way to tell if the tap itself isn’t failing.
Is Your Washing Machine Not Draining Properly, and Nothing You Do Seems to Fix It? Ambient Edge Can Help!
It can be very frustrating to think you’ve finally completed that load of laundry, only to open the washing machine and discover your clothes soaking in water that never drained. The problem may be a clog, but it may also be due to a part’s failure – something you probably can’t fix yourself. That’s when you need to know you can call in a trusted professional for help.
At Ambient Edge, we are that trusted professional. We can offer you a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our parts and labor, and we’re available whenever you need us. We provide you with a 1-hour window as to when you can expect us to arrive so you don’t have to waste the day waiting for the repairman to arrive.
If you’re having washer trouble, give us a call at 888-230-8941 or fill out the contact form on our website to get started. Save money by skipping the laundromat and giving us a call right now, and we’ll have your machine back up and running in no time!