We all have had to face appliance problems here and there, one of which could be your Whirlpool washing machine not draining. A wet pile of clothes is nobody’s idea of a good time. And when the problem persists, and your clothes are constantly coming out wet, it can make life difficult. Well if you’re ready to get it fixed, you’re in the right place, because we’re about to get our hands wet and figure this out together.
Why Is My Whirlpool Washing Machine Not Draining Water?
What are the main causes of washing machine drainage issues? Let’s plunge into the common issues that may be causing your washing machine not to drain.
An Overloaded Machine
What’s the problem? Sometimes, your Whirlpool washing machine not draining could simply be due to an overloaded machine. Overloading can strain the motor and other components, disrupting the washing and draining cycle.
How to fix it? The solution is as simple as reducing the load. Always adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions regarding load size. This not only ensures efficient draining but also prolongs the life of your washing machine.
An Unbalanced Load
What’s happening? Your washing machine spinning like a mad top? It might be due to an unbalanced load. If your laundry isn’t spread out evenly, it can lead to a wild ride during the spin cycle. Your washing machine will not be spinning well and might not drain fully.
How to fix it? It’s pretty simple, actually: just open up the drum and rearrange your laundry. Make sure it’s spread out evenly inside the drum. If you have any large items make sure there are some smaller items to balance it out.
A Clogged Drain Hose
Why are my clothes still wet after my Whirlpool washer drains? Your washing machine’s drain hose might be clogged. This is a common problem and can happen due to the accumulation of lint, socks, coins, or any other small objects. If your washer is leaking your hose might also be at fault.
How to fix it? Disconnect the hose and check for blockages. If there’s a clog, you can remove it using a straightened wire hanger or a plumber’s snake. But remember to be gentle; you don’t want to puncture the hose.
A Clogged Drain Filter
What’s the issue? Your Whirlpool washing machine has a drain filter that catches lint, loose threads, and small items that could potentially block the drainage hose. However, if this filter itself gets clogged, it can prevent your machine from draining correctly and result in your washer leaving clothes wet.
How do I get my Whirlpool washer to drain water? First, find the Whirlpool washer drain filter location. It’s usually at the front bottom of your washing machine, but do check your model’s user manual if you’re having trouble finding it. Once you’ve found it, carefully remove the filter – be prepared for some water spillage, so have towels handy. Rinely it under running water until it’s clean, then put it back into place. It’s that simple!
Issues With the Washer Lid
What’s going on? For top-loading models, the lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If it’s malfunctioning, your machine might not drain. Also, if your washer isn’t able to close all the way, this can also cause your washer not to spin or drain.
How to fix it? Make sure the lid is closing fully, and you’re hearing a click. If not, the mechanism may need repair. The lid switch may also be defective, and a technician can test the switch for continuity using a multimeter. If it’s faulty, they’ll need to replace it.
A Broken Drain Pump
How do I know if my washing machine drain pump is bad? The little hero inside your washing machine that sends water on its merry way is the drain pump. If your Whirlpool washing machine won’t drain water, it could be this hardworking component playing up.
How to fix it? The pump needs to be in top form to do its job. So, let’s see if it’s doing alright. First, we’ll check if it’s getting power, and then we’ll see if it’s working efficiently. But what if it’s faulty? Well, that’s when it’s time for a new pump to take over the job.
That’s where we, Ortega’s Appliance Service, step in. Our team of professional washing machine service specialists is always ready to assist. Sometimes DIY can’t solve everything, and that’s okay. Remember, when you have a Whirlpool washing machine not draining water, we’re just a call away, ready to make your appliance woes a thing of the past.