Washing machine not draining? This video provides information on how to troubleshoot a top-load washer that won’t drain and the most likely defective parts associated with this problem.

Commonly replaced washer parts:

Drain pump
Drain hose
Lid switch

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  1. You guys are amazing thank you so much you guy’s jus saved me so much time and money I didn’t have to buy anything I jus had to look at your video and I fixed the problem so thank you so so much 👍🏼👍🏼

  2. My problem is the water did not drain. It did not complete the cycle. It starts when i pull out the knob to start the cycle but it does not go past that. It does agitate, so that is not the problem. I have not taken it apart yet but that is next.

  3. Well thank you so much!!! I watch the video almost all and then went try the slammed the door….and it work!!! Its spinning and draining again!

  4. Tried 10 different things before coming here. Turns out all I needed to do was slam the absolute sh** out of the lid 😂

  5. I hear water under the basket. Is that normal for a floating basket? I have a Kenmore HE machine

  6. When I check the continuity on the lid lock it just says one, I even ordered a new one and it says one on it too

  7. Female portion of trigger apparatus on my lid came loose on the inside of the top, reached in and used some duct tape to secure it and it works again, thanks!

  8. I opened my side load washing machine and found out it hadn’t drained any of the water. Like the scene 3/4 of the way in the Titanic when the Hall ways started to get filled up with water just gushing out of this thing. @ least if you have one that you load from the top, you won’t look like you’ve been at a water park all day when you figure out your washing machine doesn’t drain.

  9. Guys,more detail needs to be noted regarding the spring clips holding on the front panel. Be sure people put their putty knife “below” the clips….I spent 45 minutes trying to figure this out.

  10. My washer is draining but it’s draining on the floor instead of through the hose and the hose is in the right place

  11. My won’t drained,and brings back the dirty water. I removed the hoes from it’s location,to a lower level and it drains?

  12. *This machine is so quite and cleans really good❖❖>**allmy.tips/GEDtWasher?a67**   It has a large basket so fits lots of clothes. lots of options to get just the right setting. didn’t think I would like it as much as I do I love doing laundry now, lol*

  13. My landlady won’t fix one of our only two washing machines to share between twelve units and this is the problem

  14. I had a lot of clothes in the machine, so I just moved my clothes around and some bubbles came to the surface of the water. I sort of slammed the lid down and it continued the cycle. Thanks a lot!

  15. in western countries, the trend is to just replace the defective/damaged part, instead of actually repairing it. in comparison, videos made by those in poorer countries, is more informative bcos they actually repair things instead of just replacing them.

  16. I accidentally left my washer open while it was filling up then it just stopped and now I have my blankets and sheets just sitting in water

  17. I had this issue… I was inspecting the drain pump and noticed a blue wire was cut. I simple tied them together with a wire nut and the washer is fine now.

  18. one question, mine doesn’t drain but i already test the pump, I know that what is happening if that is not receiving the 120volts , my washer is doing everything else but draining the water.

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