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Is Your Washing Machine Not Draining?

You will first have to diagnose the issue: there are many different reasons why your washing machine could be acting up.

If the Water Is Staying In the Washing Machine

Does the water sit in the machine after your load has finished? The issue probably lies with the washer, either with the drain tube (which comes out of the machine) or the pump (an internal issue). It is simple enough to determine which it is: Detach the drain tube and blow inside. If nothing blocks the air from going through, then the problem is probably the pump.

What can you do if the pump is broken? You may need to call an appliance repair shop for help.

If Water is Overflowing from the Washer or at the Drain Standpipe

When you notice leaks after your washing machine drains, you are probably looking at a clogged drain. This clog could be anywhere in the trap area or beyond in the water line. (If you follow the washing machine hose to the drain standpipe, past that pipe is the trap.)

Here is how you can find out where the drain clog is:

  1. Dump water into the washing machine
  2. Set the dial to spin or drain
  3. Watch the standpipe (from within reach of the dial)
  4. Time when the water starts backing up
  5. Turn off the washer once the leaking starts

If you noticed the water backing up after only a few seconds, the clog is probably closer to the trap area. You might only need to insert a small drain snake at the standpipe to take care of the clog. If it took a while for the backup to develop, you may need a longer drain snake inserted at a cleanout to fix the clog.

Don't have a drain snake? You can find one at a home improvement center, or you get a fast solution with a certified Kansas City plumber. At A-1 Sewer & Septic Service, Inc., our plumbing technicians have been serving the community since 1968.

Call us today to learn more about the same-day service we provide!

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A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. - Kansas City Plumber
Located at 6370 Carter Street Shawnee, KS 66203. View Map
Phone: (913) 631-5201
Website: http://www.a-1sewerandsepticservice.com/