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How to Drain a Washing Machine


To drain a washing machine, you will need to check your drain hose to ensure that it is not crimped. If it is, you should straighten it as much as possible to drain the machine. If it is not crimped, then you will need to remove the drain hose from the back of the appliance and allow the water to flow out of the machine.

More Info: If your washing machine stops in the middle of a load and the water is sitting in the machine, you need to remove the water from the machine before you can perform repairs or move the machine to make it accessible to a repair technician. Unplug the machine from the electrical outlet first. Then you will need to remove the drain hose located on the backside of the machine. You may be able to simply release a clamp to remove the hose, or you may need a screwdriver or pliers to release the hose. The water will very quickly drain out of the drain, so be prepared.

If you have a floor drain located nearby, the water will simply drain and go to the drain. It is a good idea to get as much of the water as you can into a bucket or other container. This is especially true if your washing machine is not located on the ground floor.



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