Question by  anne (336)

What should I do if my Maytag washer won't drain?


Answer by  CELH (298)

Do not run the machine. You can remove the water with cups so it doesn't flood your house, then check the drain hose for a clog. Use a snake or cloths hanger to unclog it.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well normally if your washer won't drain, then that may mean that you are not waiting long enough. I actually had the same problem with my maytag washer. It takes a bit longer than normal to drain so you have to be patient and wait it out to see good results.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

Depending on your Maytag clothes washer model, there are a few possible causes: A loose/slipping drive belt between the eletric motor & the water pump is the most common cause. Usually re-adjusting the idler/tensioner or replacing the drive belt can fix your problem. Other possible causes are: clogged drain hose, manfunctioning clutch/transmission, manfunctioning controller/timer, manfunctioning valve(s).


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, if its not draining, you have to make sure the wiring is correct. If its an internal problem, contact the store where you bought it from and let them know about the problem. If they won't deal with it, then take it directly to maytag customer service. They should repair it at no cost to you.


Answer by  Bernard (69)

Remove all the water, and then remove the agitator. Clean drain cover. You may also need to get underneath the washing machine to remove the drain hose.


Answer by  RandiKaye (39)

Call a certified Maytag repairman. According to Maytag's commercials, these guys are sitting around doing nothing anyway, so will appreciate your call.


Answer by  DouglasEarlClore (1236)

First check the drain hose for proper allignment and/or blockage. A common mistake is not having the hose above the water level. Next check the pump.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Have the pump on it checked thats usually whats wrong when the washer suddenly decides it isn't going to drain anymore.


Answer by  rjs108 (310)

If your Maytag washer won't drain, first make sure that it still getting power. Then check to make sure the lid switch is operating properly. Then check to see if there are any obstructions to the main pump.

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