The drain pump is an essential component of the washing machine. The main function of the pump is to remove the dirty water from the washing machine compartment at the end of the washing program. A drain pump malfunction can eventually cause the entire washing machine to stop working.
The drain pump is one of the most important parts of the entire system. In many popular brands, all the control units, including the pump, are placed in the bottom. The pump works on the principles of the magnetic rotor system and provides water distribution during washing. In the event of its failure, the whole process stops, and operation becomes impossible.
For this reason, care of the drain pump is particularly important. Before washing clothes, we strongly recommend that you take everything out of your pockets. Without periodic cleaning and diagnostics, the pump may become clogged with debris. The pump consists of paddles, a rotor, and stator. When a foreign object gets stuck in the blades, the rotor moves intermittently, and in some cases, the object is removed on its own. The main signs of pump malfunction are:
- Repeated cancellation of the preset program;
- A loud buzzing noise during water intake and removal;
- Reduction in the volume of water supplied;
- Systematic failures and incorrect operation of the machine.
If you encounter these signals, be sure to check the drain pump and filter. Drain pump replacement is not the easiest procedure. The drain pump is involved in almost every mode of operation of the washing machine. Both cold and hot water passes through the drain pump with a mixture of different chemical solutions, which, over time, affects its operation. In either case, it is necessary to call a professional technician to identify and fix the problem.
Where is the drain pump in the washing machine?
To access the elements of the washing machine brands Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Maytag, and GE, you simply need to remove the back panel. To do this, you do not even have to change the location of the household appliance, it will be enough just to move it away from the wall. It is more difficult to get to the internal parts in Bosch and Miele machines. All the control elements of these brands are behind the front panel. To dismantle it, it is necessary to remove the loading hatch, which requires technical expertise.
Signs of breakage of the drain pump are as follows:
- Water does not drain from the washing machine compartment
- Laundry and clothes are not wrung out in the washing machin
- The washing machine indicates that the water is draining, but the water is still present
- Water leaves the tank very slowly
- The water drains very noisily
- Water drains only during the washing cyclic, but no water leaves during rinsing cyclic
- Water from the tank leaves the tank at intervals
- Water leaves, accompanied by a loud humming noise
Causes of washing machine drain pump failure include:
- Clogged pipes that drain water into the sewer system
- Breaks in the power supply
- Mechanical damage to the pump
- Lack of necessary motor power
- Bad control board
- Bad timer
How do you know when your washing machine is defective?
If your washing machine has a self-diagnostic system, it will display an error code on the display. Errors may differ between brands. For Samsung, it is code E2 and E3. In LG washing machines, the same error is shown as OE. Ariston washing machines will display codes F05 for problems with the drain and F11 for problems with the pump. Electrolux and Frigidaire washing machines display code E21.
In Hansa devices E03 is displayed. In order to decipher the code correctly, look at the table of error codes for your brand. If there is no code, but there are signs of drain pump malfunction, we recommend contacting us for diagnostics.
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