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#691884 - 11/06/11 02:42 PM Maytag washer won't drain
edcclrt Offline
journeyman

Registered: 05/31/04
Posts: 64
Maytag washing machine runs through it's cycle but it will not drain. At the end of the complete washing cycle there still is water in tub. I took off front panel and watched it go through its cycle. I could see the pump working. I tightened the belt on the pump just to make sure, but I can see the water flowing through the pump. But at the end of the cycle there is still water in the tub.


Edited by edcclrt (11/06/11 04:56 PM)

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#691908 - 11/06/11 07:31 PM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: edcclrt]
jeff1 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 11521
Loc: Ont Canada
Hi,

Quote:
Maytag washing machine


Model#?
http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.

Quote:
I could see the pump working. I tightened the belt on the pump just to make sure, but I can see the water flowing through the pump. But at the end of the cycle there is still water in the tub.


Checked the drain hose?....not kinked, nothing caught in it?

jeff.

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#692007 - 11/07/11 01:28 PM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: jeff1]
Holmesuser01 Offline
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Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 1440
Loc: Asheville, NC USA
Some older Maytags depend on looseness of the belts to get the tub spinning.

I used to have a big beautiful Iowa built Maytag that liked to hide a sock now and then in the drain line above the pump.

How I miss that machine. Heavy, and very well built.

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#692031 - 11/07/11 04:28 PM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: Holmesuser01]
edcclrt Offline
journeyman

Registered: 05/31/04
Posts: 64
Well there it is a sock. Stuck in the drain plug coming out of the tub. Didn't see it the first time I checked the hoses to see if they were clogged. Took off the hose and put my finger in the nipple sticking out of the bottom of the tub and there it is a sock. Thanks for all the suggestions. And my 21 year old Maytag washer ( and dryer ) keep on going.

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#692051 - 11/07/11 07:02 PM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: edcclrt]
jeff1 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 11521
Loc: Ont Canada
Quote:
Well there it is a sock. Stuck in the drain plug coming out of the tub


Thankx for the update!
How to prevent...
http://www.applianceaid.com/laundrybag.html

jeff.

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#692072 - 11/08/11 03:39 AM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: jeff1]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 37733
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Huh.

Never heard of this kind of thing.

Once AGAIN!

Learn sumpth'n new every day. smile

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#692202 - 11/08/11 06:06 PM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: CabinConnection]
captain150 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 12463
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: CabinConnection
Huh.

Never heard of this kind of thing.

Once AGAIN!

Learn sumpth'n new every day. smile


Yeah, the sock gets caught between the inner and outer tub and makes its way down and ends up in the pump suction hose. Some washers are more vulnerable than others, I think.

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#692234 - 11/09/11 06:15 AM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: captain150]
jeff1 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 11521
Loc: Ont Canada
Quote:
Some washers are more vulnerable than others, I think


Yup!

jeff.

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#692418 - 11/10/11 04:27 PM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: jeff1]
Holmesuser01 Offline
veteran

Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 1440
Loc: Asheville, NC USA
I sure do miss my big old Maytag. Other than new belts after 13 years, it never did anything wrong, but eat a sock or two.

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#692937 - 11/15/11 09:31 AM Re: Maytag washer won't drain [Re: edcclrt]
bristolbaby Offline
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Registered: 05/22/05
Posts: 497
Loc: CT
I keep losing my toddler's socks and recently lost a fleece mitten. I wonder if that's where they went! Thanks for the tip!

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