You rely on your washing machine to clean up your clothes, towels, and other fabrics. So, what do you do when your washer develops a problem? Some washers will stop running. Others break down and stop draining properly, leaving you with water leftover in your washer.
Fortunately, there is usually a simple explanation for water leftover in a washing machine. A washer drum full of water generally indicates that:
- Your Drain Hose is Clogged OR
- Your Washing Machine Pump is Broken
Let’s go over your options for dealing with both of these situations so you can get back to your normally scheduled activities with renewed peace of mind here in Tacoma.
Handling a Clogged Washer Drain Hose
The drain hose from your washer removes the used water after your clothes are clean. Unfortunately, sometimes other objects slip through and become lodged in the hose, preventing water from draining properly and leading to leftover water in the washer drum.
You may discover a clogged drain hose in both top-load and front-load washers. You can attempt to unclog the drain on your own by using your owner’s manual to discover the exact location of the drain. Typically, drains are to the front of your washer, often in the right-hand corner.
Note that you will need to remove the excess water before you can try to unclog the drain. You will then have to open your washing machine up to get to the pump. Many pumps are clear, allowing you to immediately see if there is an unwanted item causing a clog. You may remove it yourself by:
- Clamping the Water Hose Leading to the Pump
- Removing the Hose
- Gripping the Clog and Pulling it Free
You can also contact a professional washer repair company to handle pump clogs if you are worried about damaging your washer or floors. Excess water can spill out of your washer while conducting repairs, so make sure that you get the help that you need to prevent additional damage from occurring.
Dealing with a Broken Washer Machine Pump
If you open up your washer and don’t find anything clogging your pump, it’s generally a sign that the pump itself is broken. You may be able to identify a broken pump if your washer:
- Makes Strange Noises
- Begins to Leak
In many cases, you can try to remove and replace a washer pump on your own. Many hardware stores sell replacement parts, but you must make absolutely sure that you select the correct replacement part or you can risk causing serious damage to your washer machine.
The professionals at Top Shelf Appliance Service can take care of washer machine pump repairs for you. We can diagnose the exact problem you are facing with your washing machine and – in many cases – we can have the problem solved in a matter of hours without burdening you with additional stress.
Get Help Dealing with a Damaged Washer Machine Pump
A clogged drain pipe or pump can end up causing serious problems in your home. A broken pump can lead to additional issues that can be easily handled by a washer repair tech with experience and training. The team at Top Shelf Appliance Service offers same day service to our neighbors in Tacoma.
You deserve the best help and support possible if you are dealing with a non-functional washer machine. You can contact us to get help handling a clogged pipe or a broken pump. We also have the skills and equipment necessary to quickly and efficiently take care of:
- Pressure Switch Repairs
- Worn Out Washing Machine Belts
- An Overheating Motor
- Leaking Gaskets and Seals
Make sure that you get back your peace of mind by calling us if your washer won’t drain, starts leaking, won’t fill up, or begins making strange sounds. We can offer you fast service and you can count on our 90-day warranty to increase your confidence in our repairs.
A Tacoma Washer Machine Repair Company Can Help You
You do not have to try to fix a damaged washer machine on your own in the Tacoma area. You can get help unclogging your drain hose or replacing a broken washer pump. Allowing the professionals at Top Shelf Appliance Services to handle the repairs can reduce the odds that you will end up experiencing water damage from a washer machine spill or leak. Let us begin working on your repair needs today.