How to unblock a washing machine
21 May 2019
How to unblock Your Washing Machine (8 Easy Steps):
Turn your washing machine off at the plug. This stops power from going to the washing machine.
Locate the pump filter. This is usually located on the front of the washing machine, in the bottom right corner and sometimes hidden behind a small panel.
Washing machine panel location (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Place a bucket, towel or even a baking tray under the pump filter. This is to ensure you don't get any water or waste over the floor.
Metal oven tray (Source: Max Pixel)
Unscrew the pump filter SLOWLY. Water may leak out, but this is what the tray/bucket is for.
Washing machine filter (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Wait for the water to finish draining. When drained, look inside from where the pump filter came out from.
Check to see if there is a block. If there is, then use your fingers to try and remove it (you may want to have gloves on).
Be aware: when you remove the block, more water may be released.
Replace the pump filter and put the small panel back on tightly. Do this once the pipe is clear and unblocked.
Run a rinse spin. The drum should be draining properly after the rinse and cleared of water.
Washing machine cycle (Source: Flickr)
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