If you connect a washing machine in a new house and the washing machine won't drain..
If a washing machine was working ok before you moved it, and having transported it to a new location (usually when moving house) you find it no longer drains the water out then as I'm sure you've already guessed it's pretty likely to be related to moving the washing machine.
The most common suspects are -
- The plumbing at the new house drains into a connector on the u-bend of the sink, and a blanking piece has been fitted
- Some obstruction, that was already inside the washing machine somewhere has become dislodged and gone into the pump
1: The plumbing at the new house ...
The plumbing under the sink may have been made "safe": If the house is brand new and no washing machine has been installed before then the plastic connector that you connect the washing machine to should be blanked off. Otherwise any water being run into the sink will flood into the cupboard below.
If the house has been lived in before it's possible the people who have just moved out made the connection safe by refitting the original blanking cap. There could be a rubber or plastic blanking cap inside (unscrew the
If the washing machine (and this applies to dishwashers too) is to drain into a plastic connector (spigot) which is connected to the u-bend under the sink then it could be blanked off for safety. When disconnecting a washing machine it should
2: Some obstruction, that was already inside ...
Something like a bra wire, coin or even a nail or screw could have been laid in the bottom of the tub, or settled somewhere in the sump hose and become dislodged in the move finding its way into the pump and jamming it. Check the pump filter, or for obstructions jamming the impellor - Washing machine won't empty water (stuck full of water) | Troubleshooting Washing machine pumps
Other Related links:
- What do I need to watch out for after repairing or installing a washing machine? - Make sure there are no problems with the plumbing.
- Washing machine constantly fills with water and goes down the drain
- Transporting a washing machine tips (My whitegoodshelp Blog)
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