Jump to content
John Lewis give 2 year guarantee on white goods appliances


Washing Machine Noisy When Draining

Recommended Posts

My washer makes an awful grinding noise which seems to occur when it is draining the water. I thought, when I first heard this noise that it was coming from the pump. So I presumed that it may have been caused by something that had got inside the pump. Yet I've had the pump off and the filter compartment and as yet have find no foreign object.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Plastic objects can float away when investigating a pump for obstructions. I've had great difficulty trying to retrieve such objects because they can float back up the sump hose and even go back into the tub. Make sure you totally drain the washing machine by laying the drain hose onto the floor, or out of the back door after you've drained as much water out into a bowl. Tip the washing machine back and forward with the drain hose on the floor and you may get several more cups full of water out, which may help stop it floating away. Make sure you have plenty of towels down.

Other than that, the pump itself could be faulty and need replacing. Water pumps can become very noisy, sometimes intermittently and sometimes only after running a while.

Troubleshooting washing machine pump faults

Need a repair or spare parts? 

Book a Repair | Buy appliance spares (Cheapest prices guaranteed)

Warning:  Read this before attempting any diy repairsNo representations or warranties are made (express or implied) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of advice. I can't be held liable for any loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of, or any action taken in reliance on, any information on this website, which is given free of charge and in good faith.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in

Sign In Now

Appliance Repairs

Book washing machine & appliance repairs

Click here to - Book Repair Now

Buy Your Spare Parts

Price match promise: "If you find the exact same part or accessory elsewhere for cheaper, we’ll not only match it, we’ll beat it!" -

Click here to - Buy spare parts now

  • Create New...