Since washing machines are used regularly, the chances of problems are very high. One of the common problems users face with washers is their getting filled up with water after the device is used.
A poor drainage system might cause the used water to return to the tub. If the drain pipes are blocked, again you will encounter the same problem. This content provides you some tips to guide you when you face a similar problem.
First of all, unplug the washing machine and keep them well away from any source of water spillage. If you have clothes in the drum take them away. Move the washer from the wall to the center of the room so that you can view and work on the device from all sides.
With the help of a screwdriver, you can remove the backplate of the appliance. Some washers have screwed backplate while some other washers have a pump located elsewhere. Study the manual well to get the details regarding your washer.
There are three hoses of which the biggest hose is the drain hose, which is generally fixed to a drain pipe. Ensure there are no corrosion or kinks here as they can block the flow of water.
If there is no problem found in that area, detach the hose from the pump with a screwdriver or a wrench, depending on the make of your washer. Do not bend the hose at once to avoid the spill of water. Ensure you keep a towel or a pail at hand to transfer excess water out. Check for clogs inside the pipe and poke it till it becomes loose to easily wash off. Extract the clog if needed. If the hose is in poor condition do not hesitate to replace it.
You can buy a new hose from the store you bought the washer. Install the hose and check whether your washer is running smoothly.