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How to Drain Samsung Washer [3 Steps to SOLVE]

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How to drain Samsung washer? A kink in the drain line, a clog of lint or fibers in the drain hose, or a stray piece of clothing lodged in the drain pump can all cause a washing machine to stop draining in the middle of a load of laundry.

As a result, these types of washer disasters are rather straightforward to repair—in fact, the most difficult aspect of the process may be figuring out how to completely drain a washing machine of all the water in its drum in order to avoid a mess while repairs are being carried out.

Opening the door and collecting as much water as possible with a bucket, then squeezing out the remaining water with towels, maybe your initial instinct.

However, whether you have a top-loading or front-loading machine, siphoning the water via the drain hose and directly into a bucket is the more efficient method of cleaning.

You’ll find the information you need to complete the task swiftly and efficiently, without soaking yourself or the floor in the process, in the sections that follow.

How to Drain Samsung Washer
How to Drain Samsung Washer

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How to Drain Samsung Washer

1. Unplug the machine and open the filter cover in the bottom right corner to drain a Samsung washer in an emergency.
2. Place a towel and flat containers near the filter cover to collect the water, then run a spin cycle to see if it will drain.
3. If it does not, manually remove the water from a shallow bowl atop a towel.

Three Reasons Why a Samsung Washer Isn’t Draining Properly

When your Samsung washer isn’t draining properly, you may be tempted to panic.

However, there are typically simple reasons for the problem.

We’ll go over the most prevalent causes and do-it-yourself alternatives before deciding whether or not a professional repair is required.  

To begin, however, here’s how to empty the water from your washer if it becomes necessary.

How to Drain Samsung Washer

Washing Machine Isn’t at the Proper Level

When it comes to a Samsung washer not draining, what is one of the most typical causes?

A machine that is not level will have drainage issues, and it may also be the cause of your washer’s inability to spin effectively.

The floor beneath the washer should be checked first if your machine isn’t leveled using a leveling tool after it has been leveled.

If the floor is carpeted or has an uneven or slippery surface, the floor may become uneven or rock.

If the floor is level but the machine is still able to rock back and forth, check the leveling feet on the washer to make sure they are evenly spaced.

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To level the leveling feet, rotate them counterclockwise to lower them and clockwise to raise them until they are evenly spaced on the floor.

The drain hose has become clogged or pinched

Draining difficulties can also be caused by clogs, kinks, and poor drain hose installation, which prohibit water from flowing through the hose and into the drain.

Follow these steps to determine the condition of the drain hose:

1. Inspect the hose for kinks or other damage before using it.

While some kinks can be gently smoothed out, a broken hose will need to be completely replaced.

2. Identify the procedure for disconnecting the hose and inspecting it for obstructions in your user handbook. Remove any obvious obstructions before attempting to reconnect.

3. Check to see that the hose has been correctly attached.

4. The hose should be allowed to descend 6-8 inches down the standpipe or sink before creating an airtight connection with the standpipe or sink.

Its height should range between 18 and 96 inches.

The Washer Drain Pump Filter should be cleaned regularly

A clogged drain pump filter in your front-loading Samsung washer could be the cause of the problem.

When used in front-loading machines, this filter protects the drain pump from being damaged by small articles of clothes and debris.

However, if it becomes blocked, the washer may not be able to drain correctly and effectively. Preventing blockages by cleaning the filter on a monthly basis can be beneficial.

When you notice that your front-loading Samsung washer is not draining properly, follow these steps to clean the drain pump filter:

1. By pressing on the pump filter access panel cover, the panel will be opened.

2. Place a towel and a basin under the drain hose cap to catch any water that drains from the drain.

3. To slowly remove the drain hose cap and drain the water, turn it counterclockwise while holding it in place.

4. Removing the filter and cleaning it with a soft toothbrush after the water has been drained is recommended.

5. Clean any apparent dirt or debris from the filter housing by inspecting it and removing it.

6. Reinstall the filter, reinstall the cap, and tighten it by turning it clockwise until it is completely secure.

7. Close the lid on the access panel.

How To Manually Drain Your Samsung Washer

STEP 1: Turn off the electricity.

If your machine is equipped with a power button, press it to turn it off completely.

Remove the washing machine’s power cord from the wall outlet.

Duct tape the power cable to the top of the machine to prevent it from being splashed with water or being entangled underneath the machine.

STEP 2: Identify where the drain hose and water supply hoses are located

Washer inspect the drain hose
Identify where the drain hose and water supply hoses are located

If required, move the washing machine away from the wall in order to gain access to the drain hose.

There are two distinct hoses for cold and hot water supply on the back of the washer, and the drain hose is normally located on the backside of the washer.

The drain hose is responsible for transporting wastewater away from the machine, while the hot and cold water supply hoses are responsible for transporting clean water in.

In most cases, hot and cold water hoses are color-coded with red and blue markings, respectively, while the drainpipe is usually gray. Water should be turned off as a precaution by rotating the red and blue knobs in a counterclockwise direction.

STEP 3: Empty the water out of the washing machine

Depending on how your machine is set up, the drain hose may direct water to a standpipe, a drainpipe in the wall, or a huge adjacent utility sink, among other places.

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Disconnect the drain hose from the pipe by simply wriggling it loose with a large bucket nearby to catch the water.

Hold the hose up in the air until you’re ready to fill the bucket; when you lower the end of the hose below the water level of the water in the basin, gravity will cause the water to flow out of the hose and into the bucket.

If you need to take a break and empty the bucket, simply reconnect the unattached end of the drain hose to the drain pipe and continue.

Repeat this procedure until the washing machine is completely drained, lowering the hose to the ground as the water level in the basin decreases, until the machine is totally drained.

Depending on your needs, you may need to use a shallower container such as a baking dish measuring 9 inches by 13 inches in order to keep the container as low to the ground as feasible.

STEP 4: Unclog a blockage in the drain hose

When you drop the hose into the bucket, you may notice that the water drains slowly or not at all. This is normal.

This is most likely indicative of a clog in the drain hose.

It can be released with the use of a plumber’s snake.

Push the tip of the coil into the blockage until it reaches it, then manually turn the coil with the grips on the opposite end until it passes through the blockage completely.

When you remove the clog from the hose, be prepared for water to pour out of the hose.

STEP 5: Unclog a blockage in the drain pump

If the clog does not appear to be in the drainpipe, it is possible that it is located within the drain pump itself.

You may find the drain pump hidden behind detachable panels in the front or rear of the washing machine, or even underneath the appliance, which will need you to tip the washing machine forward in order to access it (see your owner’s manual for specific installation instructions).

You’ll notice that it’s attached to a drain hose and an inlet hose with spring clamps.

Using a pair of pliers, squeezing the spring clamps on the pump will free it from its mounting bracket.

Make use of a pair of needle-nosed pliers to remove any blockages that you may encounter, which might be anything from a little piece of clothing to a buildup of lint or pet hair. After that, reconnect the hoses.

How about Draining a Frontloading Washing Machine

Learn how to drain a front-loading washing machine in this video.

STEP 1: Turn off the electricity

If your model is equipped with a power button, press it to turn it off.

Unplug the washer from the power source if it is connected.

Duct tape the power cable to the top of the machine to prevent it from being splashed with water or being entangled underneath the machine.

Step 2: The drain pump filter and/or the drain tube should be located in  

When it comes to front-load washers, you’ll often find one of two configurations: either a single drain pump filter that filters particles while also releasing excess water, or a drain pump filter and a separate drain hose that work together.

In most cases, this configuration will be hidden behind a front access panel on the bottom of the machine’s front; depending on your model, you may need to unscrew, unclip, or simply flip the front panel down.

STEP 3: Empty the water out of the sink

Which type of washing machine you have and how you drain it will be determined by whether your unit merely has a filter or whether it has a filter and drain tube.

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If you simply have a drain pump filter, lay a towel on the floor and place a shallow container, such as a baking dish, against the washing machine, right below the filter, to catch any water that may leak through.

Turn the drain pump filter knob counterclockwise slowly to remove the filter; water will begin to pour out as you do so.

If you fill the container before the water stops flowing, you will want to be able to swiftly close it back up while you empty the container; if you fill the container after the water has stopped flowing, you will want to be able to quickly close it back up.

Repeat the process until all of the water has been drained.

The towel and shallow container should be placed underneath the drainage tube, if your appliance has both a filter as well as an exhaust tube.

When you’re ready to release the water, unclip the drain tube from its position and unscrew the end cap from the tube.

Keep the cap in one hand so that you can swiftly and easily shut off the flow of water if your container becomes overflowing.

When all of the water has been emptied from the container, replace the cap and clip the hose back into place.

STEP 4: Thoroughly clean the filter

After you have drained the washing machine, you should manually remove any solid material that has accumulated in the filter.

Then, using a soft-bristled brush and warm water, thoroughly clean the filter. Remove the filter and the access panel and replace them.

STEP 5: Recognize when it’s time to bring in the pros.

After checking that neither the drain pump hose nor the drain pump filter appears to be blocked and that the drain hose isn’t kinked, you have completed your due diligence and it may be time to bring in a professional.

Our Final Thoughts

Even though the problems and remedies offered in this article cover the most typical causes of a Samsung washer that won’t drain, there may be additional reasons for this problem to occur.

After trying the suggestions above and still experiencing problems, contact a professional appliance repair specialist who will diagnose and resolve your problem.

Frequently Ask Questions

How do you drain and spin a Samsung washing machine?

Perform the following steps to run a Spin Only cycle on a model that does not have this option on the cycle selector dial:
1. Turn on the unit.
2. For about 3 seconds, press and hold the spin key. A chime will be heard.
3. If desired, change the spin level.
4. Start/Pause the game by pressing the Start/Pause button.

On a top-loading washer, where is the drain?

In the case of top-loading machines

To reach the drain hose in the back, you’ll need to pull the washing machine away from the wall. The drain hose, which is usually gray, connects your washer to a drain pipe in the wall.

Do top-loading washers have a drain?

To check the drain pump, first disconnect the drain hose if you haven’t already, and then turn off the power and water to your washer. Then, tip your top-load washer forward to gain access to the drain pump on the bottom.

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