Samsung Front Load Washing Machine Won't Drain

Why Your Samsung Front Load Washing Machine Won’t Drain Water



If your Samsung front load washing machine won’t drain water properly, it can be a very frustrating experience for your household. But, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a Samsung washing machine troubleshooting guide to help you out! We will also provide some tips that may help you resolve the issue on your own. So, if your Samsung washer isn’t draining properly, keep reading for some helpful advice!

Samsung Front Load Washing Machine Won’t Drain Water Guide

There’s a bit of a process to troubleshooting your washer not draining, let’s start with getting the standing water out first.

How to Drain Standing Water

If your Samsung front load washing machine won’t drain, you will likely need to drain it manually. The first thing you should do unplug the power cord. Then, take off the front panel of the machine, usually located at the front bottom of the washer, so you can access the drain pump filter.

Grasp the cap on the end of the drain tube, remove the cap, and allow the water to drain into a bowl. Replace the drain tube and cap, then twist it back on, then reattach the filter cover.

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Obstructed Washer Drain Hose

If the front load Samsung washer won’t drain or is draining slowly, the drain hose may be clogged or kinked. Locate the drain hose, which should be attached to the back of the washer. Make sure it’s securely attached at both ends and isn’t bent, pinched, or otherwise obstructed from the outside.

Check to see if there are any blockages in the hose itself and clear them out if necessary. If you don’t see any blockages, try straightening out the hose to see if that improves drainage.

Machine Not Level with the Floor

If your Samsung washer doesn’t drain it might not be level with the floor and can cause problems with draining. Use a level to check if the washer is balanced from front to back and side to side. If it’s not level, adjust the leveling legs until it is.

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Drain Pump Filter Needs Cleaning

If your Samsung front load washing machine won’t drain, it may be because your drain pump is clogged. To clean the filter:

  1. First, remove the front panel so you can access the filter.
  2. Have a bowl ready and unscrew the cap so the water can drain.
  3. Remove any debris from the filter and rinse it off with water and a soft toothbrush.
  4. Take a look at the filter housing for sediment and clean it.
  5. Replace the filter and reattach the front panel.

We hope this article was helpful in fixing your Samsung drain pump problems and your washing machine is draining properly again. If after trying these steps the problem persists, it could be a failed part. Give our washer repair service team a call and we’ll help you get your washer back up and running in no time!