My old automatic washing machine died yesterday. It's full of water.
I pulled out the clothing and put it in a pail to hang it outdoors to
drip dry. But how can I get the water out? It's in the house on a
wooden floor, not in the basement where I could just tip it over if I
Speaking of clueless...I did a DOH!. My machine refused to spin. It
would run but not spin so I called the guy to come out. While waiting
I dipped all the water out. When he came he pointed out that all I had
to do was put it on spin and the pump would have taken care of the
water. Ouch. What hurts is that I knew that, just hadn't thought of
If there is a floor drain nearby, then just lower the drainhose to
floor level as close to the drain as possible. Gravity will do the
work for you.
If the floor drain is too far away, then duct tape a garden hose
to the washer's drainhose and put the other end of the hose
near the floor drain. Or drain into buckets as another poster
Thanks to all that offerred valuable help. The shop vac is a good
idea, but I was not aware it would drain if I lower the hose. I
thought the pump had to be running. It's not far from the rear door,
so I will attach a hose, and I have a piece of 4" pvc I can feed it
thru. It works in wash mode, but will not spin, not even if I
manually click it to spin. The timer has been going for quite some
time. It suddenly blew the breaker. I opened it and there are major
charred contacts. It's not worth the cost of a new timer. Time for a
new machine, and I will have a spare motor, since that still works.
Fill the hose with water and hold a thumb over the open end and
disconnect the hose keeping both ends at same height. Keep thumb on
end, drop other end where water will drain the put end with thumb in
tub and water will siphon out. Used to drain waterbeds.
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