How do I drain water in an emergency from a front loader washing machine?

Last modified : Jun 07. 2018
Follow the instructions on how to drain water from your front loader washing machine:
1 Unplug your washing machine from the power supply before cleaning the filter. Do not open the debris filter when the machine is in operation as hot water may flow out.
2 Place a large bowl near the filter and put a towel down to protect the floor (there may be more water than you expect).
Filter Cover
3 Open the filter cover(A) by using a coin or key.
Pull debris filter using a coing
4 Hold the cap at the end of the emergency drain tube and slowly pull it out.
Emergency drain tube
5 Open the emergency drain cap (C) by pulling it. Allow all the water to flow into a bowl. Note: hold the cap at the end of the emergency draining tube (B) and slowly pull it out. Note: you may need to drain several bowlfuls of water.
Open emergency drain cap
6 Prepare a dry cloth.
Use a dry cloth
7 Unscrew the debris filter cap (D) by turning it to the left.
Unscrew debris filter cap
8 Wash any dirt or other material from the debris filter. Make sure the drain pump propeller behind the debris filter is not blocked.
Wash dirt in the sink
9 Replace the debris filter cap tightly.
Replace debris filter
10 Reinsert the emergency drain cap and the drain tube.
Reinsert emergency drain cap
11 Make sure to replace the debris filter and emergency drain cap after cleaning it. If they are not reinserted properly your washing machine may leak or otherwise malfunction.
Replace debris filter
12 Close the debris filter.
Close filter

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