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How do you unclog drain on washer so it will drain again?

Washed rug with rubberized backing which disintegrated and now washer won't drain.

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You need to open the water pump to see if it is clogged with any thing causing the obstruction for not draining.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014

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Do not open from behind! First drain as much water from the drum as possible. and unplug from the outlet. Then there are 2 screws left and right under the front lower panel at floor level. Undo those two screws. Pry the front panel DOWN from the door panel. Once the lower panel is removed you will see the pump and pump filter on your right. The pump filter is to the left. It has a large turnscrew. Be ready with a pan or something to catch the water from the open filter! Screw this counterclockwise until it comes loose. You will now be able to remove the filter and all the debris. After cleaning, re-screw the turnscrew. Before you put back the front panel test that it is clear by doing a wash. If it still doesnt drain you must remove debris from the pump itself. The pump is between the pump filter and the pump motor on the right. Undo the white clips from the motor and the retaing clips attiching the filter to the metal washer body. Then turn the motor clockwise to separate it from the filter.

BTW - on the back of the front panel are the SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS with a warning - Technicians only. The manufacturer keeps the instructions for doing this and many other simple fixes 'secret' so that their techs can make $!!!! There are no instructions whatsever in the consumer instructions about removing the front panel or cleaning out the filter.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Washed a rug with rubber backing that came off

Remove and clean the drain pump.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: WASHED RUG IN MY NEPTUNE WASHER. rUG CAME APART.

You will have to clean up drain system in washer. Get the rug pars out. A wet vac is a useful tool here.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: I clogged my washer drain...

follow the discharge hose into the washer body --- the trap will be at the housing the hose connects to --- not a big job. be sure to unplug the machine and hand bail the standing water out of the basket. keep a sponge and rags with a pail for the water in the trap and hose. no special tools, but it will be metric

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune won't drain

your pump is clogged with matt mud...
remove the back panel
the pump will be right on the left
two hose clazmps
you will loose a gal water
1/4 turn on the pump it will now come out
disconnect the two wires...
clean the pump out and try to clean out sump hose and drain hose
sump from tub to pump
darin pump to drain
reassemble your done

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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