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DIY Hack: Fix Your Washing Machine in Minutes!

Hey there, fellow washing machine owners! Today, I'm here to share a handy DIY hack that will save you time, money, and a whole lot of hassle. As a seasoned appliance repairman, I've encountered my fair share of washing machine woes, and one of the most common issues I've come across is drainage problems.


Over the years, I've repaired washing machines from a wide array of brands – Miele, Bosch, Hotpoint, LG, you name it. And guess what? The culprit behind many drainage issues is often the same: a clogged drain pump. But here's the kicker – it's not just lint and debris that get stuck in there. Oh no, I've found all sorts of unexpected items lodged in washing machine drain pumps – from forgotten £20 notes and loose change to Covid masks and even the occasional sock!


We have multiple videos on our YouTube account regarding blocked washing machine pumps. Feel free to have a look at the videos below.




Now, you might be wondering, "How on earth do I fix this?" Well, let me break it down for you. With just a few simple tools and a bit of elbow grease, you can tackle this problem like a pro.

First things first, unplug your washing machine and locate the drain pump. It's usually located at the bottom of the machine, behind a small access panel. Once you've found it, grab a bucket and some towels – things might get a little messy!


Next, carefully remove the access panel and inspect the drain pump. You'll likely find a small filter or trap that can be easily removed by hand. Take a look inside and prepare to be amazed (or horrified) by what you find!


Now, here's where the magic happens. Using a pair of needle-nose pliers or a wire hanger, carefully extract any debris or foreign objects from the drain pump. Be thorough – you'd be surprised how much gunk can accumulate in there!


We have multiple videos on our YouTube account regarding blocked washing machine pumps. Feel free to have a look at the videos below.


Once you've cleared the blockage, give the drain pump a quick rinse to ensure it's clean and free of any remaining debris. Pop the filter or trap back into place, reattach the access panel, and plug your washing machine back in.


And there you have it – your washing machine should now be draining like a dream! No need to call in the professionals or shell out big bucks for repairs. With this simple DIY hack, you can get your washing machine back up and running in no time.


So, the next time you find yourself knee-deep in water with a washing machine that just won't drain, remember this handy trick. And who knows – you might even discover a few hidden treasures along the way!


Happy washing!



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