Laundry Tips & Tricks

How to Drain a Washing Machine Manually

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- By Russell Jones

Got a clogged washing machine? Learn how to manually drain a washing machine from the plumbing experts at Phyxter Home Services.

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What Can Cause a Clogged Drain?

There are a few ways problems with your drain pump and the internal components of your machine can lead to a clogged drain.

Top-Loading Washing Machine vs. Front-Loading

The strategy that you use to drain a washing machine depends on what kind of machine you have.

Steps to Manually Draining a Washing Machine

Click below to follow our in-depth guide on how to manually drain your washing machine

Some Tools You Will Need

1 Five Gallon Bucket,  Needle Nose Pliers, Plumbers Snake or Auger,  Screwdriver, Shallow bucket for Front Loading Machines and the manufacturers manual.

Final Thoughts

With these steps, you will be able to manually drain a washing machine and put everything back in place again.

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