Are you experiencing problems with your washing machine drain?
If you are, you're not alone. Over time, washing machine drains can become clogged with lint, dirt, and other particles that can build up inside the hose or the machine itself.
Fortunately, there are ways to fix this problem without having to call a professional. In this guide, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to drain and clean your washing machine in Cumbria.
At Drainage Cumbria, we are commercial and domestic drainage specialists based in Cumbria, North West England. We have extensive experience in providing professional drain cleaning services to clients across the region. We have a team of experienced and qualified engineers who are ready to assist you with any drainage-related problems you may have.
So, let's get started.
Before you begin the process of cleaning and draining your washing machine, you will need to collect a few tools:
The first step is to turn off the power supply to the washing machine. You can do this by unplugging the machine from the socket or flipping off the switch in the circuit breaker.
Next, you will need to check the drain hose. The drain hose is usually located at the back of the machine and is connected to the drain pipe. Ensure that the hose is not kinked or twisted, as this could cause a blockage.
Once you have checked the drain hose, you will need to remove it from the drain pipe. Place a bucket underneath the hose to catch any water that may spill out. Use pliers to loosen and disconnect the hose from the drain pipe.
After removing the drain hose, you will need to drain any water still in the washing machine. To do this, place a bucket or a large bowl beneath the machine and open the top of the machine. Pour the water out of the machine and into the bucket. Repeat this process until all the water has been removed.
Once all the water has been drained, it's time to check the filter. The filter is usually located at the bottom of the washing machine, behind a small door or panel. Consult your machine manual for specific instructions on how to access the filter.
Once accessed, remove any lint, hair, or debris from the filter. Clean it with a soft brush or use a washing-up liquid solution to remove any grime. Once cleaned, replace the filter back into the washing machine.
After cleaning the filter, you will need to clean the drum. Mix a cleaning solution of equal parts water and white vinegar or use a commercial cleaner designed for washing machines.
Pour the cleaning solution into the machine and run a hot cycle. Once the cycle is complete, wipe the inside of the machine with a cloth or towel to remove any remaining dirt or grime.
Finally, you will need to reassemble the washing machine. Reconnect the drain hose to the drain pipe and ensure that it is tightly secured. Turn on the power and run a test cycle to ensure that the washing machine is functioning correctly.
If you encounter any problems while carrying out this process, or if you require professional assistance from a drain cleaning company in Cumbria, call us at Drainage Cumbria. We are available to assist you 24/7 and ensure that your washing machine drain and pipes are cleaned effectively.
At Drainage Cumbria, we have built a reputation for providing fast, reliable, and affordable drain cleaning services to our clients across Cumbria and the North West of England.
Our experienced and qualified engineers are equipped with the latest tools and techniques to ensure that your drains are cleaned effectively and efficiently. We offer a 24/7 emergency callout service, so you can rest assured that we will be there when you need us.
In addition to our drain cleaning services, we also offer a range of other services, including CCTV drain surveys, drain repair, and maintenance services.
To learn more about our services, call us today on 01228 734162, or visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk. We look forward to assisting you with your drainage needs.