How to clean a washer drain

Sometimes the washer drain may be covered with dirt, small pieces of clothing, change or other things that could be present when you try to wash your clothes. A stuck washer drain can lead to ineffective drainage of water, which can lead to wet, clothes smell musty. Cleaning the washer drain is a simple process, and once it is complete you will enjoy better performance from your washer.


  1. Locate the drain line at the back of the washer. It will be a large, flexible pipe, attached to the back of the washer with a plate and screws.
  2. Remove the plate screws and take the washer tube. Keep on the bucket to empty the water that may still be in the drain.
  3. Insert the snake plumbing into the drain tube and insert until you find the obstruction. Once you have felt the blockage, press and turn the plumbing snake so you get a grip can be whatever the age of the block.
  4. Pull the snake plumbing slowly out of the end of the drain pipe. The element causing the obstruction must come out with it. Grasp the drain tube over the hub as you pull the clog, as it may be dirty. Discard the element causing the obstruction.
  5. Replace the drain using the pipe plate and replace the screws. Squeeze in.
  6. Run a cycle without clothes thought the washer to clean any remaining debris from the drain.

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