If your washing machine won’t drain, the problem is most likely in the drain hose or the pump. Since your washing machine is filling up with water, you can rest assured that the motor is working correctly. If your washing machine spins or runs through a cycle, then you can be sure that the belt is ok. Since the washer fills and spins, you should begin by checking the washing machine drain hose and make sure that it isn’t cinched up or have any kinks in it.

You should also lift the washing machine lid and examine the tab that rests under the lid. This tab connects to a switch on the washing machine. If it is broken, the washing machine will turn off and won’t drain thoroughly. If the tab is broken, you can try to fix it yourself, however, you may find that it is best to have a professional repair it for you.

In addition, if your problem isn’t in the lid switch and you’ve checked the drain hose and found that it isn’t kinked, then the problem may be that the water pump is broken. You will need to have a plumber look at it.

Author's Bio: 

This article has been provided courtesy of eLocalPlumbers.com (www.elocalplumbers.com), the nation's #1 directory of local plumbers. Find a local plumber or plumbing contractor by zip code and get free plumbing tips and advice at eLocalPlumbers.com.