Do you have a Samsung washing machine? If so, you know these machines have a reputation for being reliable. At the same time, they can malfunction occasionally, leading to a source of frustration. Therefore, you need to understand some of the most common reasons why a Samsung washing machine might not drain.

There are several reasons why your Samsung washing machine might not drain appropriately. Some of the most common reasons include a malfunction with the drain pump, a clogged hose at the back, a problem with the door lock motor, or an issue with the lid switch assembly. If you have a systematic approach you can follow to address drainage problems with your Samsung washing machine, you should be able to get it working again.

We have worked with a wide variety of Samsung washing machines. Therefore, we have a lot of experience working with the issues listed above. Take a look at the results of our research, and see if you can figure out why your Samsung washing machine is not behaving as it should.

So, are you ready to explore why your Samsung washing machine might not be draining appropriately? If so, let’s get started! 

Materials Needed To Address Your Samsung Washing Machine

Before you can fix your Samsung washing machine, you need to make sure you have the right materials. Of course, you need to have access to the washing machine itself. Furthermore, you need to have the manual with you. That way, you can figure out where the parts are located, and what type of work you might need to do to remove or replace a specific part.

You may also want to have tools you can use to remove clogs from your washing machine. For example, you might want to have a snake device, a few towels, and a powerful cleaning solution. That way, you can remove any of the obstructions and test the washing machine further.

Once you have all the materials you need, it is time to get started fixing your washing machine. 

6 Steps To Follow: Fix Your Samsung Washing Machine

If you are ready to fix your Samsung washing machine, there are several steps you need to follow. These include:

Step 1: Take a Closer Look at the Drain Pump

The first thing you need to do is take a closer look at the drain pump. Depending on the exact type of washing machine you have, the drain pump could be located in a separate area. You should take a look at the manual to figure out where the drain pump is situated.

There are several reasons why the drain pump might be clogged. The most common reasons include small articles of clothing and small toys. If you have kids living in your home, you need to check their pockets before you throw the clothes in the washing machine. That way, you can avoid having small objects clog the drain pump itself.

You should be able to remove the drain pump. You may need a screwdriver to do so. If you can take off the drain pump, you can get a closer look at the inside of it. This might make it easier for you to remove any obstructions that might be present.

If you are confident that you have removed any obstructions and the drain pump, and the drain pump is still making a lot of noise during the wash cycle, you may need to replace the drain pump entirely. You should take a look at the price of the drain pump and compare it to the price of the washing machine. That way, you can see if it is worth it or not. 

Hand taking out debris from drain filter
There might be a clog in the pump filter that is restricting or completely preventing the water from going through the pump.

Step 2: A Hose Is Clogged

It is also possible that the hose connecting the drain pump to the washing machine has gotten clogged as well. Again, the most common sources of these clogs include articles of clothing and small toys. Therefore, you need to check the pockets of all clothing items thoroughly to make sure they do not get clogged in the drain system.

Similar to the drain pump, you should be able to remove the hoses of the washing machine as well. You may need to use a snake device, plunging it through the hose to remove any obstructions that might be present. Once you are confident you have removed everything, you should reattach the hose and see if you can get it to work again. Hopefully, this cleared out the clock. If it did not, you may need to replace the hose. Fortunately, washing machine hoses are not that expensive.

Step 3: The Door Lock Motor Is Bad

Another possible reason why your Samsung washing machine might not be draining is that it believes the door is not working appropriately. Your Samsung washing machine is not going to start operating until it is confident the door has been completely closed. If the Samsung washing machine believes the washing machine is still open, it is not going to operate, which means it will not drain.

There are two possible reasons why your Samsung washing machine may believe the door is still open. The first has to do with the door lock motor. The door lock motor can fail either electrically or mechanically. Take a closer look at the door lock. Look for any signs of damage. You may see areas where the motor has been stripped, or it may even look rusted over.

You may even need access to a multimeter to test the door lock motor itself. Check and see if there is current going through the door lock. If there is still a strong current going through, then this is a sign the door lock is good. You may need to move on to a separate area.

If you are not detecting any current going through the door lock motor, then it needs to be replaced. Again, take a look and see if the cost of replacing the door lock motor is worth it. 

Step 4: Check the Lid Switch Assembly

If the door lock motor is fine, it is time to move on to the lid switch assembly. The lid switch assembly is responsible for preventing the washer from spinning when the lid is open. When you close the lid, the lid switch assembly should give the washer permission to spin and drain. If the lid switch assembly is defective, the washing machine may believe the lid is still open, so it will not drain.

You need to take a look at the lid switch assembly and see if it is operating appropriately. To do so, you need to have access to a multimeter. If the lid switch does not have enough continuity, it will not work properly. Therefore, you may need to replace the entire lid switch assembly itself. 

Step 5: Check the Water Pump Belt

The vast majority of new washing machines do not have a water pump belt; however, if you are using an older washing machine, you may still have one. Take a look at the manual and see if you have a water pump belt. If you have one, this could be the reason why the washing machine is not draining appropriately.

If the washing machine water belt pump is worn out or broken, the washer will not work appropriately. You may need to replace the water pump belt if it shows signs of excessive wear and tear. Your manual should let you know exactly what type of water pump belt you need. 

Step 6: Investigate the Coin Trap

Finally, if you have a really old washing machine, there is a chance the coin trap may be the issue. The point rap is responsible for trapping any foreign objects that might otherwise end up in the drain. You need to clean the coin trap periodically if you have one. As the name suggests, it has been specifically designed to trap coins. 

There are a number of objects you may find in the coin trap. This could include coins, small toys, and even small articles of clothing that may have degraded over time. If the coin trap is clogged, the washing machine will not drain, so you need to make sure you clean it thoroughly.

Hand holding a coin trap
 The coin trap is designed to catch small dedicates, jewelry and coins, so they do not cause clogs deeper in the system.

You may even want to use a powerful cleaning solution to remove any crime that could be on the edge of the coin trap. That way, it will not get clogged so easily. If you need help finding, accessing, or cleaning the coin trap, you may want to reach out to a professional who can help you.

Make sure you go through this list of causes and see if you can get your Samsung washing machine to drain appropriately once again. 

Fix a Samsung Washing Machine That Won’t Drain

These are just a few of the most common reasons why your Samsung washing machine might not be draining appropriately. You need to take a closer look at the drain pump, and you need to make sure there is not a clog present in the washing machine itself. You may also want to take a look at the door motor and the lid switch assembly.

If you have to replace a part of your Samsung washing machine, you may want to reach out to a professional who can help you. That way, you can figure out how expensive this is going to be, how much a new washing machine is going to be, and whether it is worth it for you. Finally, if you maintain your washing machine appropriately, you should be able to minimize the risk of developing issues with your Samsung washing machine.

Even though your Samsung washing machine probably has a reputation for being durable, you still need to take care of it. That way, you can get as many years of use out of it as possible and you can reduce your chances of having to go through an expensive repair process.