How do you drain a Whirlpool Cabrio washer?


Quick Answer

To drain a Whirlpool Cabrio washer, unplug the washing machine from the electrical outlet, disconnect the drain hoses and remove the drain pump. The Cabrio washer likely has a broken or clogged drain pump that is preventing it from draining.

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Full Answer

The following steps outline how to disconnect the drain hoses and drain pump on the Whirlpool Cabrio washer.

Step 1: Unplug the washing machine from the electrical outlet.

Never perform any maintenance on a machine that is still connected to electricity.

Step 2: Remove as much excess water from the drum as possible.

Water will end up on the floor once the drain hoses are disconnected, so remove excess water with a wet/dry vacuum, or manually with a cup or bucket.

Step 3: Tilt the washer back, exposing the bottom.

Safely secure the washer against a wall or with sturdy blocks.

Step 4: Place towels or a shallow bucket under the washer.

Place the towels or bucket as close to the drain hoses as possible, near the right hand corner.

Step 5: Remove the screws surrounding the drain motor assembly.

There should be three screws.

Step 6: Remove the drain hose.

Use the towels or bucket to catch the excess water.

Step 7: Remove the drain pump assembly.

There should be two motors, and the drain pump motor should be the motor with the blue wires. Disconnect the wires to remove the assembly.

Step 8: Clear away any debris.

Clean out any clogs from the motor's impeller or from the bottom of the tub so the machine can drain properly.

Step 9: Reassemble the machine.

A clogged drain pump can cause the machine to malfunction, but draining the drum and clearing away debris can usually rectify the issue.

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