You automatically assume washers drain by themselves. However, that isn’t always the case.
As with all appliances, your Samsung washer can inevitably face issues with damaged parts or blockages.
If that is the case, then manually draining the water is what you’ll need to do. You need to drain the water before any further work can be done on your Samsung washer.
How to Drain Samsung Washer
First, cut the water supply. After the water supply is cut off, you want to check both the drain hose and the drain pump. Your Samsung washer may be blocked or clogged in either the drain hose or drain pump. Otherwise, to fix the issue, you need to drain it yourself.
Cut Off the Water Supply
If your Samsung water is not draining on its own, you need to first cut off the water supply.
You want to turn off the washer and disconnect the water if there is an excess of water entering the machine.
The Most Common Cause of Water Not Draining in a Samsung Washer
Oftentimes, the cause of water not draining in your Samsung washer is very simple to fix.
If you find that your washer is spinning, but is not draining properly, or will spin and then alert you that you need to redistribute, there is likely a blockage.
Your Samsung washer can be thrown off by even one piece of misplaced clothing.
When clothing gets stuck over the drain hose or between the clothing tub and the other tub, your Samsung washer will not drain and you will be left with a soppy wet mess.
How to Quickly Drain Your Samsung Washer
Firstly, disconnect the power from your Samsung washer. After it is disconnected, open the filter cover.
After doing this, you will see an emergency drain cap. Turn this to the left.
Slowly pull the cap and remove the line about six inches.
After doing this, water should begin to flow into the washer. Slowly let it fill until the water stops.
Once the water has stopped draining, reattach the emergency cap. Replace the cover of the filter and try to run a test cycle.
If a test cycle doesn’t work, you may be facing a foreign object that is stuck deeper inside your Samsung washer.
Front-Load Washer Filters
If you have a front-load washer, the first place that you should look is in the debris filter. This is a panel located in the front.
This filter has direct access to the drain pump. As a result, if anything is caught in the filter, your drain pump can be affected.
The debris filter needs to be cleaned regularly, otherwise, the chance of a clog is inevitable.
Run a Trial Cycle
After checking the filter in front of the drain pump, try and run the washer on an empty cycle.
If you have removed the blockage correctly, you should be able to run the rest of the cycle without problems.
If this doesn’t work, then the issue is deeper in the system.
Manually Drain the Washer
If your Samsung washer still does not drain after checking the basics, you are going to have to look deeper.
First, get a bucket. You will have to take out the standing water manually.
Once clearing out all the water that has been left standing in your Samsung washer, you can access and check key parts easily.
Check the Drain Hoses
If there is nothing in the filter, you need to remove it and check the drain hoses.
Oftentimes, clothing can be sucked into the drain hose and then become lodged.
Even if there is nothing visible, it’s still good practice to remove the hoses.
With water pressure, any foreign object can be lodged down further than meets the eye.
Force Your Samsung Washer to Drain
If all else fails, you can drain your washer from the back.
You want to disconnect your washer from both the power and the water supply and pull it away from the wall. Get it as close to the drain on your floor as possible.
If there isn’t one, I recommend that you lay down a bunch of towels to absorb the water.
When you’re looking at the back of the machine you will find three hoses, red, blue, and gray.
Disconnect the hoses from your Samsung washer and hold them elevated to prevent any further water from draining from them.
Drain the hoses into a bucket and dump the water elsewhere.
Reset Your Samsung Washer
Sometimes your Samsung washer may just need a reset to get it to drain properly.
To reset your Samsung washer, first, disconnect your washer from power, you want to leave it disconnected for about 5 to ten minutes.
After that period, reconnect your Samsung washer to power and try to run a wash cycle.
Monitoring the cycle after a reset can further help you pinpoint the possible location of the issue.
Frequently Asked Questions About How to Drain Samsung Washer
What causes my Samsung washer to have draining issues?
There are various reasons that your Samsung washer is not draining. As a rule of thumb, you should first assume that there is a blockage. It is easy for clothing to get trapped or misplaced during a cycle.
Can I drain my washer mid-cycle?
You can drain your washer mid-cycle. The easiest way to do this is to press the start/pause button on your washer. This will allow you to kick your washer into the drain cycle.
You can run into issues with your Samsun washer getting blocked, having technical issues, or simply needing to be reset.
To fully check your washer, you can drain your washer either through troubleshooting or manually draining it.