How to Manually Drain Water From a Kenmore Washing Machine

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Keep additional buckets handy in case the first one fills up before all the water is drained.

Kenmore washing machines are produced with a wide variety of functions and features. Every Kenmore model has the same type of water draining system that removes water from the washer tub at various points during the wash cycle. If the control panel or water sensors become damaged, the washer may not automatically drain. In these situations, the water needs to be manually drained before the washer can be serviced.


Step 1

Pull the washer away from the wall until you have enough room to access the back panel of the machine.

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Step 2

Place the bucket behind the washer next to the drain hose.

Step 3

Unhook the drain hose from the drainpipe. Lower the end of the drain hose to the bottom of the bucket. Gravity causes the water to run from the washer into the bucket. You may need to tilt the bucket slightly sideways to get the drain hose low enough to get the water flowing.

Step 4

Squeeze the locking pin on the end of the drain hose that is connected to the back of the washer if you will be draining the water into a floor drain. Pull the hose away from the washer to disconnect it. The water will pour out as soon as the hose is disconnected.


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