Forced draining of water from the Gorenje washing machine

Forced draining of water from the Gorenje washing machine

There is a situation in the life of every housewife when you need to urgently get rid of the water in the washing machine tank. Of course, you can simply disconnect the machine from the power supply, unscrew the garbage filter and drain all the waste liquid into a previously prepared container. However, such an action can lead not only to flooding of the floor covering and neighbors below, but also to damage to the CM control module. That is why it is important to be able to safely drain water from a Gorenje washing machine, which is what we will look at today in this article.

We give the command to drain

The easiest and safest way is to use a hardware forced drain of water, for which the manufacturer has allocated a special combination of buttons on the dashboard. The user only needs to press a few keys for the “home assistant” to initiate draining of the waste liquid. The launch of this process varies depending on the model of the Gorenje washing machine, so it needs to be disassembled in detail.

  • If you are using an old-style machine that is 10 or more years old, then the drain on it can be activated by the programmer, which is responsible for selecting the washing mode. To do this, stop the current working cycle with the “Start/Pause” key, turn the programmer to the “Drain water” position, and then press the “Start/Pause” key again. After this, the device will immediately activate the drain, which will take no more than 90 seconds, even if the tank was full.
  • If you have newer equipment, but it is from the budget segment and does not have a display, then you can get rid of the water in it using the “Spin” key. A beginner may be confused by the fact that initially this button is responsible for a completely different function, but it is also intended for draining waste fluid. To do this, you need to stop the current program using the “Start/Pause” key, and then press the “Spin” key until the light opposite the pelvis icon with an up arrow is activated. Activation of this LED means the start of the drain, for which you need to press “Start/Pause” again.
  • Finally, if you have a brand new “home assistant” with a modern touch screen, then turning on the drain is even easier. Use a separate key to stop the current working cycle, go to the touch panel menu, select the “Options” section there, and then “Drain.” Afterwards, all that remains is to activate the function with the “Start” button.

Thus, regardless of the model of the Gorenje washing machine, starting the drain is carried out in just a few steps, which any user can handle.

Getting rid of water manually

Unfortunately, sometimes forced drainage of water is not available for one reason or another. If your device suddenly breaks down and does not respond to commands, you will have to do it yourself. In this situation, you can use one of two elements:

  • Drain hose,
  • Garbage filter.

It is easiest to use a sleeve, so let us check that first. Due to the fact that most of the company's washing machines do not have a non-return valve installed in the drainage, it does not have a siphon effect. This is rather an advantage in this situation, because you can simply lower the hose below the level of the tank in order to run water through the pipes. The waste liquid will quickly leave with virtually no effort on the part of the SM owner.

In a situation where it is not possible to correct the situation using a drain hose, you should use a drain filter, which must first be removed. What should I do for this?

  • Disconnect the washing machine from all communications.
  • Prepare a large container for water to avoid flooding the floors.
  • Pry up the decorative panel from the bottom of the washer and remove it.
  • Look for the drain filter, which looks like a large black plug.
  • Place a prepared container under it.
  • Carefully unscrew the cap clockwise.
  • Wait until all the waste fluid has drained.

If it turns out that the drain filter is open, but the water still does not drain, then you need to carefully examine the pipe that comes from the tank. The problem may be that it is clogged to such an extent that dirt is preventing water from going down the drain. In such a situation, you need to unhook the element and rinse it thoroughly with a powerful stream of warm water from the tap.

Why does the machine not remove water on its own?

If the Gorenje washing machine stopped draining water into the sewer, this could happen due to several malfunctions at once. This could be a clogged drain filter, or even damage to the SM control module. It is also unpleasant that it is difficult to find the cause of the problem due to the fact that breakdowns manifest themselves with similar symptoms. Because of this, you will have to take turns examining all possible nodes that could affect the drainage problems.

At the same time, it is very convenient that new household appliances are able to independently find a problem using a smart diagnostic system. You just need to start the self-diagnosis mode, and the machine will carefully check all its key components, and then report the test result. If something is wrong, the user will be informed by a special error code on the display or an active indication on the dashboard. Then all that remains is to decrypt the message using the official user manual.

Usually, sewage remains in the system rather than going down the drain due to a number of possible problems. We will briefly analyze each of them so that you know how to deal with them at home.

  • The external sewer is clogged. First of all, you should make sure that the problem is not in the house or apartment. Very often there is no drainage due to a blockage in the central sewer or siphon. To confirm or refute this theory, simply check your bathtub, or sink drain.
  • The internal drain is clogged. The problem may also be a blockage in the drain system of the machine. This is affected not only by dirt, threads, wool, and foreign objects from clothing, but also by pollution from hard, poor-quality tap water. All this accumulates inside the drain filter, pipes and drain hose, which need to be cleaned from time to time.
  • Damaged pump. If your pump is faulty, you can tell by a strong hum during the operating cycle and a lack of drainage due to the fact that the element is not able to do its job efficiently. This can happen not only due to a short circuit, but also due to natural wear and tear, as well as the impeller, which can be blocked by various contaminants.
  • Faulty CM control module. The “brain” of the washing machine may also fail which is why the waste liquid will not go down the drain. Usually, the module breaks down due to a manufacturing defect, a sudden voltage drops in the network and a short circuit.
  • Wrong hose selected. Washing machines pump water into the drain using a pump with a certain power, which is designed for a standard drain hose 1.5 meters long. If you install the hose at 2 or more meters, the pump may not cope with its duties, so the waste liquid will simply return back to the system.

Finally, one can never rule out the banal inattention of the owner of household appliances. Often people mistakenly activate the dry wash mode or accidentally turn it off manually. That is why you shouldn’t rush into diagnostics and repairs, because everything may be fine, you just need to additionally configure the dashboard of the Gorenje automatic SM.