The washing machine does not switch from washing to rinsing

The washing machine does not switch from washing to rinsing

It is very unpleasant when the automatic machine washes things and then freezes without starting to rinse. As a result, the laundry remains locked in the drum, and the tub fills with soapy water. In such a situation, you must restart the equipment, activate the drain, and rinse things manually.

If this scenario is repeated regularly, you must discover why the washing machine does not go into rinse mode. The reasons can be very different, from malfunctions in the drain system to problems with electronics. Let's figure out where to start diagnosing.

The problem is not with the machine.

When the machine does not switch from washing to rinsing, it freezes in the middle of the cycle with a full water tank. It is impossible to ignore such a problem. You will have to perform diagnostics of the machine and check its main components for serviceability. Of course, it is easier to pay and entrust the repair to the specialists of the service center, but you can fix the problem yourself. Let's figure out what to do first.

Experts recommend that before diagnosing, make sure that nothing makes it difficult to drain the water outside the machine. Therefore, the drainage hose is inspected first. See if the sleeve is kinked. Perhaps he got under the leg of the washer and is now transferred, so the water does not leave the tank. If everything is in order with the groove, check the sewer.

Sometimes the liquid is not removed from the washer because of a blockage in the common house riser or siphon. If the water drains poorly from the bath and washbasin, you will have to clean the sewer pipe. For this work, it is better to invite a plumber.


If no external factors prevent the water from draining, we must seek the cause inside the washing machine. You will have to perform comprehensive equipment diagnostics and check each node, the failure of which can provoke a freeze. We will provide detailed instructions on what to do next.

What is most likely broken in SM?

Do not panic if the automatic machine refuses to rinse and wring out things. It's not always a big deal. It happens that a trifling problem leads to a freeze of the washer. Therefore, it is often possible to determine the nature of the malfunction without resorting to specialists' help.

What usually causes this problem? In most cases, the washing machine does not start rinsing due to a blockage in the drain system, a pump breakdown, a pressure switch failure, or damage to the control module. Let's figure out how a particular node can affect the operation of the machine.

  • Blockage. In addition to the drain hose, a garbage filter or a pipe connecting the tank to the pump can become clogged. So, a coin that gets into the washer can disrupt the normal outflow of liquid. Drainage is blocked, so the machine freezes in the middle of the cycle without starting to rinse. In this case, you will have to clean the named elements.
  • Water pump. She is responsible for pumping out the waste fluid from the system. In the event of an element failure, the machine will remain standing with a full tank. If the problem is a blockage, it is enough to clean the impeller. If the pump burns out, it will need to replace.
  • Level sensor. An incorrectly working pressure switch gives the brain erroneous information. For example, it notifies that the tank is empty while soapy water is inside the machine. Therefore, the drain does not start, and the washing machine does not start rinsing.
  • Electronic module. A failed control board is another possible culprit. When the processor fails, the operation of the machine is disrupted, so it may well freeze.

First is the drainage system check, and then the water level sensor is checked. It is these breakdowns that are most typical for washing machines. Next, the pump is inspected, and finally, the electronic module is.

Filter element or hose

If the machine did not start rinsing and hung full of water, you must first empty the washer. Then, the liquid drains through the garbage filter - at the same time, this element check for clogging. You should act like this:

  • Unplug the machine's power cord from the socket,
  • Close the tap on the water pipe,
  • Unhook the lower bezel or open the technical hatch (depending on the CMA model, the garbage filter is hidden behind one of these elements),
  • place unnecessary rags around the machine,
  • substitute a container for collecting water under the bottom of the machine in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe garbage,
  • Unscrew the filter plug half a turn,
  • Collect the soapy liquid in a basin.


When the tank is empty, it will unlock the door lock - then it will be possible to get things out of the drum. Next, rinse the trash filter in warm water and shine a flashlight into the hole where inserted it. If there is debris inside, remove it.

It is also imperative to feel the drain hose along its entire length. Debris has likely accumulated there. Finding a lump, clean the sleeve with a long wire bent at the end. Additionally, the groove is washed under the tap.

Possibly a broken pump.

Usually, the pump does not break down suddenly, and the machine begins to show signs of a problem in advance. For example, if you noticed that previous cycles lasted longer than usual and a strong hum accompanied the pumping out of the water, the pump would most likely be the culprit. If you do not respond to such symptoms, the node will still fail after a while.

The drain pump may stop working due to the following reasons:

  • Blockage - in this case, the movement of the impeller block by debris,
  • Breakdowns.

Pump problems can solve by yourself. First, you must lay the automatic machine on its left side to get to the element. If there is no bottom, well - access to the pump will be immediate. Then, when the pallet is available, disconnect it from the body.

Next, you need to unhook the pump from the snail and carefully examine it. If there is a lot of debris or a foreign object stuck between the impeller blades, clean them. The part is checked with a multimeter when there are no visual defects. A blown drain pump cannot be repaired and must replace.

By attaching the ohmmeter probes to the pump contacts, evaluate the readings on the device screen. Zero or one will indicate the need to replace the pump. In addition, the tester will display a three-digit number if the problem is in the control module.

Electronics problems

In rare cases, the automatic machine does not start rinsing due to problems with the electronics. For example, it may break the integrity of the wiring, or the semiconductor may fail. To reanimate the washer, you must ring the entire circuit from the control board to the pump and water level sensor.

If the board burn out, it is better to seek qualified help. Climbing into the brain of the washer without having the necessary knowledge is not worth it. You can only harm the home assistant. Therefore, it is advisable to entrust the repair of electronics to the specialists of the service center.