Magic Chef washing machine not draining.

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    Default Magic Chef washing machine not draining.

    I have a ~15 year old Magic Chef top load washing machine that has been working fine for years. During the last load it didn't drain prior to the final spin cycle. I don't know the model number off hand, but it's a very basic model without any sort of computer control. After taking a look at the components, I'm at a loss as to what's wrong. The drain line coming out of the pump is not clogged. The drain line from the tub to the pump is not clogged. The belt driving the pump seems to work just fine. The pump itself spins fine and shows no signs of damage to the impeller. The tub itself spins, although it isn't happy about being asked to do so at spin speeds when filled with water. The lid switch functions correctly. After stopping the washer, I was able to drain the tub through the line into a bucket.

    My checklist for diagnosing a tub that won't drain is (1) clogged line, (2) damaged pump, (3) bad belt, (4) lid switch, but I don't see any problems here, but clearly something's wrong. My next step is to reassemble and see if it happens to work now, but I want to know if there are other things I should check before giving that a try. Any ideas?

    TIA.

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    Hi,

    I have a ~15 year old Magic Chef top load washing machine
    Will need the full model# for sure.
    Where is my Model Number? | Appliance Aid Some model# helps.

    During the last load it didn't drain prior to the final spin cycle.
    Most Magic Chef washers won't, they spin and drain at the same time.

    jeff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    Will need the full model# for sure.
    Sorry, W205KV (revision A)

    Quote Originally Posted by Me
    During the last load it didn't drain prior to the final spin cycle.
    Most Magic Chef washers won't, they spin and drain at the same time.
    Let me rephrase this. During the final spin cycle, water wasn't draining from the basin.

    Thanks.

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    Let me rephrase this. During the final spin cycle, water wasn't draining from the basin
    The tub itself spins, although it isn't happy about being asked to do so at spin speeds when filled with water.
    W205KV
    This is an forward/reversing washing machine....motor runs in one direction for agitation and in the other direction for spin and drain.
    If the washer is spinning for sure but not draining the water, the motor must be reversing = timer is working, motor is working, belt should be ok, lid switch should be ok.
    Leaves a possible bad drain pump or something floating around inside ( coin, button, etc ) intermittently stopping the water flow from draining. Definetly the impeller could have broken free inside the drain pump. Pump might be seizing up and jamming.
    Those are the things I would check.

    If needed:

    Magic Chef washing machine not draining.-drain-pump-wp35-6465-00892808-jpg Washing machine drain pump assembly

    jeff.
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