The number one thing that causes the Whirlpool Cabrio or the Maytag Bravos (Same Washer Different names) washer from draining is a clogged drain pump.
These particular washers have a 110v drain motor located underneath the washer.
In most instances you will find a blocked impeller on the drain pump/motor. The impeller is small and the area between the impeller and housing is even smaller so small items will get trapped inside.
I have seen several of the drain pumps fail but it’s not a super common issue. When these pumps start to fail you will notice the pump hesitates before it starts up.
To clear the drain impeller from a blockage the unit first needs to be unplugged. Below are the next steps to clearing a blocked impeller on a Cabiro or Bravos washing machine.
* Unplug the washer from the wall outlet.
* Bail out as much of the water inside the washer as possible.
* Tip the washer back against the wall.
* Place towels or rags under the washer near the right hand corner.
*Remove three 5/16 screws from the drain motor assembly.
* Remove the hose on the back right side of the drain pump. When you do this all the water left inside will rush out of the bottom. Have those towels handy.
* Disconnect the wires and remove the drain pump assembly from the bottom of the washer.
When you first look under the washer you will see two pumps that look identical. Once of the pumps is a recirculating motor and the other is the drain motor.
Pictured below is the view looking from the bottom of the washing machine with it tipped back against the wall.
The drain motor is on the right hand side with the blue wires going to it. The wires disconnect using a plug and play type connection. It’s very straight forward. By removing the pump all the way from the machine you will ensure nothing is stuck in the bottom of the tub and that the drain pump impeller is clear from debris.
Does your Whirlpool Cabrio not draining or Maytag Bravos not draining washer still have you stumped? Comment below or use the forum link at the top of this page. A factory trained appliance repair technician will be happy to assist you.