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FIXED EIFLW55HIW0 Electrolux Washer starts each cycle by draining


Premium Member
Jul 26, 2022
South Carolina
Model Number
More than 10 years
I inherited an Electrolux front load washer & dryer when I bought my home last fall. The house was vacant for several years and only a single man lived here for a while before that. Everything seems to work ok. Model

EIFLW55HIW0 with build date of 2009. Is it normal that every time I turn the washer on it seems to drain water from somewhere? Where is that water sitting between loads and why? There's no easily accessible filter to check/clean or replace.
Yes, some models do drain first before they start a new load and fill the tub.

Other than that its working fine?

To access the drain pump--->Pull the washer out from the wall then unplug it, then remove the back access panel then you will see your drain pump mounted on the base of your washer.

When you remove the rubber hoses to the drain pump, some water left in your washer will come out on your floor, get a big old towel to soak up water that comes out.

Its normal to have a little water in the bottom of the outer tub assembly drain port.

Here's the drain pump for your model:
Drain Pump 137038700

Thank you Jake but I'm a 60 yo disabled woman living alone. I'm lucky I can load and unload the machines myself. They seem to be functioning properly but I keep reading about how you have to clean filters and I can't find any to clean. I'd rather not pay a repair service to tell me everything's fine, so if it's OK that water is sitting somewhere in the system between loads I'll just let it go.
No filters, you are correct.

so if it's OK that water is sitting somewhere in the system between loads I'll just let it go
Yes, that would be fine to do.


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