Wait to see if the water will drain on its own since there may be delays of up to three minutes between cycles.
Unplug the washing machine to avoid risk of electric shock.
Confirm that the drain hose is not "kinked," or trying to drain from a height of more than 8 feet from the floor.
Remove the front service panel at the bottom of the washing machine by unscrewing the three small screws using a screwdriver.
Drain the tub by opening the drain plug, which is located under the washer door adjacent to the pump. Use a bucket or large plastic bag to contain the water.
Clean any lint, coins, pens, screws, clothing or other items out of the drain.
Blow into the drain hose to determine if there is anything clogging it.
Feel the pump. If it is hot, it may also be clogged. Remove the pump, open the tension clips and remove any debris from inside the pump.
Reassemble the pump. You may need to replace the factory-supplied tension clips with metal screw clamps.