There is a drain hose connected to the washer which goes up and behind the washer into a sort of pipe (sorry I'm not very 'techy' in talking about these things--I don't always know what to call them) that I think is part of the drainage system (?sewage system) for the house. I have observed this closely from the beginning of this problem and all seems to be working well there. When the washer drains, the water goes through the drainage hose and up into where the drainage hose fits into this pipe. There is no moisture or any wetness around that area that would make me think it was malfunctioning.
Should there be a drain underneath the machine as well? It is completely carpeted over underneath the machine. I rent this house, and as far as I know, it's always been this way, though . I would think some wetness would have been noted before now if it drained that way.
Wow, this is very interesting. If this is the case...I'm guessing I should call a plumber instead of the washing machine repairman?