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Washer keeps draining

My washer keeps running the water and wont fill. It just keeps running water what can I do.

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  • yvetterick Jan 04, 2009

    My washer keeps filling/draing, but even if turn washer to off, unplug washer, etc., it still keeps filling. We have to actually turn the water valve off. Need help asap as we cannot use our water in house.

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Sounds like you may have a siphoning problem. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

Double check your installation and drain hose placement. You need to ensure you have an air gap to break the suction caused by the drain line. In the event that this is not a simple siphoning issue, please let me know if you require additional assistance. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • Julie M Feb 06, 2014

    Thanks Jeff, you saved the day! I followed your directions and my washer is as good as new.

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My washer wont fill up and keeps draining

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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You may be experiencing what is known as "siphoning".  If you have your drain hose shoved too far down in the drain standpipe, or if you have the top of the standpipe opening sealed off, sometimes it creates a vacuum and will cause the washer to drain constantly drain.  You need an air gap in order to prevent this.  Double check your drain hoses for the following:

1. Make sure the hose is only placed in the standpipe about 3 to 4 inches.  If it is sitting so far down in the pipe that it is resting in the trap where all the water is it will siphon.

2. Check the opening around the top of the standpipe where the hose rests.  Makes sure there is still an air gap around the hose.  That is, make sure the hose isn't seated so tight that it seals off the standpipe completely.  This will cause siphoning.

3. Make sure you haven't placed anything around the standpipe opening.  Many people will wrap old towels or wash cloths around the opening in order to prevent overflows and odors coming back up through the pipe.  In doing so, they often inadvertently seal off the standpipe and cause a siphoning problem.

Last of all, the standpipe should be about 36 inches from the floor.  If your drain line is sitting too low it can also cause siphoning issues.

I know I'm keying in on this drain line issue quite a bit here.  There are some other things that can cause water levels in a washer to drop, but you mentioned nothing about any leaks and this is the most common problem.  You will know for sure if you pull the drain hose out of the standpipe and suddenly hear a sucking noise.  This is air being reintroduced through the drain line.  I hope you find this information helpful. 

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too. Height of exit hose (behind machine) should be approx 3 feet from ground level when you are re-fitting.

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Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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SOURCE: water just drains, wont fill up washer

the top of the hose must be higher than the water level in the washer for proper operation

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the drain house should be loose yet fit securely. do not seal the drain hose with tape the hoese needs and air gap

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: washer fills up than starts draining while in wash cycle

Hello , here is the fix-your drain hose is placed to low in the drain line in the wall, it can not be placed in water or it will siphon the water out of your washer into the drain pipe and it wont stop until it hits air. try pulling your drain hose up and out of the drain and get a zip tie or cable and tie it to one of the water valves by the drain pipe placing the end of the drain hose about 5-6 inches inside the drain pipe. Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck it will work.

Phil

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: water wont fill washer. The water currently in

The pump is probably clogged with a coin. Pull off the hoses and check the pump. Make sure you put a pan under the hoses to catch the water

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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