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Machine fills up then empties out

When my older whirpool washing machine fills up with water and reches its proper level, it begins to go out as if it is finished. When it gets low enough it will start to fill again.

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Re: Machine fills up then empties out

Lett, check your drain hose and make sure there is a gap in the drain inlet. Sounds like you are siphoning. The question is whether the timer is advancing or the pump is running during this draining. If so, you have a timer issue. If not, it's probably a siphoning problem. back.

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