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My kenmore washing machine will only fill partially and seems to be pumping out at the same time. What would cause this. Thanks, Jim

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If the top of the drain hose is to low, the machine will begin siphoning out the water once the water reaches the height of the bend in your drain hose. Solution - Attach the curve of the drain hose to the top back of the machine above the height of the water level in the machine. You may need to extend the drain hose if their isn't enough play in the hose. If this does not solve your problem. More information would be needed to give you other possible solutions.

One other possibility is that the drain hose is to tight in the stand-pipe and it is also creating a vaccum and siphoning out the water. Your local hardeware store should carry an anti-siphon valve that can be installed in the drain hose to fix the problem. Good Luck

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Check and make sure your drain hose is as high as 2/3 hight of washer ,,, if not it will drain as it fills ,, also make sure the drain hose is free and not down in the drain pipe to far / larry

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