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Kenmore fabric care washing machine FLOODING

During filling water starts to flood out of the "drain in" area of the back of the washer. Lots of water. 30-40 large buckets before I caught it.

It has worked fine up until this point and I have not changed any settings or performed any maintenance. Is something blocking the water from filling the washer and diverting out the "drain in" pipe in the back?

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  • skistylie Jan 04, 2009

    No, not in the wall, the back of the machine...The picture below illustrates the "drain in" port the water flows out of. (circled).

    does this help. To my knowledge there has never been anything on or covering the port and it has never leaked water or flooded until now.

    Does anyone know a reason this may be happening?


  • skistylie Jan 04, 2009

    yes... I have looked at the line, but don't know why it is pumping water out.

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So the water is backing out of your standpie in your wall? If it is flooding from the wall you need a plumber to snake it. that would not be a problem with the washer.

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  • erica graber Jan 04, 2009

    that would be your drain line to the pump. you can see all the machanics of the washer if you tip the unit back a little and look up. but not all the way flat because that could missalign some things. i usually tip back put my tool bag under it to prop up against the wall you will see the whole line from where it is leaking to the pump

  • erica graber Jan 05, 2009

    ok that is the drain line so yes it is supposed to pump water out of that line. I see that you removed the rest of the drain line that goes into the stand pipe. if the problem that you can see is what is circled then you need a new hose from pump to cabinet.

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