Question about Whirlpool WFW8300SW
My MAH9700 pours water all over during fill and rinse. A repairman told me to contact Maytag for a new door gasket, and left. I opened the soap-fill drawer at the wash start and found water not draining into the drum fast enough, causing overflow down front on to the floor. If I hit pause and wait for it to drain (babysit the entire wash/rinse) it's ok. All hose clamps are ok and there's no kink or visible problem with the drain hole. Could this be as simple as a water pressure problem? I have the same issue with the Whirlpool WFW8300SW01 (Duet Sport). I've checked the drain at the bottom, pulled some stuff out, yet there is no change in the problem. If I leave the drain open at the bottom, the water (left over from the waterfall in the dispenser) will slowly drain out. Otherwise the it just sits there.
I'm guessing, what with this having been posted nearly a year ago, that this has been resolved, one way or another, but I thought I would post this solution for the benefit of others:
We had this same problem, where water was flowing out from underneath the detergent dispenser. The problem we had was a blockage between the dispenser and the drum, so after taking the console and door-panel off the washer, I removed that black tube from the dispenser to the drum and pulled out the matted-up sock which had somehow made its way there. Good luck!
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
We had the same problem and I just fixed it based on advice here and other websites. I used a slightly different approach and came at it from the top side. I think it may be more work from that direction but eventually I got to a sock stuck between the drum and the watersupply hose coming from the detergent bin.
DONT FORGET, if you have something stuck in this location, you may also have some things stuck in the drain trap under the drum. 2 weeks prior we had a leak from the bottom of the washer and from advice on this site and others I pulled the 3 screws that attach the bottom panel (pull drawer out and look for screws) and unscrewed the drain trap to find it was loaded with socks.
I think the moral of the story here is to buy a mesh bag of some sort and put small items in it. Kids socks, washcloths, etc slip in between the washer seal and clog these two locations. The washer really does eat socks. :-)
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
I just wanted to thank-you for posting this solution(#2). We had a washcloth stuck in ours! You have saved us $$$$!
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
Buy a new washer
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello - There are several things that could cause the fabric softener to not dispense into the washer. Are you sure the liquid in the dispenser after the wash is fabric softener? If it is fabric softener, the solenoid that lets the water into the dispenser is not working. This solenoid is located on the back of the dispenser. It only gets voltage during the dispense time and fills the fabric softener dispenser with water. The fabric softener dispenser fills while the washer is filling for the rinse cycle.
When the washer begins to fill for the rinse cycle, the fabric softener solenoid is energized and water flows into the fabric softener dispenser cup. When the cup is full the water siphons out and softener and water flow into the tub.
If the liquid in the fabric softener dispenser is pure softener you may need a technician to diagnose and repair the problem. The voltage will have to be tested to the softener solenoid and a volt meter is required.
If the liquid in the fabric softener dispenser is water you probably need to clean the dispenser cup. **** will build up in the siphon tube and stop the liquid from going into the washer tub. The incoming water will dilute the softener and overflow the dispenser cup and run into the tub. The instructions for cleaning the dispenser should be located on page 43 of the use and care guide that came with the washer.
If you don't have the use and care guide these instructions will help. Open the dispenser until it stops. In the left rear corner of the dispenser, there is a release that is labeled push. Press down on the push area and you can slide the dispenser drawer out.
Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. Clean the bottom of the insert and the bleach and fabric softener compartments. Reinstall the insert and put the drawer back inside the washer.
To test the siphon action slowly pour water into the fabric softener compartment. When the water level goes above the maximum line stop pouring. The water should all drain out.
Hope this information proves to be helpful however if it is ineffective please contact a professional to move forward accurately.
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