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My kenmore washer wont hold water while trying to fill up?

The water just goes down the drain when its trying to fill up. does anyone know why that would happen? and what should i do?

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You may have a condition known as siphoning. The following link explains:

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

Sometimes, what appears to be a major problem, may only be a simple matter of placement of the drain hose. An easy test is to pull the drain hose out of the standpipe. If a sucking sound is heard while lifting the hose, you have a vacuum caused by lack of a proper air gap. If you still have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know BEFORE you rate the solution. I hope this helps you.

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