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Checked hose on back and drain in wall.

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Possible there is leak due to poor connection, remove and reset the couplings. Your question was not clear and I hope this was the solution.

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SOURCE: replacing a siphone break

Disconnect unit from its power source before servicing!
The lower half (washer) can be pulled away from the upper section, allowing full access to the unit. Remove the front panel by taking out the 2-phillips head screws at the bottom of the front panel, pull outward at the bottom of the front panel to disengage the hanger clips from the top panel. Remove the 2-3/8"hex head screws from each corner of the side panels connecting to the top panel. The top panel can then be tilted up and back on its hinges, so that acces may be gained to the siphon break. 4-5/16" hex head screws secure the 2 halves of the siphon break to the back panel and are accessible from the outside of the back panel.
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SOURCE: Where is the pressure switch hose? and how can you

The pressure switch is located near the top of machine with a Hose connected to it and several wires....You would know if machine is syphoning as it would drain on gravity..Raise hose just in case this will cure.

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Have a maytag washer model lat9306aae and it will fill right the first time but when on the rinse cycle it wont fill up keeps running out ?

Check the drain hose behind your washer. If if is too low you will get a siphon and the water will run in and not fill up the tub. The drain hose is supposed to have an anti-siphon valve / kit on it if installed correctly but not always. Lift the drain hose until the end elbow is nearly even with the bottom of the top panel lip.

Any local appliance part center will have this Siphon Break Kit:[285834]-300125/285834/

There is a rubber diaphragm valve in the top of the "T" that opens to introduce air into the drain hose to prevent a Siphon. Installation is simple. Lift your drain hose up vertially, Make a cut 4 inches from the bottom of the top panel. Install the T with the rubber end UP and connect the elbow you cut off to the T oulet and drain.

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Apr 02, 2011 | Washing Machines

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As it fills it drains and never fills up and starts. Not all the time though sometimes works fine. What part is failing? Thanks

Water is siphoning because the end of the drain hose is lower than the water level, or, there is no air gap where drain hose enters wall drain (house plumbing). The wall drain needs to be at least as high as the top of the washer.

Feb 22, 2011 | Washing Machines

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My water is draining out of my machine as it is filling, Why?

This is a condition known as syphoning. Your drain hose on the washer needs to go up before it connectes to the house drain. It needs to rise as high as the washing machine top then hook over the drain pipe. If the drain hose is pushed too far into the drain pipe this can also cause syphoning.

Here are some tips to help describe this better.

Is the drain hose extending more than 8" (20.3 cm) into the drainpipe?
The drain hose may be too far down inside the drainpipe (standpipe) or laundry tub. Drained water can siphon back into the washer if the drain hose extends too far. Make sure that the drain hose does not extend more than 8" (20.3 cm) into the drainpipe or laundry tub. Using the U-shape drain hose form (as described in the Installation Instructions), will provide the correct length of drain hose in the drainpipe or laundry tub.
Drain hose form
Is the drain hose taped onto the drainpipe? Is top of the drainpipe covered in tape?
Do not seal the drain hose into the drainpipe with tape. The drain hose should be loose, yet secure. There must be a gap between the drain hose and the drainpipe to allow air to flow. The air gap will break the suction. This will keep water from being continuously sucked out of the machine (siphoning) as it fills.
Is the drainpipe (standpipe) less than the minimum height of 39" (99 cm)?
Make sure that the top of the drain is at least 39" (99 cm) high (as measured from the floor.) If the drain is below 39" (99 cm), the water will start to flow out of the machine due to gravity. The flow of water can create suction (siphon) and the water will continue to drain out of the washer.
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Washer will only fill halfway

hello, 1 possable problem a pretty common problem and the solution is blindingly simple. It’s caused by the drain hose siphoning water out of the washer tub. There are two common causes for siphoning and I’ll explain both of them below.

drain-min.jpgOne cause for siphoning is simply that the drain hose discharge is below the fill level of the washer tub. This picture shows the minimum drain height needed to avoid siphoning.
Another common cause for siphoning is not having an air break between the drain hose and the drain stand pipe. Usually, this isn’t a problem since the drain hose diameter is usually much smaller than the diameter of the drain stand pipe. But sometimes folks will inadvertently remove the air break by duct taping the drain hose to the stand pipe. They might do this because the drain hose keeps popping out of the stand pipe when the washer pumps out the tub. Other times, the drain hose might fit into the stand pipe with a tight interference fit.also check your water inlet valve filter/screen make sure its not clogged.

Apr 09, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Washer does not stay full of water

but is the end of the hose fitting snug in standpipe?? if it is water may be siphoning out due to no air break once 1st drain takes place ..stand pipe needs to be slightly larger tah end of drain hose to allow air to break the siphoning action

Aug 29, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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This sounds like a siphon condition. Remove the drain hose (the thicker black hose from the back of the machine) out of the wall. Now re-insert it back in only 6". When they go in too far, the drain in your house that prevents odors from coming back out of your drain causes a siphon that pulls the water back out when the washer is filling. Make sure to tie the drain hose down with a tie so it does not pop back out when the washer is draining/ spinning.

Jun 25, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Water flow

This sounds like a siphon condition. Pull your drain hose (the black hose from the back of the machine) out of the wall. Now put it back in only 6". When they go in too far, the drain in your house that prevents odors from coming back out of your drain causes a siphon that pulls the water back out. Make sure to tie the drain hose down with a tie so it does not pop back out when the washer is draining/ spinning.

May 17, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 Top Load Washer

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You could have a siphoning problem. This can occur when you have your drain hose shoved down in the standpipe too far, or if there's no air gap where the drain hose enters the standpipe.

The standpipe is the drain line at the wall where your washer drain hose is placed. There should be enough air space around the drain hose to allow air to enter the drain line. Also the end of the drain hose should not be shoved so far down into the standpipe that is resting in the trap where water sits (about 4 to 6 inches is sufficient). If either of these conditions occur the washer will start to fill and then begin siphoning (or draining) water from the tub.

Do not seal the top of the standpipe either. Many consumers seal the pipe in an effort to prevent overflows or odors from escaping from the drain line. This actually causes more harm than good and results in washer drain problems.

I hope this helps you. Please post back if you have any further questions or concerns.

Apr 15, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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Washer sometimes drains durring the rince cycle

Ave, sounds like you have a siphoning problem. Check your drain hose and make sure there is a gap to break the siphon. Sometimes I find the drain hose shoved too far down the drain causing this problem. Another thing you might want to check is the drain itself. Is the drain water backing up causing the drain hose to be submerged after the initial drain? back.

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