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I have a kenmore 80 series washer and it won't fill up some times

The water is going into it but will not fill it up or fills 1/2 way and then drains. It doesn't seem to be cycle specific. If I play with it I can sometimes get it to work. Any idea what is broken? I live in the middle of nowhere so I have to fix it myself. Thanks for any help

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It sounds like a siphon issue so nothing should be broken.
Check that the drain hose does a high loop before it goes into the drain pipe. (ie. drain hose loops above the water level inside the tub). Make sure the drain hose is not pushed too far down into the drain pipe. Also if the drain hose is sealed to the drain pipe this will create an airlock and a siphon will occur, allow air to enter between drain hose and drain pipe connection.
This should help you but if there is still a problem let me know and I'll try to assist you further.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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