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Washer will spin to dry but water comes back after short time

Our Kenmore stacking washerdryer has a problem we are trying to diagnose. The problem is at the end of the spin cycle the water is spun out of the clothes but usually within 5 minutes an inch of water comes back into the tub. We had appliance repairmen over to look at it and they replaced the pump and one of the valves. It still had the problem after this so we snaked the line with a hand snake 25 feet. The repairmen thought there might be a problem with the drain. This still didnt help so we had a plumber come and roto root the line. That didnt help either. Apparently there isnt a vent stack on the drain and the drain was originally sealed onto the drain pipe when the unit was installed in 1994. However we cannot see inside the wall to know for sure and strangely enough even without said vent stack the washer has drained properly up until 5 months ago. We dont want to do exploratory surgery without a good reason since the unit has worked well for almost 20 years.

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How far down is the drain hose pushed in to the drain pipe?should only be like 3 to 4 inches,also the drain hose should be up higher than the water level in the tub.if you can pull out the drain hose try this,fill up the washer on small,after it fills,pull the hose out of the pipe and then stick the hose a few inches into the drain pipe and then turn the timer to the spin cycle and let it drain,after it stops,pull the drain hose out of the pipe,if no water enters back into washer you know that it has something to do with the way the drain hose is in the pipe or another problem.if you're saying that the drain hose is sealed to the drain pipe in the wall you will have to get in there and separate it,pull out the hose and check it,it sounds like this is where the problem is,you had the pump changed and i don't know why the guy would do this if the washer was draining so you know that's not the problem and if they changed the water valve on the washer you know water isn't leaking into the washer from the valve so i would check the drain hose.hope this helps

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

  • Sal De Apr 28, 2013

    did you check the drain hose?usually i see people who tape the top of the drain hose to the drain pipe or standpipe have problems with draining,i remove the tape,check how far the drain hose is pushed down into standpipe,adjust it to like 3 or 4 inches and put a plastic tie around both pipe and hose so it can't pop out and it works,some air has to be able to get into the pipe or it can cause siphon problems,not technicly sure how it works but when you free up the top it drains normally again.i know you say that it worked for like 20 years but something has changed in the pipe,either there were little air holes and they sealed up totally over the years,the hose could have swelled from over the years in the pipe or i went in on some jobs that were said to be snaked and went back and drain still was blocked,you can hear the water backing up the pipe,the plumber didn't want to move the stack out of the hole it's in,tight closet and snaked it from the bottom up,after he moved the stack and snaked it from the top of the pipe down it cleared so you either still have a blocked drain or something to do with how the drain hose is connected to the pipe,checking it would be the cheapest way to go,might be hard to get at it but if it isn't the pipe and is somehow the machine your gonna have to move it anyway to connect the new drain hose if you replace it.some of those old hoses can bend and kink too and it might not fit a newer washer,usually all the new washers have preformed hoses.hope this helps and hope you can figure this out so you don't have to replace your stack,i have a 25 year old maytag stack,i clean out the dryer every year,take it apart,use a shop vac,i vac up all the lint then blow all the lint out of the motor and the cabinet and luckily no problems,they don't make em like they used to.



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