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Wash machine is draining while trying to fill up

My Admiral wash machine Model # ATW4475TQ0 seems to drain while it's trying to fill. A prior problem was it would not spin and would simply stop after filling up. The thing is brand new any suggestions

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Make sure your drain hose only goes into the stand pipe about 4" and secure it. If it goes in too deep a siphon will occur. Also make sure your stand pipe is not too short. It needs to be 18" above the trap or 30" above the floor. If it's less, then siphoning can also occur.

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Why does my admiral washer fill and then drain as soon as it fills?


Washer fills with water then drains:

The critical question is. Is the water is just running down the drain but the pump isn't running. If it is being pumped out, and you can hear the pump running just the same as when it's emptying prior to spin then it could be aborting the wash because it is, or it thinks it's overheating. ( due to defective water temperature switch)

If the pump is failing to shut off then there is something wrong with the electronics. If your washer is a mechanical timer controlled device then you may have a sticking switch (which may explain if switching cycles does something for you). But if you have an electronic timer then you may be experiencing a board failure, where a cycle is being commanded when it is not intended to by design.


If water isn't being pumped out, but just draining away all the time, the washer will keep detecting there isn't enough water inside and top up with more.
Modern washing machines should be sophisticated enough to realize something's wrong and abort with an error, but if not, it may continue washing or rinsing for a short while before losing enough water to trigger more coming in again. It can get stuck on this cycle indefinitely and it's called siphoning.
Siphoning occurs when the end of the drain hose is lower than the level of the water inside the washing machine.
Try raising the hose and see what happens.
Also the drain hose should have some type of air gap where it fits into the stand pipe. It should not have an air tight fit.

Again Either it's siphoning down the drain due to an issue with the plumbing, it's overfilling, or also if it ( THE WATER) overheats then in some machines the software will employ a fill and drain tactic to cool down the water. The important thing is to work out which of these different faults is causing the problem by careful observation.


Other switch's to check would be the water inlet valve and the water pressure switch with a multi meter for continuity or OHMS.

And in some modern washers that come with THERMISTORS:
One symptom of a washing machine that thinks it's overheating and thus fills and drains at same time ( possibly because of a faulty thermistor) is if it's filling with cold water and pumping out at the same time. This is covered in this articleWashing machine fills and drains at same timealthough the same symptom can be caused by other faults.

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May 29, 2015 | Admiral Washing Machines

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My admiral washer model atw4475tq0 is having trouble spinning and i also have a admiral dryer atw4475tq0 that is making a thumping sound


washer: check clutch assembly links with instructions here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVc6SZ2DD4U

dryer: check support weels (2) for a flat spot or if theyre hard to turn

Dec 11, 2014 | Admiral Washing Machines

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If your drain is not high enough, 39 inches, from the ground, it will siphon out. Also if your drain hose is too far down the drain, this will also happen. Just make sure your drain hose in not laying on the ground.

Sep 02, 2014 | Admiral Washing Machines

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The Water does not stay in the washing machine! Admiral 10.1kg


Washer fills with water then drains:
The critical question is. Is the water is just running down the drain but the pump isn't running. If it is being pumped out, and you can hear the pump running just the same as when it's emptying prior to spin then it could be aborting the wash because it is, or it thinks it's overheating. ( due to defective water temperature switch)

If water isn't being pumped out, but just draining away all the time, the washer will keep detecting there isn't enough water inside and top up with more. Modern washing machines should be sophisticated enough to realize something's wrong and abort with an error, but if not, it may continue washing or rinsing for a short while before losing enough water to trigger more coming in again. It can get stuck on this cycle indefinitely and it's called siphoning.
Siphoning occurs when the end of the drain hose is lower than the level of the water inside the washing machine. Try raising the hose and see what happens.
Also the drain hose should have some type of air gap where it fits into the stand pipe. It should not have an air tight fit.
Other switch's to check would be the water inlet valve and the water pressure switch with a multi meter for continuity or OHMS.

Apr 21, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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My wash machine tries to fill, but it sounds like the pump is pumping it out as fast as it fills.


The number one suspect reason for simultaneous fill and drain would be that your washing machine drain hose is inserted into your wall drain too far. The drain stack pipe in the home should be as high on the wall as the top of the washing machine main top/lid, and the hose from the washer inserted no deeper than 10" and properly secured to one of the adjacent water shut offs with a zip tie. If this is your issue, your drain system in the home is creating a siphon through the washer drain hose and literally sucking the water out of the washer. Pleazer Appliance...

Apr 15, 2014 | Admiral Washing Machines

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My machine seems to be letting the water out when its filling and then tries to wash with no water in it?


10.5 Siphoning
Typically this occurs when the Standpipe height is too low. The minimum is 33.46in / 850mm from
the floor. This is 3.54 in / 90mm ABOVE the drain hose outlet on the machine. With a very low
standpipe and a very high water level, this could result in water pouring down the standpipe prior to
the machine completing fill and resulting in no water in the basket during agitate.
If the drain hose is pushed too far into the standpipe or drain, the machine will siphon during rinse,
which could result in a 'No Taps' user warning.
Siphoning can result from a restricted drain hose or partial pump block.

Dec 21, 2012 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

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Does not fill to wash


If draining is occurring at the same time as it is filling you have siphoning happening. There could be 2 reasons for this.

#1 the drain hose must be higher than the washer tub before it connects to the drain pipe in the house.

#2 the drain hose from the machine must not stick into the house drain more than 6" - if it is pushed down the drain too far it will siphon out the water in the machine.

Apr 21, 2010 | Whirlpool LSQ8000 Top Load Washer

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Wash machine will not stop filling/no matter what setting the level is set.it will spin out. How do I fix this. It is an admiral capacity plus. model # LNC6760B71 serial # 20672581CL


Most probably an inlet valve fault. Could be the water level sensor hose has diconnected, or the drain hose is too low, and is allowing water to flow through into the drain.....Check drain hose......If water flow is not stopped when you unplug the machine, it's probably a valve.....Not a big job........Good luck......Nomess

Mar 24, 2010 | Admiral Washing Machines

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Washer fills, drains instead of agitating, fills, etc


ON THIS MACHINE WHEN IT AGGITATES MOTOR ROTATES ONE DIRECTION, WHEN IT PUMPS OUT AND SPINS IT ROTATES THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. YOUR MACHINE IS ROTATING THE WRONG DIRECTION WHEN IT FILLS., INDICATING THAT THE TIMER IS SENDING VOLTAGE TO WRONG WIRES. SOLUTION , REPLACE TIMER.
PS: MAKE SURE ALL WIRES ARE PLUGGED IN TO MOTOR. WHILE THIS IS UNLIKELY , I HAVE SEEN THIS BE THE PROBLEM.

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