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Washer will not fill up completely

Just purchased a new washer a week ago and it will not fill completely up with water, is only filling up to just under 3/4

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  • ronniefl Oct 19, 2007

    tried that, did not work. We had the same exact washer before and it filled just fine. Got this new Fridgidaire top load washer and this one still isnt filling up after your suggestion.

  • John Dec 01, 2008

    I have a Roper RTW4340SQO top load washer. It does not fill all the way to the top anymore. It is about 2 years old.







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  • The drain standpipe is too short.
    To prevent siphoning, the standpipe must be at least 33 inches high for a top load washer or 24 inches high for a tumble action washer. Refer to the installation instructions that came with your washer for more information.
  • Drain hose fits too tightly in the standpipe causing siphoning.
    There must be an air gap between the drain hose and the standpipe to prevent siphoning action. The standpipe needs to be at least 1 1/4 inches in diameter.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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    eagle338 Oct 19, 2007

    Sorry for the info...Actually what happens is
    many new machines use what we would only describe as hardly any water,
    does it do the job properly, if so then fine leave it as is,
    this
    is calculated by computer so that the lowest level of water is used to
    do the job, hence the lowest amount of electric is used to warm it up,
    (a bit like filling the kettle to the top for one cup of coffee,its a
    waste)
    So it is not a problem..

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Oct 19, 2007

    There is a water level switch on the machine. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. I am not familiar with this specific machine, but if you will open the rear panel you should find it easily. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch (easy to do it).

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