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I got this washing machine second hand. I switched on it. The water is running in but its getting drained. No idea how n why. Pls help me.

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If the drain hose is not above the washer tub , the water will drain straight back out
if you have a leak then the floor under the washer will be flooded

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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hi

    this sounds like a syphoning problem this means the outlet /drain pipe at the back of the machine has been pushed to far into the drain upstand pipe causing the water to syphon straight through the machine make sure that the drain pipe is only part way down the drain pipe, hope this works for you

 

cliff

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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SOURCE: kenmore top load (model # 110 82370120) drain problem

Good AM. I see here that you have a fairly old belt drive Kenmore washer. The real problem with these is that the parts for them are so very expensive anymore to get. A timer (which you may be needing) will run you around $100.00 to $175.00 depending on where you live. Very expensive repairs on these, but if you want to go for it, here are some hints to help. Sounds like you have one of three problems. First off PLEASE UNPLUG YOUR MACHINE BEFORE WORKING ON IT. Your timer may have lost or has a stuck contact inside (unrepairable in most cases) which is making it do something is shouldnt be doing in that area of the timer. This would probably be the most expensive of your repair. The next thing is it could be the water level switch could be going bad. This one is highly doubtful since it fills and stops filling, but I have heard (but never have seen) that they can short out sometimes and cause wacky operation. Both these issues can be fixed by remove the console rear panel and front knobs to remove both. The next item could be a defective wig-wag in the bottom of the unit. One of the positioning solinoids maybe going bad and sending bad signals back to the timer.

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None of these problems are really hard to fix. And truthfully (even though some of these guys will be mad) you can sometimes find these parts on ebay for a halfway good price. Part numbers for each are:

Timer: 381860
Water Level Switch: 359712
Wig-Wag: 89814

Good luck with this one, and if you know how to use one, try to run resistance with an ohm-meter on your wig-wag to be sure your getting power flow through the soilnoids (you will have 2, be sure to unplug the solinoids before testing to be sure its a true test) before replacing.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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SOURCE: Washing machine will not drain

There is a corrigated plastic hose (usually black or white) that comes out the back of the washer that should lead to some sort of drain (usually a pipe that comes out of the floor or in a recessed wall. If the washer is in a basement or place that you don't mind the water getting on the floor, remove the hose from the pipe and just set it on the floor or put the hose in a bucket. It will be SEVERAL bucket fulls. That will drain about 95% of the water. if this works, that means the pump is out. If you do that and no water or if the water just tickles out, you have a clog in the hose or the pump.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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SOURCE: water is not draining out of kenmore 11020802990 washing machine

http://repair2000.com/demo_pump.htm

This will redirect you to a site to check and see if your drain pump is not functioning correctly. I would be willing to bet that therein lies your problem. Quite usually the pump itself runs fine however there is debris inside that will cause the pump not to function correctly. I. E. Dirt, Lint, heck I've even found a diamond necklace that had been lost that way.

Other things you can check without tearing the case off is to make sure that the hose is not kinked or clogged. I've seen sometimes where hair will get caught up in there as well.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 0E flashing on Westinghouse LF708C Washing Machine

Had the same problem. After checking that all the hoses etc were clear and no blockages, then suspected that the pump (cost $90 Australian dollar) was faulty. The Westinghouse service technician acknowledged that that was probably the problem, which I then confirmed by pulling out the pump, and then carefully connecting 240V across the pump terminals. Certainly was a faulty pump. So I spent the money on a new pump and installed it and now the washing machine (6 to 7 years old) works fantastically.

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