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Water fills to normal level, then drains (not on the floor).

My washer fills up to the normal line, then it just drains out. My drain hose feeds down a drain loosely, with plenty of air around it. We just moved but we moved the washer gently with no incidents. Could leaning it have done something? Also, the heavy duty drainage hose is not totally level with the ground. Should it be?
What's weird is this problem occurred after hooking it up to it's new plumbing. I just fiddled with the hose, turned it off and on again a couple times, then it worked fine... that time. But not since. Thanks for any help- I'm not afraid to turn a wrench!

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You need to raise your drain hose a minimum of 30". Check this out and hope it helped. Best wishes.




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The water fills and drain from the bottom of the washing machine. Have checked all the pipes no problem. Please advice


front load or top ? drain hose must be elevated to 36 '' 34 min. if hose on floor it will not work .. needs stand pipe . if its leaking inside you may have a hose off . reinstall and wala it works .. mm hope some of ans work for you ..

Dec 03, 2009 | Ovens

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Basic Washer Installation Advice


Here are some installation tips for washing machines. This is meant to provide BASIC guidance and not meant to deviate from any installation criteria that may come with your washer. Follow your manufacturer’s recommendations if they differ from those outlined here:

- Water pressure requirements should be a minimum of 10-25 psi to prevent fill valve leaks and proper fill rates. A minimum pressure is required to keep the fill valves closed when not in the process of filling. If the water pressure is too low, you may experience symptoms of water filling in the wash tub when not in use and/or longer fill times.

- The drain line should be capable of handing 17 gallons of water per minute. If not, you could experience overflows from the standpipe during the drain cycle.

- The standpipe should be 2 inches in diameter, be a minimum of 34” from the floor to prevent siphoning, and should not exceed 72 inches in height. DO NOT seal the top of the standpipe, or place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. This can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient when placing the drain line into the standpipe.

- The operating temperature for the washer should be above 60 degrees F. It is not safe to place a washer in an environment where it is allowed to freeze. Residual water in the drain lines, fill hoses and pumps could freeze and damage the washer. This is something to consider when placing a washer in a location outside the home like a garage.

- The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.

- When leveling, make sure the washer is level SIDE-TO-SIDE and FRONT-TO-BACK, and that you place the washer on a FIRM foundation. Weak flooring is the number cause of washer vibration and out-of-balance problems. If the flooring flexes when the washer is in the spin cycle, the washer will vibrate, no matter if it is level or not (this is particularly a problem with front loaders). If you do not have an alternative, the flooring can be firmed up by placing a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood (at least ¾ inch thickness) under the washer to help distribute the weight more evenly.

I hope these tips are informative and help prevent some of the more common washer problems that can easily be remedied by double checking your installation.

on Dec 04, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Basic Washer Installation Tips


Here are some installation tips for washing machines. This is meant to provide BASIC guidance and not meant to deviate from any installation criteria that may come with your washer. Follow your manufacturer’s recommendations if they differ from those outlined here:

- Water pressure requirements should be a minimum of 10-25 psi to prevent fill valve leaks and proper fill rates. A minimum pressure is required to keep the fill valves closed when not in the process of filling. If the water pressure is too low, you may experience symptoms of water filling in the wash tub when not in use and/or longer fill times.

- The drain line should be capable of handing 17 gallons of water per minute. If not, you could experience overflows from the standpipe during the drain cycle.

- The standpipe should be 2 inches in diameter, be a minimum of 34” from the floor to prevent siphoning, and should not exceed 72 inches in height. DO NOT seal the top of the standpipe, or place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. This can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient when placing the drain line into the standpipe.

- The operating temperature for the washer should be above 60 degrees F. It is not safe to place a washer in an environment where it is allowed to freeze. Residual water in the drain lines, fill hoses and pumps could freeze and damage the washer. This is something to consider when placing a washer in a location outside the home like a garage.

- The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.

- When leveling, make sure the washer is level SIDE-TO-SIDE and FRONT-TO-BACK, and that you place the washer on a FIRM foundation. Weak flooring is the number cause of washer vibration and out-of-balance problems. If the flooring flexes when the washer is in the spin cycle, the washer will vibrate, no matter if it is level or not (this is particularly a problem with front loaders). If you do not have an alternative, the flooring can be firmed up by placing a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood (at least ¾ inch thickness) under the washer to help distribute the weight more evenly.

I hope these tips are informative and help prevent some of the more common washer problems that can easily be remedied by double checking your installation.

on Feb 10, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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A used washer I am trying to hook up . . I have the drain hose going into the floor drain. The washer fills while at the same time draining. So it never really fills enough.


Washing machines need to be drained into a standpipe. This is a drain that is about 36" off the floor. The drain line on your washer will work fine if you have it installed in a standpipe.
by putting it down into a floor drain, you're not going to allow the machine to fill. The stand pipe will allow your machine to fill and still pump the water out during spin cycle.

Make sure there's a drain hose with a hook on the top.
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Jul 06, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Will not fill with water goes right down the drain,works sometimes


Your drain line is too low or there is a air gap blockage.
Remove the drain line from the drain and hold it up high while filling with water and see if it fills and stops.
If so, correct the drain line problem.The drain hose should be 36 inches from the floor.

Apr 12, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Want to know how much water my model 44092 washer should use.


If you have ever experienced the problem where you washer continually fills but never reaches the proper level (not an overflow). Or, the wash tub water level cannot be maintained, because the water level keeps dropping. You may be experiencing what is known as "siphoning". This occurs when there is no air gap for the drain line at the standpipe. The standpipe is the drain pipe at the wall where the washer drain line is placed. With no air gap, a vacuum is created, and water will begin to drain from the wash tub prematurely. To prevent this from occurring, follow this advice:

* The standpipe should be 2 inches in diameter to allow a sufficient air gap between the top of the standpipe and the drain hose.
* The standpipe should be a minimum of 34" from the floor, and should not exceed 72 inches in height.
* DO NOT seal the top of the standpipe. Many consumers seal the standpipe in the belief that this will prevent overflows, or get rid of drain odors. This often creates more problems than solutions.
* DO NOT place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. Water stays in the drain trap area of the standpipe. If the end of the drain hose rests in this area, no air gap is created, and this can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient.
* The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.


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Mar 15, 2009 | Kenmore Energy Star 44092 Front Load...

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Thanks!! My estate washer sometimes will fill, most of the time not. I have found if I set it to rinse It starts the 1st cycle and fills the tank, but, after that I have to fill the tank with a garden hose...


If you have ever experienced the problem where you washer continually fills but never reaches the proper level (not an overflow). Or, the wash tub water level cannot be maintained, because the water level keeps dropping. You may be experiencing what is known as “siphoning”. This occurs when there is no air gap for the drain line at the standpipe. The standpipe is the drain pipe at the wall where the washer drain line is placed. With no air gap, a vacuum is created, and water will begin to drain from the wash tub prematurely. To prevent this from occurring, follow this advice:

* The standpipe should be 2 inches in diameter to allow a sufficient air gap between the top of the standpipe and the drain hose.
* The standpipe should be a minimum of 34” from the floor, and should not exceed 72 inches in height.
* DO NOT seal the top of the standpipe. Many consumers seal the standpipe in the belief that this will prevent overflows, or get rid of drain odors. This often creates more problems than solutions.
* DO NOT place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. Water stays in the drain trap area of the standpipe. If the end of the drain hose rests in this area, no air gap is created, and this can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient.
* The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.

Mar 09, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool washer fills, begins to agitate, then drains


Water siphoning out the drain line
If the water is continues to fill and water is draining while it is filling or agitating, Check the height of the stand pipe. It should be about 36" above the floor. If the height is correct it may need to have an anti-siphoning valve installed into the drain line.
moz-screenshot.jpgThe washer fills and drains at the same time only on the rinse cycle.
Shut the machine off with timer during this period and raise the drain hose. If the water continues to drain, you will need to install an anti-siphon kit.


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Jan 31, 2009 | Whirlpool LBR4121JQ Top Load Washer

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My washer doesn't wash.


If you have ever experienced the problem where you washer continually fills but never reaches the proper level (not an overflow). Or, the wash tub water level cannot be maintained, because the water level keeps dropping. You may be experiencing what is known as “siphoning”. This occurs when there is no air gap for the drain line at the standpipe. The standpipe is the drain pipe at the wall where the washer drain line is placed. With no air gap, a vacuum is created, and water will begin to drain from the wash tub prematurely. To prevent this from occurring, follow this advice:

* The standpipe should be 2 inches in diameter to allow a sufficient air gap between the top of the standpipe and the drain hose.
* The standpipe should be a minimum of 34” from the floor, and should not exceed 72 inches in height.
* DO NOT seal the top of the standpipe. Many consumers seal the standpipe in the belief that this will prevent overflows, or get rid of drain odors. This often creates more problems than solutions.
* DO NOT place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. Water stays in the drain trap area of the standpipe. If the end of the drain hose rests in this area, no air gap is created, and this can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient.
* The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.

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Jan 26, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Washer both fills and drains at the same time


if your unit is both filling and draining this is usually from a siphoning action, caused by improper drain lines, you should drain the unit into a standpipe at lleast 36inches from floor, and have an "air gap" so as to prevent "siphoning"

Jan 10, 2009 | Washing Machines

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