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Gurgling sound from Whirlpool Duet washer when not in use

I have a 6 1/2 year old Whirlpool Duet washer. There is a constant gurgling sound (like wather bubbling up) coming from it when it's not in use. I turn off the water supply after each use, and there are no visible leaks. The machine is working fine otherwise. What could be causing this noise, and should I be concerned? How can I make it stop?

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Check your drain line. You may have a siphoning condition. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

If you have the water source turned off, the only other way water gets into the washer is through the drainage system. If you do not have the proper air gap or placement on the drain line, it can create a vacuum and allow water to siphon back into the washer.

NOTE: Some residual water in the drain line is normal.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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    Jeff Rockwell Oct 01, 2009

    This does not rule out the possibility that you could have a problem with your plumbing. If your drain hose appears to be okay, listen to the water as it drains in the standpipe. If you hear the water backing up in the pipe, you may need to have a plumber check the line for obstructions.

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