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Why is there 2 drain pipes on my 25 year old

Why are there 2 drain pipes on my 25 year old maytag A208S. they are right beside each othe. Do they both need to be hooked up?

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  • stevepurves Dec 10, 2009

    Definitely not the fill nozzles, these are smooth drain fittings right at the pump outlet. Why 2?

  • stevepurves Dec 10, 2009

    the cover plate is off, the 2 fittings are both coming out of the pump, one from top of pump, one from lower, whats your email, i'll attach a photo

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I used to have 2 laundromats full of this model. I think you may be looking at the fill hoses...they are on the rear with hose bib threads... the drain hose is about 1" diameter hose coming out low on the back side. The drain hose goes inside the machine and attaches directly to the pump... If the 2 pipes close together are connected directly on the rear panel of the machine, those are the fill hoses and should be labeled with a C and H ...

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  • KEN LaPOINT
    KEN LaPOINT Dec 10, 2009

    Would it be possible for you to post a photo? .. If not, no worries.. I've not heard of 2 drains, but I'm researching..
    You can very easily access the inside by removing the front cover. Then you could get a visual on where those 2 pipes are connected.
    If you want to remove the front cover, simply remove the 2 phillips screws that are in the bottom corners of the front panel in the kickplate area.. Once the screws are out, all you need to do is tip the bottom edge forward and it will release the top edge from the retainer clips (very easy to reinstall too.
    Once open, look at the front right corner. You'll see the pump. One drain should be hooked there... I'm very curious to see what you find.. Please let me know in a reply.


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    KEN LaPOINT Dec 10, 2009

    kenl@casabuilders.org

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