Question about Maytag Washing Machines

2 Answers

Water supply air gap device backs up at top of machine, water spills to floor and inside machine...no apparent clog down stream on way to drum fill opening

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • jpmuchard Mar 17, 2011

    Thanks! Why did it start overflowing in the first place... it did not seem broken or worn, and there were no obstructions in the line. I am worried that there is an inlet pressure valve or regulator that is allowing the water to come in at too high of pressure.

  • jpmuchard Mar 18, 2011

    Hans, it did not include a picture. I will ask my husband to read it to see if it is enough info to repair... He bypassed it and the washer is really shaking when it spins, and the water pressure is different with the bypass.

  • jpmuchard Mar 18, 2011

    Excellent feedback, speedy response!

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,510 Answers

It sounds like the water level switch has gone faulty on you. It is connected to the drum by a plastic pipe. If you blow lightly into it you should be able to hear the switches operating. Check that the pipe is not blocked and that the switches operate. What you are looking for looks something like this:-

water supply air gap device backs up at top of - z

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

×

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,543 Answers

The air gap is only there to satisfy UL requirements. If you eliminate it with a couler and clamps, you can use the washer.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My washing machine is a hotpoint WF240. It started to overflow with water and spilling onto floor. We pulled it out from wall and found outgoing pump had fallen down, we put it back where it was supposed...


The machine will fill with it connected to the Electrical supply then stop if unplugged providing the fill valves/ water is okay....If it keeps on filling after unpluged then sounds like faulty fill valve,if on the other hand it fills without stopping when plugged in then its your air hose or Pressure switch at fault,Good luck

Apr 06, 2011 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Water leaks under machine when filling


Hello, if your washer leaks only when filling then you have to check these:
Air-gap device- The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.
THE TUBE - There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak
inlet spout- Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tube. If the spout cracks or breaks free of it's mounting, it can cause a leak.
Thanks



Jun 04, 2010 | Danby DWM99W Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Water sipps back in to the drum after the wash has finished


You need an air gap/ siphon break. Gravity is a strong thing. Most washing machines2_bing.gif have the pump at the lowest portion of a washer. They provide a drain hose with each washer. If the drain hose is not properly mounted according to shipping instructions, gravity will cause the water to flow out the machine as fast as it comes in. You must have the hose at least 30 inches above the floor to prevent this. A common question I see a lot is: Water goes out as fast as it goes in? Or it fills and starts to wash and then shuts down and fills a little more and then starts up and shuts down. This is the water draining out the machine as it begins the tumble action. The hose is not on the floor but it is still not high enough to stop the siphoning. Other causes of siphoning is cramming a drain hose down tightly into the drain. Some drains are so strong they will actually pull the water out the machine. To prevent this sometimes a tech will install an anti-siphoning device. Consult your owners manual.

Feb 16, 2010 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

3 Answers

Started washer and as water filling, it was coming out of the soap dispenser onto the floor..what is wrong?


run hot hot water only turn off and on if water is coming out of the soap dispenser onto the floor this will help clean it try it first worked for me

Oct 14, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Water leaking on floor right before first rinse and spin.


sounds like a leaky water pump or clogged air gap turn it on let it fill alittle take off the back and see if the pump water connects are wet. or your air gap is clogged and over flowing . to locate the air gap you have to take the lid off.

Sep 02, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Hotpoint , no power, full of water


Turn off the water supply to the machine

Take the drain hose off the back of the machine and drop it into a bucket , you will need to do this several times.(Take off any clips that stop it from being laid flat on the floor)

Once all of the water is out of the machine try powering it up again, if it lights up do a spin to get the clothes dry , leaving the outlet hose in the bucket.

If that works then once the machine is dry try turning on the water supply with the machine turned off , if water runs into the machine then you have a faulty fill valve.

If that is ok then check the pressure switch and Air Bell which sits on the back of the main drum you could have a soap ball in the Air Bell which will false out the machine and cause overfilling

If there is no power check the mains supply to the wall outlet then the plug top wiring and any fuse fitted inside the plug top

After that it is down to a man with a test meter

Jul 17, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Amana nav5800aww water on floor after spin cycle


Sounds very similar to having something such as a sock or small article of clothing that is too large to be sucked down the drain hose into the pump. So what happens is it hangs around between the inner and outer drums and sometimes gets itself lodged over the drum drain hole, and can allow water to be centrifically flung over the top of the drum. Most times when the spin cycle stops, the article of clothing will dislodge and float around inside the drum only to do it again later....
If you can remove the top of the machine, you can usually see the gap between the two drums and use a piece of coathanger wire with a small hook on the end and "go fishing in the area between the two drums and close to the drain hole location... bet you'll find something in there... Let me know how it goes... and if I can help .. ken

May 10, 2009 | Amana NAV5800A Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Water spills out of top


I would suggest using lime away around the area which you say the little holes are it will clean it all away soap build up etc..

Jun 09, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kitchenaid Top Loader leaks


It leaksYour washer can develop several types of leaks. You can track down a leak based on when it occurs: 

During fill only
During drain and spin only
All the time

During fill only
If the washer leaks only during the fill cycle, check these:

Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.


The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak. 


Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak. 



During drain and spin only
A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details. 


All the time
If the washer leaks all the time, check these:

Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.


Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician. 


Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it. 


Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

Apr 16, 2008 | KitchenAid KAWS700L Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

220 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Washing Machines Experts

Bill Long

Level 3 Expert

587 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Are you a Maytag Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...