The washer will continue to fill without hitting the desired level, continues draining. I've pulled the top towards me and dropped the washer down to release the stuck valve or drain but it keeps happening. Can this be a DYI or do I need to call a profesional?
A tale tell sign of siphoning is the constant draining. Hopefully, this is a simple installation issue with the drain hose. Often, pulling the drain hose up from the standpipe will break any vacuum and stop the constant draining problem. I hope this helps you.
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if there is no water leaking from the unit.then stop the washer pull your drain hose up so it is at least as high as the top of the washer make sure not to to take it all the way out of the wall.you should here water draining out of the hose once the water has stopped restart you washer and it should stop filling.if it does not the yes you have a fill valve sensor problem.the drain hose usually always holds some water and during the filling process if the drain hose if very low it will cause the water to start gravity eeding out of the washer that is why raising the hose helps out.i hope this helps your problem.i would like to now how it worked out for you good luck.
Check for a faulty water level switch. It's a diaphragm-like device with a small plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level increases, so does the pressure on the air in the tube and when it reaches a certain level, it activates the switch to shut off the water and signals the timer to start the appropriate cycle. Check for any obstructions in or damage to the plastic tube. The switch can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity means a bad switch. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.
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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your washers drain hose is too far down the drain pipe which is causing a siphoning action pull the washers drain hose out pipe some you should be able to hear water dropping into the pipe the reason it only happens in the rinse cycle is because the water from wash is being drained and before the water vacuum is broken the rinse water comes in causing it to keep draining