When I start my washer it fills about half way and then drains and then immediately refills so that it is constantly running water but never getting full enough to start washing clothes.
Anyone know how to fix this?
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Re: Washer fills and drains repeatedly
Have a look at the routing of your drain hose. It sounds a bit as if:
a. The highest point of the hose isn't high enough (you normally want to aim for about 3 feet off the ground) - so that water starts draining from the machine before it is finished filling.
b. There isn't an effective air break or anti-siphon valve where the drain hose goes into the domestic drainage system - so that once the machine starts to drain by itself, it continues until empty.
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Sounds familiar. Is this a HE front load Style washer.? If so, are you useing the HE detergent. What is sounds like is that the machine is sensing too much suds in the pressure switch and its gonna repeat doing that unitl it fells that the suds are gone. I would find your pressure switch and try blowing into it and start it up again. If it keeps doing that, then change your pressure switch. I belive these stlye washers have a sud sensor in the pressure switch. Like i said, if its the HE front load style washers. If your not useing HE detergent, you must, becaused in the long run, your tub bearin will go bad and then youll have a load washer. Look for detergents with a small "he" sysmble..thos are the ones you need to use for these type of washers....hopefuly this helps
Check you drain line. It may be too low or the air gap is blocked at the drain pipe.
A test is remove the drain pipe from the wall drain. Hold it up high and turn the washer on to fill.
If it fills and stops, then starts agitation. Repair the drain hose.
remove the bottom panel below tha door. youll see the drain pump in the center,fronr of washer. there is a black hose going from the pump to the bottom of the tub. remove that hose. at the end of the hose there is a plastic ball that is supposed to seal the end of the hose. more than likely there is lint build up on the ball or around where the ball seal. clean the ball and the hose and reinstall. you should be fine after that