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Washer fills and drains at the same time


The most common parts and conditions which contribute to the symptom "Washer fills and drains at the same time" are listed below. Check or test these items and use the available how-to links to learn more.


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Water Siphoning Out of the Drain Hose

If water continues to fill and water is draining while it is filling or agitating, check the height of the stand pipe. It should be about 36 inches above the floor. If the height is correct it may need to have an anti-siphoning valve installed into the drain hose.








Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve connects the hot and cold water lines to the back of the washer.  Valves can get blocked or solenoids break causing there to be no water, low water pressure, wrong temp, or water not shutting off/ entering tub when machine is off.








Water Level Pressure Switch

The water level (pressure) switch is normally located behind the control panel and it detects the height of the water in the wash tub by the pressure it creates. Much like your ears feel greater pressure when you dive into the deep end of the swimming pool, this switch senses the increase in pressure from water added to the tub.  The size of the load you select determines how much pressure is required before the switch tells the water inlet valve to close. If this switch is faulty, it may not supply power to the water inlet valve.







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