My bought at a garage sale kenmore series 80 heavy duty washer was reportedly a working washer.
I had a plumber install the necessary pipes in my cellar to accomodate a washer. The machine fills with water, agitiates, and spins, but the spinning does not empty the water in the tub of the machine.
Suggestions? The plumber suggested that the motor in the washer is shot and not worth a service call. But I am wondering this--
the water has to travel *upward* out of the machine to another vertical pipe (from the machine and with the other pipe altogether about 5 ft. in length), then travels sideways in a larger pipe as it exits. Is it possible that gravity is preventing the machine from spinning the water out of the tub and UP the pipes? It spins with good force, and the hose seems as though it has water (vibration), but the level of water in the tub never changes and never empties, stays as though I just started a load (except dirty).
Do I have a defective machine or is it conceivable that there's a design flaw in the plumbing installation? I don't want to pitch the machine if it is not broken. Nor do I want to get a new machine and run into the same problem.
Please advise. Thank you.
Darlene (with a washer full of standing water)
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