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lofster

09:51PM | 05/25/07
Member Since: 05/25/07
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Bvelectrical
I recently moved and had to buy a washer. I bought a used one and came to find out that the adgitator was messed up but it was also overflowing during the wash cycle. I purchased another washer, and it is also overflowing! The washer empties fine but I snaked the drain anyways. I didn't feel any restrictions and there was nothing on the snake when I pulled it back out. I hooked the washer back up and started it and it went through the entire cycle just fine. So I put a load of laundry in and started it again and before it got a couple minutes into the wash cycle it started to overflow again! I shut the washer off and after the water level went back down I shut the water off and started it again and it started to overflow again with the water to it shut off! I am at a loss on what to do any suggestions would be very welcome.

DanO

10:14PM | 05/25/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** it started to overflow again! **

"Overflowing" from where??? The drain? Out of the top of the tub??

Please also post the appliance's brand name and model number so we can look up what design of washer you're dealing with.

You can find tips for locating the model number identification tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Clothes+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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lofster

11:33PM | 05/25/07
Member Since: 05/25/07
3 lifetime posts
It is a kenmore 80 series

model: 110.22832100

series: CL 3426588

It is overflowing over the basket. I just went down to check the model number and all the water was completely drained out of it witch should not have happened with the washer shut off.

DanO

09:15AM | 05/26/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** It is overflowing over the basket.**

The washer's water level control is responsible for the water fill height. It could be defective or possibly have a problem in the air supply tube leading to it.

- Water Level Control

LINK > http://www.the-appliance-clinic.com/ddlevel.html

If either was the case, the washer timer should not usually move from the fill to the wash part of a cycle.

It is also pretty bizarre that two totally different machines would have the exact same symptoms.

** all the water was completely drained out of it which should not have happened with the washer shut off. **

It could have syphoned out due to an improperly installed drain hose (see the following link).

- My washer doesn't seem to be able to hold water. What's the problem?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=534

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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lofster

11:52AM | 05/26/07
Member Since: 05/25/07
3 lifetime posts
Well it is fixed. Thank you for your ideas. I realized that it was syphoning out. The stand pipe was too small to put the hose inside so I put it over top of it. I did not realize how important it was for the drain to be able to vent so it would drain properly. I attatched a larger pipe to the original one so I could put the drain hose inside of it and it appears to be working fine now.

DanO

12:13PM | 05/26/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
Glad to hear it's working now but I don't see how that could possibly cause overflowing *out the top of the tub* as you reported was occurring.

At most it should have resulted in a *reduced* about of water in the tub and/or the timer never moving from the fill position to start washing.

We'll keep our fingers crossed for you.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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