05:18PM | 10/18/05
Member Since: 10/17/05
2 lifetime posts
Occasionally my 6 year old Kenmore 70 Series washer will drain water while filling during the wash cycle. I usually notice this about 1/2 hour later when the water is still running into the tub, the tub is only half full and the timer is still on the wash cycle. If I am lucky, it will have filled faster than drained and I can adjust the water level low enough to start the agitator which has always stopped the drain process. I then reset the water level and continue filling. If there isn't enough water in the tub to do that, the other thing that has worked is to change to a rinse cycle and start filling. Once the draining stops, I've always been able to go back to the wash cycle and continue filling. What could be causing this. This happens about one of 10 loads.


01:16AM | 10/19/05
Member Since: 02/11/04
27 lifetime posts
Sounds like your drain stand pipe is too low, or the drain hose is clamped to the drain hose, leaving no air gap. An anti-siphon valve installed on the drain hose should help.


03:35AM | 10/19/05
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts

**6 year old Kenmore 70 Series washer**

Kenmore is made by several different companies....only the model# will help to ID what style Kenmore you have.

**washer will drain water while filling during the wash cycle**

Outlaw mentions the most common trouble area...


Appliance Repair Aid



09:41AM | 10/19/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
I agree with Outlaw. An incorrectly installed drain how (see the following link) is the most likely cause. Either that or the water fill is just too slow to allow the tub to fill in a reasonable amount of time.

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



Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



04:36PM | 10/25/05
Member Since: 10/17/05
2 lifetime posts
I mentioned the anti-siphon possibility to my husband who never thought of that possibility... he was convinced we needed to trash the washer even though it's fine otherwise. The anti-siphon was in pretty bad shape so he replaced it.

Thank you for suggesting it. Saved a perfectly good washer from being dragged to the curb. Thank you!


06:50PM | 10/25/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Saved a perfectly good washer from being dragged to the curb. **

Glad to hear it, thanks for the follow up.

Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon