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Summit washer dryer / combo won't fill

When I set the washer to run a wash cycle (any), the water turns on and I can hear it filling. The problem is that it also drains at the same time creating a never-ending fill cycle. Seems like the drain valve doesn't shut when it is supposed to, water goes into the washer and then right back out the drainage hose. This is a new washer (30 days old), is there a quick trick to fix this without calling out the repairman?

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    jericho_broe May 06, 2012

    Problem solved. Drainage hose was too low. Elevated hose to about the same height as top of the washer (3 ft) and washer filled perfectly. Confusing because it worked perfectly with the hose in the low position for about 3 weeks before this issue developed.

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