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Maytag legacy series tub wont fill

When i turn the washer on it starts to fill the tub and just keeps running. the water goes right out o the drain hose like it is stuck open somehow

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  • john_knowles Mar 08, 2009

    Right now i dont have the drain hose hooked up because it was doing it when i had all hooked up in the house. the washer is outside now , hooked a hose up to it to see what was going on and it just goes straight through


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Your drain hose is too low or there is no air gap where the hose enters the drain line.
This causes the water to siphon out as it fills.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • steve
    steve Mar 08, 2009

    Put the drain hose back on the washer.

    Raise the end of the drain hose as high as the top of the washer.

    Then fill with water and it should stop on its' own.

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