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madtripper

MAH5500BWW "nF"

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I recently picked up the above model washing machine on trade and would like to get it running correctly. I set it up in my basement and hooked cold water up to the appropriate inlet. I plugged it in, set the cold/cold setting and cotton/sturdy. Started it and it started to flow water but it appeared the water ran right out the drain hose. The machine seemed to want to work as the drum would spin CW, then stop and spin CCW. The whole time, water continued to discharge through the drain hose. After about 20 minutes, the water stopped and I could hear what sounded like the discharge pump running. The "nF" came on the screen and the start/stop indicator started blinking.

From what I have read, most people seem to have luck replacing the valve assembly but I didn't want to toss parts at it until I checked here. I'm more inclined to think that there could be a discharge valve somewhere not closing.

Thanks for any input.

Tripper

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... "nF" came on the screen

... the water ran right out the drain hose.

1) NF = no fill . . . It may also need the Hot Water connected...

(to fill / mix with what it is programed for "cold" . . isn't your house cold water

2) do you have the Drain Hose laying on the floor,

OR into a Drain Pipe / Sink ?

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I just had the hose running out into the yard so it was laying out straight.

I could probably hook hot water up tomorrow and give that a shot as well although the reason I received it was because the previous owner had the same error with all hookups in standard configuration.

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... I just had the hose running out into the yard so it was laying out straight.

... previous owner had the same error with all hookups in standard configuration.

1) I think that's why it's draining ...

2) may have some other Water Input Valve problem OR one is bad, or they were reversed HOT / COLD

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I think it's getting the 'nf' for No Fill because it is taking to long to fill since the water is siphoning out the drain hose as fast as it is filling so the machine errors out so it doesn't flood the house if for some reason the water is maybe pouring out of a broken hose or the hose came out of the drain or any other such thing that might be causing it to continually fill.

If testing out in the yard, set a dolly or sawhorse up by the washer to loop the drain hose up at least two feet off the ground.

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Sorry for the late reply however I don't have a good answer! Basically, I set it up with the hose clamped at 3.5 feet or so. I ran an empty load with no issues. I took a load down and ran it, no problem. Moved it into the house and pulled the old Hotpoint out, ran about 4 loads and no problem.

So, thanks for the input and (knock on wood) its working like a champ.

Tripper

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