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EricLee31

Whirlpool WTW57ESVW0 tub drains before filling

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I had the "agitate before fill" problem, where it seemed to be out of its mind selecting the wrong cycle no matter what the cycle selector was actually set to and would only fill before agitate if I set it on delicate. I replaced the load sensor switch and it now seems to be selecting the correct cycle BUT only fills the tub about halfway before beginning to empty the tub so it's pouring water in while pumping it out at the same time. It seems to be dumping water (and consequently, all of the detergent) faster than it's filling so the tub ends up empty and never begins to agitate before it moves on to rinse and spin cycles.

 

I found lots of info on the "agitate w/o filling" problem and it seems like everyone with that problem has a bad LS switch. So far, I haven't seen any info in my searching about the new problem - hoping someone here has head of this sort of issue before.

 

thanks in advance,

Eric

 

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Is your drain hose shoved more than 6 inches in the drain standpipe?  If so, you need to install a gooseneck so the drain hose is no more than 3 inches in the drain standpipe.

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Washer is in basement and drain hose empties directly into floor drain. It has functioned this way for about 4 years now

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That's what caused the load sensing switch to fail.  

 

You WILL need to have the drain hose higher than  wash basket in the washer or the water will siphon out of the machine and the new load sensing switch will drain the water out of the machine and it will keep trying to refill.

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So why did the original one work just fine in that configuration for 4 years?

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Also, the tub fills more than halfway, a good 3 or 4 minutes of water running... before anything begins to drain. It seems like an outlet is being opened prematurely and from that point, sure, it's siphoning but if it was purely a siphon condition causing the drain, wouldn't that begin as soon as water started entering the tub?

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Listen to the masters my brother, they speaketh the truth!  I don't know how it worked like that for 4 years but if you want it to work for another 4 years you should raise the drain above the level of the washer.  Do that and then return to us with your results. 

 

Have faith and go forth

 

Doc

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Fair enough; just curious why this wouldn't have been a problem since day 1, ya know?

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You may have had the hose come up higher that the water level and then go into the ground.  As you can see, this can be done if you use a siphon break valve.  I'm not sure how you got away with it before but you should correct it now and do it right.  You will get many more happy years of trouble free washing, (ha,ha).  These new machines are very problematic.  Also can be expensive to repair.  So far you've been fortunate if this is all the trouble you've had.  Don't forget to use only HE soap and a lot less than they tell you to use.  Hope you have many years of trouble free use.  Let us know how it works out.

 

Doc

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Thanks for all the input, guys! =)

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Load sensing switch Part number: AP4501024

Part number: AP4501024

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Fair enough; just curious why this wouldn't have been a problem since day 1, ya know?

Its funny how things work like that. I've ran in to not only siphoning problems  but a lot of other issues where something was not installed correctly and for reasons I can't explain it has worked as it should for a long time then it just started to be a problem.

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