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Whirlpool Washing Machine Drain Back Up

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I am sure this subject has been covered but have searched until I gave up.   My washer works fine until the drain cycle.  It will drain almost half of the water out and then I hear it begin to back up from the trap under the floor.  I have to stand and lift the lid until the drain clears then let a little more water drain out until the cycle finishes.  It takes forever to drain a load of clothes. 

I have had a plumber run a snake from the trap out to the end of what he thinks is the line.  He says it has it's own drain basin and is not connected to our septic tank, which we do not want to do. 

The washer only started doing this little stunt about two months ago.   Any ideas??? I personally think it is possessed and am considering an exorcism... Thank you.  Brenda

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The washer drains about 25 gallons of water in 120 seconds..If the drain is backing up you have a plumbing problem, nothing is wrong with the washer.

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This is my invented solution to solve the back-up of a Maytag washer nearly 10 years ago. It has been working very well since day 1.

Glad if it could solve your back-up.

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I have a whirlpool washer that will not stop filling up with water.  It will keepfilling until it overflows.  I repaired a washer many years ago that had the same problem. To fix it I merely replaced a switch under the drum.  This Whirlpool has no such switch.  It does have som sort of mechanism on the removable back that I have know idea what is.  How do I repair such problem? Russ

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I found the place where the switch is on my Whirlpool, But I am having trouble removing the cover. How do I do so w/o breaking?   Russ

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WE have the same problem and still cannot find a solution.  If you have gotten this problem corrected, please let me know.  We have run a snake through our lines several times and still it overflows onto the floor.  We have run out of solutions.  A plumber will do the same thing we have done, and  we feel it will be a waste of money to get one out here.  Someone told me that Lowe's has some pretty powerful solution that you can put down the drainage line that will help.  That will be our next step.  Also, my husband plans on cutting into the wall behind the machine and checking out those lines. ON and On we go! 

 

HELP!

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