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Offline Joshuajared

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Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« on: September 23, 2008, 08:18:19 PM »
I cant find the model number. Iv attached a pic that may help identify it, but iv looked all over, and the only model number i can find is the schematic model number.

Heres the problem. It wont fill right. It starts to fill, and you can watch it, but once it gets to the level marked "small load" you can see that the water never go's past it. Its just filling and Draining right out.

Iv done nothing yet except take the cover off, to include a pic of what I'm assuming is a drain pump? I think its related to that.. and heres why.
If i cover the drain tube going out, like with my hand, the system fills fine and runs fine.. if i take my hand off, draining continues until i just give up. lol

Model A408

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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 08:19:44 PM »
BTW, i was on here before, and was helped by some one on another washer, i cant find that post, but this is another washer i have that im working on. i just thought i should say that, so you dont think im asking again aimlessly lol

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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 08:38:21 PM »
To prevent the drain from siphoning out Maytag offers a cheap anti siphon device on their drain hose assembly.
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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 09:09:58 PM »
ok looks Awsome!!! i cant tell though from the site, do i just slip this on before the hose enters the pump? or on the exit hose leading off the pump?


(i am of course assuming thats a pump lol)

Thanks a bunch btw for the help.

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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 09:24:49 PM »
This model (A408) comes with a siphon device built into the inside of the cabinet. Obviously it is not working. Try making sure the drain hose is at least 38" from the floor, and is not clamped off to a sealed drain line.

By the way, your previous post was here that I helped you with:
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=1801.msg6203#msg6203

There's nothing wrong with the pump. It cannot expel water unless the motor is running.
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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 09:34:49 PM »
Edited first post to include model number.

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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 11:00:45 PM »
I did Red Carpet Service for Maytag for 20 years & I don't think Maytag put siphon breaks on until the 10 or 12 series,If you can get the part ( NLA by most sellers) mount it @ the top of the cabinet (bring drain hose to this point & cut & insert) then use the remaining hose to go to the drain. It is  usually easier to just raise the height of the drain to 36" & make sure there is air around the drain hose as not to create a vacuum.(can cut a small v shape slit along the hose.

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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 07:09:37 AM »
You just remove those screws and install the new one. They are still available. That link is the actual part and current price.
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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 08:47:02 AM »
That is a replacement for the 12 series & newer,the part he needs is 201112 & is not available from Maytag as a genuine part from most parts houses.

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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 09:24:38 AM »
I don't have a genuine Maytag  A408 manual out in my shop. Or I can't find it. You know the old green looseleaf manual with black and white photos?


The other style I am thinking of is part # 208847



Whirlpool has a part # 76660
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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 01:18:12 PM »
This is part # 201112 that theoldstoveguy mentioned (no longer available):

notice the tip of the anti-siphon valve in the end of the tube



This one may work. part # 28532
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Re: Maytag Washer, Trouble filling??
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 01:40:48 PM »
The correct Maytag part # for the current siphon kit is part # 76660 JW is right on target this time.
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