On 13 Feb 2004 15:22:11 -0800, email@example.com (jeff) wrote:
:> :> I'm installing a washing machine (used Sears Model 15111, I don't know:> :> how old - maybe 10 -15 years) and was about to try to do my first wash:> :> however I think I may have a problem. Reading the instructions on the:> :> inside of this top-loader's door, I see a series of explanations of:> :> possible problems. Among them is one for the washer not filling:> :> entirely. It says it may do this if the drain hose isn't 34 inches above:> :> the floor. It's not. I just assumed that this thing would only put water:> :> out the drain hose when it was supposed to but now I figure that it will:> :> automatically drain if the end of the drain hose is below where you want:> :> your water level. :> :> :> :> The thing is that the laundry room's drain pipe isn't that high. It goes:> :> straight up and then turns 90 degrees at about 14 inches above the floor:> :> (the hole is about 3.5 inches in diameter and is pointing horizontally).:> :> I took the drain hose from the washer and twisted it about 360 degrees:> :> (to take up the slack) and jammed it (wedging it) into the drain pipe's:> :> elbow and figured it would drain fine when it was supposed to. I don't:> :> know what kind of washer it was designed for but I figure maybe it won't:> :> work with my Sears washer unless I take off that elbow and put on an:> :> extension so it's about 34 inches above the floor. I sure don't want to:> :> do my first load until it's likely to work OK. Thanks for any:> :> information.:> ::> :Hi,:> ::> :With a drain hose that low the water may syphone out and the washer:> :-may- never start as the incomming water may just go right out and:> :down the drain....:> ::> :http://www.applianceaid.com/faq-washers.html#filling :> ::> :> Sears Model 15111:> ::> :That may be a catalog #, Kenmore model#'s are more like 123.45678910:> ::> :May not be exact to yours or all washers, but some install tips...:> ::> :http://www.applianceaid.com/movingday3.html :> ::> :jeff.:> ::> :Appliance Repair Aid:> :http://www.applianceaid.com /:> :> Thanks for the links. I'm really glad I didn't turn on my washer:> yesterday. I had loaded it with laundry and was getting ready to turn it:> on. I read the instructions and decided to not add detergent until I was:> satisfied that things were working OK. But I decided to read the:> troubleshooting section on the inside door before starting and the bit:> about it not filling all the way caught my attention. It appeared to me:> that there was no valve (I had presumed there was a valve) and that the:> drain pipe had to be 34+ inches high! I went to the internet and found a:> link that said the same thing, including the information about the:> typical drain pipe trap at 6 - 12 inches above the floor, and I decided:> to post for ideas, obviously being totally new to this stuff. I'm going:> to check out the hardware stores and see what's available. Maybe I can:> find a kit that includes a trap. Maybe I can keep that elbow (which is:> threaded on the inside, BTW), or maybe I'll have to remove it. The only:> way I can think of removing it at the moment with my tools (9.5 inch and:> 12 inch pipe wrenches, basically) is by sticking a broomstick into the:> elbow and cranking! That scares me a little.
:> 110.91511100 - Whirlpool built direct drive style Kenmore washer.
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