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Kenmore Elite HE3t Washing Machine wont fill with water during cycle?

Hi. I ordered a drain pump for my washer from some place on Ebay. When I connected it and started a cycle, the machine filled with water, but then that water drained rt through the machine. it wont hold the water to wash my clothes. I wonder if its not the rt drain pump, or I need to do something....please help!

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My machine is doing the same thing renesky, did you solve the problem?


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Drain Pump

If the washer is leaking water the drain pump might have a hole or crack. Or, the bearings might be worn out. Replace the drain pump if it is leaking water, they're not repairable.

Tub to Pump Hose

If the washer is leaking water the hose from the tub to the pump might be split or torn. Don't try to cut off the bad piece of hose and stretch it to fit the pump, this will put strain on the remainder of the hose and may cause a sudden and complete failure of the hose which will dump potentially hundreds or thousands of gallons of water onto the floor because the next time the washer tries to fill all of the water will end up on the floor and so the washer will never shut off the valve. Any time there is a damaged hose, replace it completely with the OEM part.

Drain Hose

If the washer is leaking water check the drain hose. The most common places for the hose to spring a leak is from the connection to the pump out to the back of the washer. Another common occurrence is when the washer gets pushed too far back against the wall.

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I put a new pump in. it doesn't leak. its like its in an open state. the washer fills with water, then drains right thru and gets pumped out immediately


Unplug the machine for 5 minutes to allow it to reset. Was the part really new? Dial throughout the cycles to see if you can get the valve to close. Check your wiring to the pump and use a multimeter to test it.


mine starts to fill then switches the water over to the detergent center but never fills. It just runs right thru it. Did you ever fix yours?


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