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Why does my washing machine pour water during the spin cycle?

Why does my washing machine pour water during the spin cycle?

My washing machine has an issue where it pours water during the spin cycle, while it is draining. Basically, it pours water from the top while draining it out from the bottom. It drains the water faster than it can pour it, so it does not actually fill with water, but it does re-wet the clothes, so the clothes are dripping wet when the cycle is complete.


Ok, so looking up your model number tells me that your washer is a direct drive Whirlpool on the inside. I would suspect the timer is getting to the end of its life. Part number WP8541110, over 100 bucks new from a supply house, maybe 50 bucks used on eBay. Could be the pressure switch, but I doubt it.

Same problem with my washer and I was directed to buy contact cleaner because the switch that controlled this function was thought to be sticking, which it probably was because after I bought the cleaner and learned what contact needed to be sprayed, it stopped sticking (on it’s own) and now after the initial water squirt at the beginning of the spin cycle, it shuts off and just spins out the clothes like it’s supposed to . At some point it will probably start sticking again and I will have to pop the top of the control panel off and spray the sticking part and hope that it works. If not the switch will have to be replace or the whole machine. I had this machine apart a year ago to fix the clutch because it wasn’t spinning at all. Not sure how long that repair will last but as my father used to say “that machine doesn’t owe me anything”.

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