Model #FWS545NBS2 FRIGIDAIRE Residential Washers

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Q:

Besides the pump what holds the water in the bowl of my Frigidaire washer model FWS545NBS2?

A:

The drain pump will actually not help hold the water in the tub of the washer. The most important way to keep water from draining or siphoning out of the washer tub during a wash cycle is to properly install the drain hose. I provided the guidelines for properly installing the drain hose on this type of washer in the image below. Make sure that the stand pipe or sink height is high enough. Make sure that the drain hose is properly installed. There must be an air gap around the hose at the top of the stand pipe. This opening cannot be taped shut or air tight due to a tight fit of the drain hose. Do not stick the drain hose way down the stand pipe. It should only protrude down about 5" into the stand pipe. If you are using a sink, the drain hose should not be immersed in the drain water that flows into the sink. If you have a floor drain you will need to use a siphon break.

These tips should help you resolve the problem with water staying in your washer. You did not provide many details of your problem. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details and we will assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 10, 2010
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Why is my Frigidaire washer model #FWS545NBS2 filling and draining at the same time?

A:

When a washer fills and drains at the same time there is a siphoning condition. This is directly related to the installation of the drain hose.

If drain hose is installed into standpipe or utility tub:

  • Standpipe must meet manufacturer's requirement (typically no less than 36 inches above the floor and greater than 96 inches above the floor)
  • Drain hose must not be inserted further than 8 inches into the standpipe
  • Drain hose should not be secured by tape or any other object which may obstruct the flow of air into the standpipe. Note: In some cases it may be necessary to strap the drain hose to the pipe. In cases such as these use a zip tie or fastener of some sort and strap the hose to the stand beneath the opening of the rain pipe.

If drain hose drains directly into floor drain, verify that drain hose has anti-siphon kit installed

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Tammy S -
Sears Technician
February 09, 2010

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