Why does my washing machine drain water during the wash cycle? It will fill up to specific level and then start to drain during the wash cycle. When it gets too low, it starts to fill again and so on.

  • Problems like this are much simpler to diagnose if you mention the brand and type ( front or top loader. ) There could be 2-3 different reasons for this.
    – nomind
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 7:34

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The drain hose is probably too low. The end of it has to be higher than the top of the wash drum (not the entire machine just the drum).

i.e. For a front loader this is the top of the drum, for a top loader this is the high water mark.

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