Air Injector Broken -- Maytag Topload Washer - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

No Way it's a Backflow Preventer...Fixed For FREE!


There is no possible way that water could ever be sucked back through the tub fill inlet (being that it is topmost on the tub)...unless the machine was on it's side while in operation, which is not optimal as per the user's manual. The model I fixed was outfitted with a worm-screw type hose clamp between the inflow hose and the "Aerator Assembly" that quite nicely facilitated by-passing the faulty unit with no modification or extraneous parts necessary. I would even argue that I eliminated TWO potential leak points!-NeoTeric

Advertisement

Neoteric is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Neoteric For This Useful Post:
geekygrandma (07-17-2015)
Old 01-12-2012, 11:23 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South TX outside San Antonio
Posts: 153
Rewards Points: 152
Default


This is an anti siphon device. As was posted the tub would have to overfill and the city's water pressure would have to drop to zero or minus at the same time.

You would have better odds at being struck by lightning while driving, having the President's motorcade swerve into your lane because the lead driver was blinded by the lightning flash, and crash into you while you were scratching off your $100 million winning lottery ticket as you were steering your car in the lightning storm.

Put a barb in the hose and get rid of it.

It is an attempt of another brilliant device mandated by helpful government servants
n175h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 07:30 PM   #18
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 2
Default

Same Problem, Cured with Garden Hose Connector


We had this exact same problem with a Maytag A382. Husband got a metal garden hose splicer he had on hand, and attached the hoses to either side, then clamped them. Works perfect and only cost about $4 for the clamps. Considering that we've had this machine since 1989, this was a very cheap fix.

Last edited by geekygrandma; 07-17-2015 at 07:40 PM.
geekygrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 07:47 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Someplace, USA
Posts: 3,100
Rewards Points: 6,242
Default


Post is over 5 years old. I'm sure the op has it fixed by now. However your information may be useful to someone else.

Advertisement

jmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aerator , air injector , maytag , washer , washing machine


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maytag washer bearing change Manicmech Appliances 3 10-07-2009 04:12 AM
Maytag WASHER / GE DRYER CAPACITY ?? Chemist1961 Appliances 5 08-26-2009 08:34 AM
Maytag Washer and GFI mwarken Appliances 3 12-09-2008 03:22 PM
Maytag washer spin cycle problems. billmac Appliances 1 07-16-2008 04:03 PM
maytag washer Billie Marcotte Appliances 1 05-21-2008 10:38 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

 

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1