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Topic # 223088 12-Sep-2017 11:52
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The washing machine (Trieste top loader) in our apartment retains water after the cycle is complete.  There is nothing visible in the drum but if you rock the machine there is a definite sloshing sound.  The machine is washing perfectly well.

 

I've never noticed this on a washing machine before.  Does it matter?





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  Reply # 1862758 12-Sep-2017 12:30
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Not familiar with Trieste but I've just checked an old F&P top loader inner drum. It appears to have water at the top and bottom as some sort of ballast, there's no way of draining it but you can hear it sloshing about. I'd also expect a small amount around the pump to remain.

 

Now have you checked that the light in your fridge goes out when the door closes? :-)


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  Reply # 1862765 12-Sep-2017 12:53
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Bung:

 

Not familiar with Trieste but I've just checked an old F&P top loader inner drum. It appears to have water at the top and bottom as some sort of ballast, there's no way of draining it but you can hear it sloshing about. I'd also expect a small amount around the pump to remain.

 

Now have you checked that the light in your fridge goes out when the door closes? :-)

 

 

That's the balance ring. A clever way to get the bowl dynamically balanced during the spin. 

 

http://producthelp.whirlpool.com/Laundry/Washers/Washer_Product_Assistance/How_the_balance_ring_works_in_your_Top_Load_High_Efficiency_Washer


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1862818 12-Sep-2017 13:53
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There will always be a small amount of water that returns back to the bowl through a non-positive displacement pump as it's pumping uphill and there's no non-return. It's equal to the volume of the discharge hose from the pump outlet to the highest point of the discharge hose.


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  Reply # 1862876 12-Sep-2017 15:17
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In old machines they used to have a concrete block in the bottom  to balance them. So suspect it could just be the water balancing system as others have stated, but doesn't hurt to check.




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  Reply # 1862892 12-Sep-2017 15:43
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Bung:

 

Now have you checked that the light in your fridge goes out when the door closes? :-)

 

 

That's easy it's both on and off until I open the door.  The water on the other I know is there because I can hear it sloshing.

 

But it sounds like maybe it should be there, so I'll ignore it.





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  Reply # 1862916 12-Sep-2017 15:46
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Bung:

 

Not familiar with Trieste

 

 

I wouldn't recommend it. There is no centre agitator in the drum and consequently it does macramé with shirt sleeves, trouser legs etc





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  Reply # 1862918 12-Sep-2017 15:48
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MikeAqua:

 

 

 

That's easy it's both on and off until I open the door.  The water on the other I know is there because I can hear it sloshing.

 

But it sounds like maybe it should be there, so I'll ignore it.

 

 

If you don't want the water to be there,  don't slosh it :)




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  Reply # 1862931 12-Sep-2017 16:04
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MikeAqua:

 

 

 

That's easy it's both on and off until I open the door.  The water on the other I know is there because I can hear it sloshing.

 

But it sounds like maybe it should be there, so I'll ignore it.

 

 

If you don't want the water to be there,  don't slosh it :)

 

 

The sloshing is incidental to removing clothes, which is how in noticed it in the first place.  Never heard it before in a washing machine.





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