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Plastic Tee fitting on A500 drain hose
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Post# 951363   8/2/2017 at 23:05 by robbinsandmyers (Hamden CT)        

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I saved the tee fitting off the 1966 A500 and wondered what it was for? It seems to have a check valve in it that lets air in but no water out when draining. Does anyone know its purpose? Thanks.




Post# 951371 , Reply# 1   8/3/2017 at 01:22 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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sounds like the siphon break


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Post# 951396 , Reply# 2   8/3/2017 at 06:54 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow. I remember those. My dad's store had boxes of them in black or white. I used to play with them as building blocks.


Post# 951507 , Reply# 3   8/3/2017 at 22:34 by robbinsandmyers (Hamden CT)        

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Askolover thats it! What is its purpose?? Is it worth saving or should I toss it? The machine was hooked up to a stand pipe that was very high in the basement.

Post# 951538 , Reply# 4   8/4/2017 at 06:21 by Bigterkc (Kansas City)        
Anti siphon valves

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They prevent the sewer water from flowing back into your washer in the event of a stoppage somewhere down the line from your washer.

Post# 951598 , Reply# 5   8/4/2017 at 15:09 by brucelucenta ()        

They also keep the washer from siphoning down the drain when the standpipe is low and it is on the permanent press cycle and starts to refill.




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