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Something very strange happening in my laundry room
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Post# 538211   8/20/2011 at 02:55 (4,684 days old) by spinspeed (Far North New South Wales Australia (originally London UK))        

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Ok guys, I have a Maytag Atlantis washer and an old Simpson TL washer that share the same cold water supply with a Y adapter. Today when the Maytag was filling, water started to trickle in to the Simpson washer, even though it was not switched on. When I switched the Maytag off so it stopped filling, the tricke stopped in the Simpson. On switching the Maytag on again allowing it to continue to fill, again water started to trickle in to the Simpson. Really strange. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?


Post# 538333 , Reply# 1   8/20/2011 at 13:53 (4,683 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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IINM, these valves use the line pressure against a diaphragm to seal them closed. When the 'Tag is filling the line pressure goes down.

Post# 538383 , Reply# 2   8/20/2011 at 16:40 (4,683 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Yes, water pressure is what makes the valve seal, so a substantial drop in pressure can cause dribbling.

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