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Should Flood Safe Devices be Used on a Washer?

Using Flood Safe Devices on a Maytag Washer

Anti-flood devices and controls

Whirlpool recommends that appliances be directly connected to the water supply for optimum machine performance. 

However, if a "flood saver" device is being considered:

  • Check with the device manufacturer to ensure it will not affect the appliance's performance.
  • Whirlpool has experienced that "flood safety" devices can interfere with the appliance's performance. 

There are two types of "flood-saver" devices, hoses and valves are illustrated below.

Flood safe hoses for washer               Flood safe valves for washer

See your Owner's Manual for more information on connecting and installing your washer.