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My washing machine recently work strangely. It couldn't fill up the water after the first drain while washing the clothes in the middle of the way. It didn't finish the washing, so the clothes still soaking and dirty in the washing machine. Can someone tell me what might be happen in my washing machine? Need fill up

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Washing Machine Problems and Repairs


Washing Machine Problems & Repairs If your clothes washer needs repair, you can begin your troubleshooting here A washing machine is basically a big tub that repeatedly fills with water and then drains, spins to wring clothes dry, and has a device for stirring things up-- either an agitator in the middle of a top-load machine or a rolling drum in the case of a front-loader. The four cycles that every washer performs are fill, wash, drain, and spin.
Though there are a number of problems that you can fix quite simply, washing machines have a variety of devices and controls that, when they go wrong, are better left in the hands of an appliance repairperson.
Some problems that commonly occur with a clothes washer are that it doesn't agitate; doesn't drain; doesn't run; shakes, vibrates, or moves; doesn't spin; the water temperature is wrong; or leaks.
If your washer doesn't run, be sure it's plugged in and that the receptacle works (the circuit hasn't overloaded). Before working on the washing machine, be sure to unplug it.
If it doesn't fill, the water inlet screens may be blocked. Clean or replace them. (Check your owner's manual for the location of the screens; they're often located at one end of the supply hoses, or you may have to remove a panel to access them.) Other reasons for not filling may be that either the timer or temperature selector is broken--both of these are repairs for an appliance repairperson.

If your washer doesn't spin, check to see if the clothes have jammed or are unbalanced in the drum before calling a repairperson. Unbalanced clothes will also cause a washer to shudder or “walk.” If straightening out the load doesn't stop the washer from shaking, look at the feet underneath and be sure they are properly adjusted to keep the washer sitting level on the floor (you just turn them to move them up or down).
To prevent problems, follow good maintenance procedures. Use the right amount of detergent for your washer and your water hardness, make sure the machine is level, and don't overload it for the cycle chosen.
Because washing machine hoses are under constant pressure, check periodically for wear because they can flood your home if they burst when you're away. You can prevent this by installing lever-type shutoff valves (shown top right). With these, you can easily turn off the levers for both hot and cold water between wash days.

on Sep 03, 2010 | Washing Machines

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There is black residue left on the clothes after the spins cycle! It looks like soil? I have unscrewed the long thing in the middle and washed it clean but still the clothes aren't coming out 2 clean....


Hi just read your posting.Now select hot fill, high water level,and put 2 pkts of bicarb of soda in the empty tub.Start the cycle and let it fill and then let the machine wash for 5 to 10 mins.Do not let the water drain out.After 5 to 10 mins stop the cycle and let the water and bicarb soak over night.In the morning restart machine and this should clean the bowl.Please reply on how you got on or for further help.Looking forward to your reply.

Jun 19, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Spins but laundry is still dripping wet


This happens to me sometimes. My washing machine doesn't drain right into the drain, I have a pipe coming out of the back of the machine that I have to hook into the kitchen sink myself to let the water drain out. My washing machine was still full and I realized that it was because my sink was a little blocked and so it was draining too slowly and leaving water in the machine. If there was too much water, it would sometimes help to put the machine on again or put it on a drain cycle. My machine doesn't have a spin cycle so it will just give your clothes an extra spin so I couldn't do that and my clothes would still come out dripping wet. I advise that you give them another spin before you take them out if possible! xxThe fact that the washing machine is spinning but not drying clothes shows that there is some problem with the outlet of water. The water outlet is blocked. You can check for the blockage yourself. Normally threads or other waste accumulate in the water outlet, and if possible you can remove it yourself. Otherwise call your washing machine's customer services center and ask them to send a repair man

May 01, 2011 | Smeg Washing Machines

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The machine fills and drains on wash cycle but willnot spin


C1. Your motor was stopped due to overloading, inbuilt device, reduce weight of clothes (put less clothes). Press 'stop' & 'cancel' to clear the display.

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Mar 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Water keeps draining from machine


Not sure what is occuring now. The machine is now working ok. I shook the machine up a bit & now its working, so who knows.

Mar 19, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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Will fill and drain, not agitate or spin though


I am having the exact same problem with the same brand machine.  I put in a load of clothes to soak till the morning, but in the morning, the washing machine would only fill, spin, and drain.  The agitator would not wash the clothes, so they came out with the soap of course still crusted in.

Jan 22, 2009 | Roper Washing Machines

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My wife was washing clothes in our just missed the warrinty by about 2months, and the thing stopped in the middle of a cycle and started to fill again what is happening?


HI thanks for the question The problem could be as simple as a drain hose to low to the ground this coudd cause a siphoning and let the water drain away & stop and fill again to the water level you have selected thanks THE APPLIANCE DOC

Sep 11, 2008 | GE Washing Machines

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