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Water is not filling up.

Hi. I have a Fisher & Payakal 501 top loader washing machine. Since yesterday it is not filling up with water. There is some kinda noise in the water inlet valves. When i open the washing machine cover only few drops of water going inside. On the other hand spinning, pumping all other functions works fine. Please advise.


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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    I think it may be the solenoid that controls the water flow or there is a blockage in the inlet where the hose connects.

    Our hot water inlet still works so I may try swapping the hoses and setting the machine to hot...but not sure if that will work. I guess the cold water one will go before the hot as it gets used a lot more.

  • umerahmed Oct 18, 2008

    Hi all,

    I swaped hot cold water hoses at tap and also swaped electrnical connectors..but still same problem. I think need to replace water valves.

  • umerahmed Oct 27, 2008

    I've replaced the cold solenoid valve which i purchased from ebay in a very cheap deal and now its working fine. Thanks for the help.



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Turn off water
disconnect fill hose from tap
examine screen inside hose end for 'muck' blockage
clean screen
reconnect hose
test washer
if no fill
replace water solenoid valve

note: cold water valve fails first, it gets most use,
if only using cold water, you can simply swap the hot and cold hoses at the tap, and swap the hot and cold electrical connectors on the solenoid valves, the hot solenoid is no the cold one and the washer can be used, cold only, for about as long as it has operated thus far..

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    AlmostBob Oct 15, 2008

    guest, instructions were

    swap hot cold water hoses at tap, and swap hot and cold electrical connectors on the solenoid valves

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    AlmostBob Oct 20, 2008

    If there were a fault in the washer water system.

    there would be either the hot solenoid or the cold solenoid fail

    the odds on both solenoids failing at the same time are so small as to be ignored

    water is entering the washer, therefore the solenoids valves are open, there must be a restricion in the hoses or the piping

    is there flow from the tap into a bucket placed under the tap

    did you clean the screens in the hoses when you swapped them

    perhaps the obvious but sometimes the obvious things trip you up


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Swapping of the solenoid valves was the easiest way to check function. Thank you very much for this help. Solved my problem with Fisher & Paykel GW 609.
Thanks a lot!

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