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I have a slimy sandy substance coming through the water pipe to my washing machine causing diminished water flow and destrying the filter

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Thasts no issue with the washer, i would call in a plumber sounds like you got an issue there, im sure you know already but that aint normal at all

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Kenmore washing machine 2 year old is now flooding my floor every 20 loads happiend 4 times. Please help.


Is the water flooding coming from the top of the washing machine?
Check the drain pipe in the back to see that it's not loose. Also, look inside the drain pipe and make sure there is no algae. Algae might cause low flow through the drain pipe and it will overflow.

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My machine won't meter water into machine


When doing inside jobs on the machine see that the power line is off the wall mains. Also note which line goes where before dismantling it.
First try turning off the machine for 30 minutes. Disconnect the pipes at the back top of machine, to see if water comes full flow from your water supply. Check the fine filters on the machine inlet entry, they could be blocked, clean out with old tooth brush. Some filters are removable.
The FH indicates a fill failure and this is usually caused by a bad water valve, flow meter or pressure switch.
One key to determining the cause of the FH error is how fast the error comes up in a cycle. If the error appears within 1 or 2 minutes then the most likely cause will be the water valve or flow meter.
If the error doesn't appear for several minutes then the pressure switch can be the source of the problem.
Both water valves must be turned on and working. Even if a cold wash is selected at some point during the fill the hot water valve will be energized and if there is no water then the FH error will show up. Sometimes a consumer will turn the hot water valve off to save energy but you can't turn one valve off on some washers.
Inlet valves can be purchased thru the net and fitted by you easily.
Water into machines are not 'metered', it is measured by your flow meter inside the machine. A line going up from your outlet area to your panel above to activate a switch, according to water pressure.
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The hot water comes out but the cold water just trickles.


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France, Fri 13;29,

A quick suggestion/check- turn off the cold water feed then remove the cold water pipe from the back of the machine. Inside the piece fitted to the machine you are likely to find a filter. Make sure that is clean and not obstructing the flow. Check at the same time that the water IS coming out of the supply pipe at the right rate before putting it back of course!
If neither the supply nor the filter is the cause the cold water inlet valve in the machine could be at fault.

Hope this helps,

John C

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The water comes in very slow. Also how do you clean the pipes.


This can be a block in the inlet pipe filter. So remove the main pipe line to the washer and see if the main flow is good, is not correct the flow. Now see the filter that is attached to the inlet socket to which the line comes in. Use a good brush to clean and flush. Also the inlet valve can be clogged or faulty and restrict the flow to the washer tub.
So check this out.

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It wont drain the water away after a wash we


sounds like your pump may be gone, or could be pipe blocked. to check pipe fill machine take outlet pipe at rear of machine and lay this into a bowl. If water flows ok then all pipes are clear. As water is coming through just put machine onto spin cycle and raise hose to see if water will then pump out.

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Cold water flow seems blocked. It comes out very slow.


in the inlet pipe is filter ,remove the water inlet pipe and have a look should be thumb size filter that comes out for cleaning

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Hotpoint Aquarius WF740 My washing is coming out with dirty marks and bits of slimy dirt. I wonder if it is from the door seal as this is dirty or could it be something else? I used the persil gel filled...


Your pipe to the water pump exit is probably blocked with bits of old fluff or missing sock, i found that the clothes had slimy bits on mine, i tilted it up and removed the rubber water exit pipe from under neath, cleaned out all the rubbish and works a treat now.

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Washing comes out smelling horrible! Any ideas?


It is not the washer that is causing the prob, more likely to be coming from waste pipe, and or sink if the pipe is connected to the sink waste pipe.
Check and clean filter in washer if it has one, and remove waste pipe from washer and check outlet is not partially clogged up with sediment and other substances.
If pipe goes into sink waste, then pour a sink pipe cleaning fluid of some description down sink waste.
Also make sure you are not doing too many low temp wshes, as this can cause a prob as well
Do a boil wash at least once a month without clothes in but with powder in.
This is called a maintenance wash, and helps keep the inside of washer clean, and free from smells.
Please rate my solution.
Thanks.

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