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Water fill not working properly

Water fill sticking pump for drain works but fill works intermittingly

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Theres a over flow/check valve in either the left or right corner of the inner tub (looks like a mushroom sotr of,) perhaps this float is getting stuck, or perhaps something has gotten under it i.e. pasta chicken bone.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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I have a W 2104 washing machine , the program seems to not work properly , when the water comes in it straight away pumps the water out again and repeats this cycle


Washer fills with water then drains:

The critical question is. Is the water is just running down the drain but the pump isn't running. If it is being pumped out, and you can hear the pump running just the same as when it's emptying prior to spin then it could be aborting the wash because it is, or it thinks it's overheating. ( due to defective water temperature switch)

If the pump is failing to shut off then there is something wrong with the electronics. If your washer is a mechanical timer controlled device then you may have a sticking switch (which may explain if switching cycles does something for you). But if you have an electronic timer then you may be experiencing a board failure, where a cycle is being commanded when it is not intended to by design.


If water isn't being pumped out, but just draining away all the time, the washer will keep detecting there isn't enough water inside and top up with more.
Modern washing machines should be sophisticated enough to realize something's wrong and abort with an error, but if not, it may continue washing or rinsing for a short while before losing enough water to trigger more coming in again. It can get stuck on this cycle indefinitely and it's called siphoning.
Siphoning occurs when the end of the drain hose is lower than the level of the water inside the washing machine.
Try raising the hose and see what happens.
Also the drain hose should have some type of air gap where it fits into the stand pipe. It should not have an air tight fit.

Again Either it's siphoning down the drain due to an issue with the plumbing, it's overfilling, or also if it ( THE WATER) overheats then in some machines the software will employ a fill and drain tactic to cool down the water. The important thing is to work out which of these different faults is causing the problem by careful observation.


Other switch's to check would be the water inlet valve and the water pressure switch with a multi meter for continuity or OHMS.

And in some modern washers that come with THERMISTORS:
One symptom of a washing machine that thinks it's overheating and thus fills and drains at same time ( possibly because of a faulty thermistor) is if it's filling with cold water and pumping out at the same time. This is covered in this articleWashing machine fills and drains at same timealthough the same symptom can be caused by other faults.

On some models that have belt drive the WIGWAG selenoid could be defective or the spin and agitate bars could be bent or worn, or the spring worn or broken.

By the way my advice is free cuz God is good!

Mar 24, 2017 | Washing Machines

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Need help


Are you saying it is draining the water properly? Because it sounds as though the pump is faulty. Every now and then you get pup motor that don't short out or stop completely they just don't drain we'll anymore. The drain period on your machine is timed so a slow drain may cause the error. So even though everything is clear and 'working' the pump needs replacing. Another cause would be a false reading from the pressure switch(level switch) but you would normally have problems with fill etc also, so unlikely.

Jul 09, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Upper tray doesn't clean, lower tray is fine. Also, lot of soap sticks in the soap compartment after the cycle. Thanx.


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If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound. If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve.

Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete.
Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present. If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump.

Jan 31, 2011 | Whirlpool 24 in. GU2500 XTP Built-in...

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Dishwasher won't drain properly. Dishes aren't properly cleaned


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If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound. If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve.


Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete.

Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present. If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump.


The water temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes.



Hope this helps...


Daniel

Oct 25, 2010 | Jenn-Air 24 in. JDB2150AWP Built-in...

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Sticks on drain cycle and cannot be stopped


Water constantly running down the drain, and the washing machine repeatedly topping up with water, can be caused by faulty plumbing. The washing machine may get stuck on a wash, or rinse program, caught in a cycle of filling with water and losing it down the drain. When siphoning has started it can stick forever in this cycle. NOTE: These symptoms can also be caused by totally different faults. Indesit washing machines (and some others) for example can force the washing machine into a constant cycle of filling with cold water and pumping the water away if it thinks the washing machine is overheating (possible faulty thermistor). The main difference is that in this scenario, the water is being pumped down the drain and the water pump can be heard running, whereas in siphoning, the water is just running down the drain through gravity.
Siphoning occurs when the end of the drain hose is lower than the level of the water inside the washing machine. It's exactly the same principal as siphoning beer out of a barrel into bottles or siphoning petrol from a tank. If the end of the drain hose is very low, then water can siphon out as soon as it enters the washing machine. If it's just slightly lower than it should be, then siphoning is usually triggered when the washing machine first pumps water out or even just occasionally.
This fault most often occurs when the washing machine has been moved out for cleaning or relocated in a new house etc. It can also occur if a drain hoses stand pipe isn't properly secured to the wall and falls over at an angle.
The drain hose should also not be pushed down too far down into the waste water pipe, which can cause siphoning just the same as if the stand pipe is too low. It needs to go just far enough in to prevent it falling out but it will fall out if not secured properly with a crook or tape. If the stand pipe that the drain hose is being pushed into is too low, then it may need raising. It could have fallen through the floor boards in which case you can gently raise it and secure it to the wall with proper brackets. If it was just installed too short, you can add a small extension piece.
You should ensure that the plastic crook supplied with the washing machine is fitted to the end of the drain hose. This forces it into a shepherd's hook. The length of drain hose sticking out of the crook should be about 4 or 5 inches. If the plastic crook is missing, I tape the drain hose in.
You could have a bad drain pump solenoid.

Mar 07, 2010 | Dishwashers

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I have a GE washer that won't drain!


The pump is clogged. Remove the tub to pump hose and you will find debris in it not letting the pump work. Do this and you will be good to go. Thanks, Rick

Mar 04, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Dishwasher will not drain. power is ok drain hose is not plugged disconnected hose from drain plug was able to siphon smome water through Start washer, then press cancel, get a noise, probablely...


Hello. There are several possible causes for your problem. Let me briefly go through each one and then you may be able to zero in on your specific issue. I will try to include the fix for each.
Drain line/air gap A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Pump The pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them. Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced. Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

Dec 07, 2009 | Maytag Dishwashers

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Dishwasher not spraying/pumping water in wash cycle


If your dishwasher is filling, draining and the heating element is working then the wash pump motor has probably failed.

You have not provided the manufacturer and model number, so I have no way of knowing if your dishwasher has a separate drain and wash pump motor.

May 03, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Bosch SMS6032GB/20 worked fine the first time but does not pump water inside hence the dishwasher stops. There is 1/4 water already inside on the left hand side.


TRy filling it with the sprayer from the kitchen sink . If it washes properly this way, look at the fill valve and the float assembly. Bosch uses a seperate pump for wash and drain. See if it can drain after the test.

Jul 02, 2008 | Bosch Dishwashers

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Won't fill


Probably a siphon condition. Remove the drain hose from the wall. Now re-insert only 6" of it. If you put it too far down inside the wall it can cause an intermitent siphon condition. Make sure you tie down your drain hose so it does not pop out durring the drain cycles.

Apr 26, 2008 | Admiral AAV7000A

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