Seems like the water pressure is incorrect. Already checked both supply lines, the hoses and the filters at the back of the washer. No problem with any of them. Filters are clear; plenty of pressure when running the hoses directly into the laundry tubs. There is no pre-mature daining as described in on eof the other postings. However, when filling, it seems like the water just trickles in. No obstructions or problems visible in the detergent dispenser either. When going through the rinse cycle, more of the same. The video in the store where I purchased the washer showed the water spraying out - both during the fill and rinse portions of the cycle. It also appeared that the water filled much higher than it does in my machine. I realize it's supposed to save water, but exactly where should the water level be during a normal cycle ? What about the rinse cycle ? Should the water spray out from the the front top (like in the demo video included on the CD with the washer) or is that just marketing ? Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Water Pressure Woes
There is a water level marked behind your machine; your outlet tube should not go below this level; the wall outlet drain should be high enough. Then your water will remain at the correct level in your machine. See that the valve in your wall to the inlet is completely open before you turn on the machine for your wash.
Your pump pumps waste water OVER the level marked on the rear of your machine. The water level marked is quite important for a successful wash.
It's not a solution, but the water on our washer here 'trickles down', too...I guess that is normal...But if you have the same brand, you should know those three gray...things...with the black balls in them? They have holes, forming a wavelike pattern...I don't know if that's supposed to Spray, or Drain....Mehh....I stink at solutions...The water level...hmm...just like..a little bit touching the end? :)
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As an electric-powered washer, a circuit overload may cause your Husky 1600 to shut down or prevent it from starting. In this case, check your home's electrical service panel for a tripped breaker or a blown fuse -- the 1600 requires a dedicated circuit rated at a minimum of 15 amps. To prevent a blown fuse, avoid using other large devices on the same circuit as your washer. If you use an extension cord, it must be rated at 15 amps as well. Before moving on to more complex troubleshooting measures, check the gun safety trigger and release the lock if your 1600's trigger will not move.
Releasing air from the pump serves as a simple fix for low-pressure water output; remove the wand and allow the washer to run as you depress the gun's trigger until the water output normalizes. If your water output seems to lack detergent, ensure that the clear tube is securely connected to the detergent nozzle. Likewise, check the connected water supply and make sure the faucet is fully open and that there are no kinks in the hose to ensure optimal pressure. Using a shorter garden hose makes for stronger pressure, as well -- Husky recommends a hose with a maximum length of 50 feet for a city water supply.
If your Husky 1600's pressure seems lacking or its water flow is obstructed, clean the nozzle by removing the wand from the gun, clearing the nozzle hole of obstructions with a stiff wire and flushing the nozzle with clean water. Similarly, clean the washer's inner water screen, located behind the garden hose connector, by removing the screen and flushing it with water. This also corrects low or irregular pressure and may remedy a unit that does not stop releasing water when the trigger is released. Model HD1600 features a chemical solution reservoir with a similar screen; clean this screen in the same fashion if you experience chemical intake issues.
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If your power washer issues go beyond troubleshooting basics, contact Husky's customer service department at 800-381-0999. Husky recommends contacting customer service when your 1600 has problems with its pump, bypass valve, discharge valve or manifold assembly, for instance. Because this series of powerwashers was originally offered around 2001 through 2008, Husky's one-year limited warranty no longer covers the cost of replacement parts or repairs.
The IE or E1 error or fault code indicates that the washer is not filling with water. Check to be sure the water supply valves are open. Also, check to be sure the water supply hoses aren't kinked or clogged. Next, remove the hoses from the washing machine and run water into a bucket to test the pressure and flow of the water. If all of these check out and you have good water pressure and flow to the machine, you should replace the water inlet valve
If you are trying to use the machine manually, there needs to be enough water in the machine to tell the level sensor when to switch off the water inlet solenoid valve. Failing this, the machine will only show IE (Inlet Error) and refuse to work.
Lots of possibilities. Inlet filter might be clogged. I once had a lizard crawl into a water feed line, totally blocked the feed. Check valves might be stuck closed. Discharge hose might be plugged. Pump might be trashed ( if it is a vertical engine it is probably a throw away pump) Nozzle might be plugged.
Disconnect the hose at the discharge and turn on the water supply. It should have a stream of water even without the motor running. That will check the inlet filter, feed pipe and check valves.
Sounds to me you have something wrong with the filter and retaining air there. That air must be purged to get the pressure you need from water supply. Double check that water filter I think your problem is there, Thanks Sea Breeze
- Too much pump for the filter - Clogged filter / dirty filter restricting flow and building pressure - Hose(s) too small a diameter - Restrictions in or blackage of a return line - Hoses connected to skimmer/inlet and return in reverse or incorrect order - Problems with the filter valve not routing water correctly - Bad pressure gauge misleading you on overall system pressure, again, clogged filter being the real issue
If it is none of those look at water chemistry being way off stressing the plastics or pool users climbing on the pump.
screen in hot water fill hose is probably stopped up.turn water off unscrew hose at both ends check for a screen,if not in hose check at water inlet on washer pop out screen clean under kitchen spayer and reinstall make sure you put hose washers back in the hose ends that should fix your problem!!!
Check for kinked or clogged water supply hoses(s). Be sure to make sure that if there is a screen-like filter in the supply hoses or at the inlet on the wash machine, that it is clear.
Shut the water supply off. Start the washer to fill on warm wash / rinse to relieve the water pressure in the hose. Shut off the washer. Unscrew the hose connection from the washer and direct both hoses into the washer tub (or other container). Turn the water supply on. Both hoses should discharge water evenly and forcefully, then shut the water off. If the flow was uneven, slow or poor - clear obstructions in / or replace the hose(s). Next, inspect the water inlet on the washer. Clear any obstructions, dirt, etc. Reconnect the hoses and try again. If flow is still lacking, there may be obstructions in water lines or valves INSIDE the machine.
Try replaceing the water filter, and / or check the water supply for adequit volume and pressure, by disconnecting the water supply line from the back of the refrigerator and run a couple of gallons of water into a bucket just to make sure the line is clear.
If the water supply volume and pressure is good, reconnect the water supply line, install the new water filter and try dispensing water, this should fix it, or check that the water supply silenoid valve for proper operation when dispenser lever is depressed.
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