Washing machine will not fill w/ hot or cold water
After having to turn off the water to the whole house and then turn it back on the washing machine will not fill with hot/cold water. I turn on the machine and a noise indicates that the pump(I assume) is trying to bring up the water, but nothing happens. When I initially turned on the machine there was a loud thud in the pipes that are in the walls. I know the water is running to the bathroom because the sink and the toilet are just fine. I hope there is not a serious problem with the main pipes to the washing machine. please let me know if you can help.
Re: Washing machine will not fill w/ hot or cold water
It turns out the stainless braided lines we bought for the washer and dryer have some kind of anti-flooding check valve in them. The air purging through the lines must have tripped the valve. We took the hose off the water supply line and jiggled it, luckily the valve reset. Problem Fixed.
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Re: Washing machine will not fill w/ hot or cold water
Could be an air lock in the water pipes,turn off the water to the washer, disconnect the hoses, and hold them over the sink or into a bucket, then turn the water taps back on to the washer.
The water should come through at full pressure.,
If it does not , then the problem is with your supply and not the washer.
Hope this helps.
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Lift the top of your washing machine by unscrewing the back or remove the back and you will find a code and test sheet inside, you normally will find it at the top edge of the machine from or back. Very easy to use if followed to a T.
Do y7ou have 2 hoses at the back of the machine one for cold water and one connected to the hot water tap of the house. If not then you have a cold water in only. If you have 2 hoses have you connected the hoses into the machine correctly Have you checked to see if your machine has a heating element under the bowl for heating the water. As an appliance shop to verify if you have by the model number of the machine. otherwise you have a cold washing machine and unless you can plumb hot water to it that is all you will have.
typically hot is on the left and cold is on the right at the house faucets but in some cases they are reversed so if filling with a cold setting and the right side supply is hot the plumber reversed the lines when the house was built which while its semi rare has been seen numberous times
This model is a direct drive with only one pump, the drain pump. If the drain pump leaks, which is a common problem on these models, it will leak no matter what temperature wash is selected! If you a have a leak on cold, it will probably also leak on warm wash. Your problem is your solenoid operated fill valve on the cold side. Only one fill hose comes off of this combination fill valve to your fill plenum at the top back of your tub. So if it leaks on the cold, but not hot, check for a crack in the plastic housing of the valve on the cold half. The valve is located on the inside back of the machine on top right when looking at the front of the machine. They are fairly inexpensive and easy to replace.
Might be a bad inlet valve. To confirm, swap the hot and cold hoses to your washer so that the cold water feeds the hot water connection and the hot water feeds the cold water connection. Turn off both hot and cold water faucets. Set the washer for a warm water wash. Turn on the cold water faucet, and check the flow. Then turn off the cold water faucet, and turn on the hot water faucet and check the flow. If the cold water flow fill slowly, then the problem is with the inlet valve.
It an easy part to obtain from an appliance supply house. To install disconnect the hoses to the back of the machine, and remove the back panel to get access to the valve. Should only take a couple of minutes to remove and install. Hope this helps you.
Why has nobody mentioned the fact that if you “draw off” hot water
using a tap beside the washing machine you can get “instant” hot water
to your hot-fill. I have been doing this for years – now that all my
hot water is heated by a crabon-neutral energy source (either wood or
solar) I feel it is even more energy efficient.
As for water consumption, my house has a secondary return pipe on the
hot water circuit with a temperature sensor fitted to the pump so that
it only switches on when you turn a hot water tap on – you than turn
the tap off, wait 5-10 minutes while the water circulates, then turn it
on again, by which time the hot water only has ashort distance to
travel and you don’t waster much down the drain.
However, I have been interested to read about the pros of cold fill
only, especially the arguments about such a small volume of water being
used anyway and the possibly improved wash performance? Also, I was
dismayed to read that washing machines with hot and cold fill don’t use
the hot wate very efficiently.
So would I be better off going for a hot and cold machine while they’re
still available or going for a high-efficiency cold fill only machine?
I am still minded to get an LG with hot and cold fill… comments please?
Washing machine is a hot and cold fill, but I only have a cold water
You can use a Y Piece connector
(external link 4Washerhelp spares) to connect the hot and cold fill
hoses to a single cold water supply. The washing machine will then work
OK. Simply screw the Y-Piece onto the tap, and then screw the hot and
cold fill hoses to the Y-piece and connect the other end of the fill
hoses to the washing machine. (You may be able to buy this part also
from a DIY store like B&Q)
Hello. your fill valve is faulty and needs to be replaced.
here is how the fill valve is supposed to work:
The fill valve--which is about the size of a coffee cup--is sometimes also called a "water inlet valve." It controls the entry of hot and cold water into the machine. The valve has three major components:
A hot-water solenoid
A cold-water solenoid
A mixing valve body
The inlet valve has three hoses connected to it, for :
The hot water from the house
The cold water from the house
The water directed into the washing machine's inner tub (either hot or cold, or both) to fill it with water
When electricity flows to one or both solenoids, water flows through the valve into the washing machine's inner tub. When the electricity stops, the water also stops.