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Not enough water going in I have to fill with the Kettle.

I can here the water entering the machine for about 30 seconds then thats it even on full load?

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    Thanks alot, hope that will fix it,

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Check the water level switch.
This switch is activated by air pressure in a tube connected from the switch to the bottom of the outer tub. If this tube is clear then the switch is bad.

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You can also on that site tell them your problem and they will tell you the part responsible for the anomaly. U ca buy it from them or, now that you know the part number, check it out on ebay or other sources for a better price.

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The water is siphoning from the machine as fast or faster than it it filling. This is caused by one of two situations both have to do with how the drain hose is routed.

The most common is that the drain is too low. The drain for your washer must first rise above the height of the tub or highest water level before it enters the house drain or drainage sink. This height is typically a minimum of 30". So if you are trying to drain the washer into a low pipe, a short sink or down hill you must first raise the hose or piping to that 30" before it heads down hill.

Second cause is where the drain hose is pushed too far into the house drain. A typical drain pipe in the home has a water trap at the bottom. If you put your washer drain hose down into the pipe too far and contact the water in that trap you will also siphon the water from the machine. The drain hose should hook and be secured to the drain pipe and go inside about 6", that's all that is needed.

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Fill Machine with hottest temp you can With some old rags or clothes and run a full cycle. OR boil a kettle and trickle on hot water while levering them from the drum with a blunt knife. Remove any remaining deposits with hot water and a rag then wash as normal. Lollies are only boiled sugars after all

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HF error flashes, then after 7 min. drains machine, but won,t go in wash cycle


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That error code can be the result of no water detected entering machine after 30 seconds or pressure switch (water level control) activation not detected after 8 minutes of filling.

If there is no water in the machine at the time, make sure that both water taps are turned on, check for kinked fill hoses or plugged sediment screens in them and verify the water fill valve operation.

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Slow cold water flow won't go back to full flow


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Unplug your machine for 5 min then turn on spin to remove water. If water won't go you have a bad water pump. Code FL refers to a low water flow problem ( won't fill fast enough ) or old water still in tub.
Next you need to turn off the water ot the unit and remove the water lines. Look into the water inlets on the washer to see if the dirt screens are clogged and not letting water into you unit at a fast enough pace.
Your unit has a water level sensor and should agitate when full, but I believe your machine might be "timing out" i.e. not filling as fast as your unit expects so even though it doesn't fill all the way it begins agitating because it has taken too long to fill. Good Luck!

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I had the same problem with my LG front load. The second repairman fixed the problem. The water lines going into the machine were clogged with sediment (probably because I have well water). This caused the cups to remain full of water because the water pressure was so low the siphons were not working as they should to empty the cups. This also caused the wash cycles to be extremely long (sometimes 2 hours) because it took so long for the water to enter the machine for the wash & rinse cycles. Since the lines have been cleaned it works fine.

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many new machines use what we would only describe as hardly any water, does it do the job properly, if so then fine leave it as is,

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its not what we see that matters, its what it does, after all we don't generally sit and watch it do we?

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