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Re: replaced water valve in washing machine still not...
It appears your timer/controller has failed in this instance.
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Water entering the machine when it is off likely means you have a failed solenoid on the water inlet valve. It is possible that low water pressure could cause it but if your machine fills normally during use, then the water inlet valve needs to be replaced. It is a simple job if you would like instructions.
If you are having a problem with your Hotpoint washing machine it is helpful to know what the error code means. Some of the problem are very simple to fix and do not require a service call to remedy the problem. Here is a list of error codes and the meanings for Hotpoint washing machines
If your error code has an E in front of the number and not an F as shown here, the meaning of the code is still the same
# F10 - This means there is no cold water coming into your washing machine You should check and make sure that the valves are on and that the hoses are not kinked.
# F11 - This means there is no hot water coming into the washer. Again make sure that the valves are on and that the hoses are not kinked anywhere. Also hot water will freeze before the cold water does, if it is very cold where you washer is, check for frozen pipes.
# F12 – This code means that the water is not filling when calling for mixed temperature water. Again, check the hoses and valves.
# F13 – If you have water supply problems this code could also display. Check all hoses and valves.
# F14 - A If this code comes up you have a problem with the washer water heating system. It is usually best to get a professional to repair this problem.
# F15 – The water is not being drained from the washing machine properly. Check the discharge hose to make sure that it is not blocked and that it rises to the minimum height requirement for your washer.
# F16 – The water level is or has been too high in the washing machine. The water inlet valve is probably not closing properly. Turn off the water at the hot and cold water valves and replace the water inlet valve.
# F17 - Door is not closing properly. Firmly push the door closed, and the washing machine should work. If you cannot get the machine to run by slamming the door, then you will need to have the door switch repaired or replace it your self.
# F20/1 – This means that you have a problem with the thermistor that senses the water temperature in your washing machine. It will need to be replaced. This error also could occur if the temperature where the washing machine is, is below freezing.
# F30/31 – This means that there is a problem with the washing machine motor. Check that you do not have too much in the washing machine. There also could be a communication problem to the motor. Unplug the washing machine to reset it and then try to run a cycle again.
# F40 - Water is below the minimum level for the heater to be working. You need to find out why there is not enough water entering the washing machine.
# F41 – There is a problem with the water level detection system.
# F50/51 – This means that the washing machine has lost its programming. The washer will run in a default mode till you can get it reprogrammed.
You probably have a stuck fill valve. This is the part where the hot and cold water hoses connect. Just to be sure unplug the machine and if it still fills Remove and replace the fill valve assembly. Don't forget to unplug the machine and turn off both the hot and cold water supply valves. This is a rather simple repair.
The machine's fill valve needs to be replaced, it is no longer closing (shutting off) completely.
This is a fairly simple repair, you won't need to remove any panels from the machine other than the small one to which the valve is attached.
In the meantime, you'll have to manually turn the wall valves on and off whenever you need to wash clothes. Don't forget to turn the valves on BEFORE starting a cycle, or you may toast the fill valve completely.
In my experience, I've had the replace this valve about every four years, but it is a simple repair. While you're at it, you might consider replacing the water hoses as well, especially if they are the plain rubber variety. Stainless-braided, long-life hoses are now available.
Hello Friend, Your solution is simple. You need to replace the water inlet valve. The cold water inlet on your valve is blocked with hard water deposits or dirt and debri from water lines, causing it to not close completely. This condition is allowing water to enter through the valve when it's supposed to be closed. Replacement is easy. Just replace water inlet valve and your problem will be solved. Happy to help, Tim.
The solenoid comes as part of the fill valve assembly. It's fairly simple to replace, but before you attempt replacing the valve try turning off the water supply and disconnecting the hoses from the back of the washer first. Inside the valve assembly on the back of the washer are water valve screens. These screens can get clogged with sediment which will restrict or stop water flow. If you've never checked them or cleaned them before this could save you a little bit of repair time. Simply use some distilled vinegar and a cotton swap and thoroughly clean each screen. If the valve still does not produce water flow, the part number is 878761 an runs about $25. Let me know if this helps you.
The solution is a faulty solenoid valve, either the hot or cold valve depending what temperature you are using.
Replacing the valve is easy turnoff machine unscrew hose, remove 3 srcews to lift control cover, slide out locking tab, unclip wires the replace valve which cost about 30-$40