Question about Washing Machines
Recently I turned off the hot tap at my kitchen sink, immediately afterwards I heard a hissing noise which made me turn back to check (both taps were switched off) and then hot water suddenly started flooding the kitchen. It was all pretty instantaneous and something had caused the hot water inlet hose to my machine to burst. The rubber pipes had a white hessian type covering which were previously in very good condition showing no signs of wear and tear at all. However the force had caused a clean sharp break. I asked the plumber who fixed it whether water pressure or a build up of air caused it to which he replied neither and that he had never come across this problem before. Since the incident the water pressure has been deemed fine and although the pipes knock in my kitchen and bathroom I've been told that's common in old houses (I live in a Victorian terrace conversion) and nothing to worry about. Something made the pipe to burst and I would be very grateful to anyone who could diagnose the possible cause. Thank you
I have never heard of this in all my years of appliance repair but I would tend to think that it was a one off hose and nothing more than that.
Well, that's my two cents. :)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
switch off power remove top switch off water and remove hose. remove inside pipe from valve - usually held by just a spring clip remove electrical terminals valve is just held with a couple of screws usually - remove these and valve will come away. put back in same order
Posted on Jun 22, 2007
hmmm..let's see..sounds like you have some residue accumulating from something possibly seeping into the tub. That can be old rubber, a metal sheath, or even an leak of lubricant. Like an old car, there are parts of every mechanical device that need to be attended to.
I'd recommend you find the most seasoned person that works on older machines, to come by and assess what is 'leaking' on your clothing. Grey comes from something metallic or rubber/plastic.
Hope you can solve this one, and keep that old machine happy.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
I would recommend you replace the water inlet valve. This is the only device between the fill hoses and the dispenser that controls the flow of water. The "hissing" noise you hear could be a defective solenoid in the valve that is staying open and allowing water to flow. Try turning the water off at the tap to see if the sound goes away. If it does...water inlet valve. Another tale-tell sign of an inlet valve leaking would be a small trickle of water running down the dispenser tube in the rubber door boot. Over a period of time, the tub will begin to fill and possibly overflow (even with the washer turned off).
You can find a replacement valve at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Dispenser Parts" heading for item number 1 (part #8181694).
Replacing the valve is simple. Just follow these steps:
1. Unplug washer, turn off water supply and remove hoses from the back of the washer.
2. Remove the top panel by removing the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then lift off.
3. The water inlet valve will be located at the left rear of the washer (as viewed from the front).
4. Remove the dispenser hose, electrical connections and mounting screws and the valve is removed.
5. Install new valve by following these steps in reverse order. NOTE: When reinstalling top panel, make sure you lay panel on top of washer, leaving a couple of inches of room from the front panel. Then, slide panel towards you (front of washer) so that the top panel slides into the mounting clips.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you still require assistance, or if you feel I'm wrong in my assessment, please post back and let me know.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
if you have the type with little screw in the middle tighten than try again,,,or if you can take it of use a small pliers to turn it off,,onthejob
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
SOURCE: Water Leak
Yes all you have to do is take off the front cover of the washer or the back cover, it it usually the front on top load washers. I believe your water pump may be cracked, but am not sure. What you need to do is remove the cover and start your washer and let it fill. Get a flashlight and pay close attention to where the water is leaking from. Then all you have to do is replace the part and your done. Any part dealing with water leaking will not be hard to change.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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