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Washer wtw57esv1 fills up with water & agitates at the same time

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

jonniewalker
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SOURCE: No water is coming in the washer before the agitator starts

The most common cause of a washing machine not taking any water in is either a kinked fill hose or the tap becoming faulty whereby you switch it on but the valve inside doesn't turn. Another common cause is the tap getting accidentally switched off and people not realising. Other causes can be wiring faults, water valve faults or programme control faults. these days the vast majority of washing machines are cold fill only and should give an error code if they can't take in water.
Most washing machines are controlled by software programmes these days and produce error codes if they don't detect the correct amount of water has been taken in within a set amount of time. The error code for not filling should be mentioned in the instruction book
Washing machine making a humming noise when trying to fill?
If the washing machine wont take in any water at all, plus you can hear a humming noise (not normally present), check that both your taps are turned on, or that the water supply hasn't been cut off in someway. A gentle humming from the back of the washing machine could be the water valves being energised and trying to take water in.

  1. Carefully pull the washing machine out ,Turn off the taps supplying the washing machine
  2. Unscrew the fill hose(s) (Have a bucket or bowl and towel ready, there may be a spurt of water at first due to the pressure in the hose)If you get a spray of water coming out that lasts longer than a second or so the tap may not be actually turned off properly.
  3. Hold the hose over a bowl or bucket and switch the tap back on to see if there is a decent supply of water coming through the hose
  4. Adequate water supply available?
    If water comes through at a decent flow rate then check the filter in the water valve on the washing machine. You can pull it out with a pair of pliers and clean it. However, this will only explain your fault if it is severely blocked up, which is rare. Be careful not to damage the filter with the pliers as they are often delecate and brittle. If you create a hole in one - even a small hole - it can let grit and even small stones through into the water valve and damage it resulting in possible flooding in the future if an obstruction stops the valve shutting off properly.
    No adequate water supply coming through the hose?
    If no water comes through the hose, or the flow is very slow, then the fault is in the plumbing or there could be a kink somewhere in the hose. If your machine was plumbed in using those self plumbing taps that clamp on to the copper water pipes then they do sometimes get clogged up and need the hole clearing. If this happens to the cold supply it can be achieved by turning the stop tap off first, but if the hot supply is blocked - which is the most likely of the two - then you have to turn off the cold supply and then drain the hot water tank by turning on the hot tap until the water is drained out (unless you know where the valve is to turn the hot water off in your water cylinder).
    If your machine is plumbed in using the ubiquitous blue (and red) levers to turn the tap on and off they can commonly go faulty where you think you've switched it off or on but only the plastic lever has moved and it hasn't actually operated the valve inside the tap. This is typically caused when the red or blue plastic lever cracks. You can usually operate the tap using pliers.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

jumptrout51
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SOURCE: GE Washer agitates when I try to fill it up with water,wont fill

You have a bad water level switch or a clogged plastic hose that goes to the water level switch.
Use a putty knife to open the front panel. The clips are at the top right and left sides just below the top lid. Push in on the clips and pull out on the panel.
On the left side of the tub you will see the air dome with aplastic hose connected.
Remove the hose and insert a small wire into the air dome hole to clean it out ouf soap scum. Then, blow through the hose and listen for a faint click in the water level switch. Also check the hose for a hole or being pinched.
The set the timer for spin and run a spin cycle then retry the water level and wash cycle.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

pgh_pa_guy
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SOURCE: washer fills with water then stops, won't agitate or spin

There are two possible causes. The most likely cause is the lid switch, which is supposed to keep you from sticking your hand into the moving basket. On many washers this only keeps the machine from spinning, but on other models it prevents agitating as well. The other possibility is the water level switch, but that usually causes no filling or overfilling if it's bad.

Both parts are available from Sears (www.searspartsdirect.com) and many other online sources. (I normally use the Sears site to find a part number if I don't already know it, then search for that number on Google. It's a great way to find good prices on more costly parts.) There are also a number of sites with detailed information about how to remove the cabinet to get at the parts if you want to try doing it yourself. Replacing these parts is pretty simple if you're comfortable with a screwdriver and have some mechanical ability.

If you'd rather have someone else repair the machine, this would normally be about a 1 hour plus parts charge for an appliance technician. It isn't time for a new washer yet.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

localwonder
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SOURCE: FILLS WTANK WITH WATER AND DRAINS BUT DOES NOT AGITATE NOR SPINS

Hi. your timer assembly is faulty. it is not initiating the spin and proper wash cycle due to this malfunction. the timer is responsible for the actions and commands. if its defective, it will not carry out the initiations correctly.

CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO THE PURCHASE PAGE FOR YOU REPLACEMENT TIMER.

Posted on May 23, 2009

grandadfixer
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SOURCE: Washer fills but will not spin or agitate? 1 year

Check waste hose not pushed to far down tube.This would cause same problem

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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