Question about Electrolux EIFLW55HIW Front Load Washer with IQ-Touch Controls
Noticed water collecting in wash drum when washer has not been run in several days q month or so ago. Today after when I got home, I notied more water than usual, but washer had not been used for about 8 days. If I were guessing it is as leaky water mixing solinoid, but I am not sure. What I did is to place the machine in spin cycle and it pumped out the water and then I used it as normal. The machine seems to work fine, but worried the water problem may get worse and if it over fills the drum, then it will leak out on the floor and cause damage to the house. My wife and and I are gone quite a bit, so if it gets worse, this could happen. What are your thoughts?
You are correct. One of the solenoids on the water valve is not shutting completely and will need to be replaced before it sticks wide open and cause a flood. Here is the part to order. To replace the valve, remove the screws on the top panel, slide it back and lift it off. There you will have access to the valve replacement.
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: drum stuck fast
sounds like the drum bearings may have seized, or they are worn and the belt has come off and wrapped around the drum pulley. a few things you can check are:-
does the inner drum have any up and down movement to it?
does the belt appear to be on ok? (you will need to remove the lid to see)
have you noticed any black marks on the clothes recently?
hope this helps
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Posted on Aug 03, 2008
There are three main possibilities here. Firstly there may be a blockage that is stopping the water from flowing. Secondly there may be an item stuck in the pump chamber. Lastly the pump itself may be seized up. On machines that have their waste pipe connected under the kitchen sink it is always worth checking that the plumbing is not blocked with fat or lint at this junction. Check for kinking of the waste hose, this may of course release itself if you pull the machine forward. As for blockages and obstructions inside the machine itself it would be difficult to give any real guidance as there are so many models. If the pump is seized or defective the solution is nearly always the replacement of the whole pump.
Posted on May 03, 2009
mine is also making noise during the spin cycle. Just paid $95AUD for the repairman to tell me it needs news bearings and that will be a further $300!
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
SOURCE: Hi, I have an Electrolux
Im taking it that you have a squirrel cage motor.(motor without bruhes) Locate the capacitor and replace it. Most of the time its the capacitor that has malfunctioned and that will stop the spin cycle. If you have a soft start.(an electronic control), then check the brushes. Possibly need someone to help as the motor will need to be removed to gain access to the brushes. Check length. must be at least 25 mm.(otherwise not enough tension). Make sure power is pulled out when doing this repair.
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
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