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Water trickles in

When my machine is not on, water still trickles in filling the drum. It did it once before, and at that time I unplugged it for a while and it seemed to reset itself. This time no luck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks RJ

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Re: Water trickles in

You may likely have a faulty water valve or water is back filling through the waste hose if it is plumbed into the sink. also is the supply water pressure low? it may not be assisting the water valve to shut fully.

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It may be the water inlet valve is not shutting off the flow 100%. If water keeps trickling in, even dripping, it will eventually fill the drum. Some models have a water level sensor that will run unit thru a drain cycle to prevent an overflow situation. Try checking the unit every 6 or 8 hours to see if there is a slow build up of water accumulation. Replace inlet valve if there is.

Dec 26, 2014 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Water in the drum between washes

On top of the washer is where you ad the soap usually. When you are NOT running the washer, open the lid to the soap dispenser and see if you see any water trickling through it. If that is the case, you need to replace the water fill valve that the hoses are attached too.

Apr 04, 2014 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Wm2032hw water filling slowly

The solenoids in the valve were sticking either because of sedement in them or them being faulty all together, which is likely the case since you said the screens were clear of debris, my advice is to order a new valve because the problem will happen again, its a matter of when

May 07, 2012 | Washing Machines

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Cold water just trickles in, hoses are all fine and there is no blockage.

3 possible problems, the inlet screens on the back of the washer are clogged with debris, the water lines feeding the washer may be galvanized (steel) and very
constricted. Or the fill valve is failing. Check for good flow by disconnecting (water off at shutoffs first)
the lines and testing into the washer, if pressure is good then clean inlets, or replace
the fill valve for the washer. (easiest to do this from top of machine by pulling
drum toward the front). The "universal" valves are less expensive by about half
than the ones in the cardboard box. (I have purchased both types and the difference
is the cardboard box and 10 dollars). make sure unit is unplugged before servicing
On the rare occasion I have seen a heat trap ball stuck in a water heater affecting
the hot side only ,which affects all faucets in the home , but only one time in 10 years. Hope this is useful.

Apr 04, 2011 | Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer

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When we use the cold water it is just trickling in. I cleaned the water inlet screen for the cold water on the back of the machine but it is still only a trickle. Is there another screen inside the back...

Often there is a screen at the inlet of the hose also...

If your washing machine will not fill, only hot or cold will fill or is slow to fill then read these tips. I have covered many of the things that can happen in these tips…

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Sep 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Is there a water filter on the washing machine? We've had well problems and the water just trickles in taking 45 mins to fill. GE Adora top loader

There is a water inlet valve on the machine, for cold and hot water. These have screens on them, once they get to much sediment, they will restrict your water severely. These are located on the back of the machine, and they are what your water lines screw into.

Mar 29, 2010 | GE Washing Machines

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Kenmore 90 Series Washer : cold water fills at just a trickle:

your hot water goes through the water heater so contaminates settle in the heater. the cold does not, there is a screen inside the fill valve where the hose hooks to the valve on the machine. if this in not plugged then the fill valve will have to be replaced. because of the build up of contaminates..

Jul 08, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Drum keeps filling with water when not in use

Hi, You will need a new water inlet valve. the valve has stuck open just enough to let water trickle in. Until you can repair it, just turn the valve off at the wall. If you have not yet found your answer, let me know and I will assist you in getting part#.

I hope this helps. If so, please rate my answer so I know how I am doing.

May 10, 2009 | Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer

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Rinse water barely trickles out of my washer

Do you fill the machine with hot water only?

If so, this is what I suspect. The filters in the inlet hoses on the back of the washer need cleaning. Remove the garden hose connectors, remove filter, clean, replace.

When filling with hot only you get a lot of pressure thru one hose. When you rinse, the best you can do pressure-wise is cold rinse -- but the cold water filter is going to be more clogged than the hot so it delivers less water.

When you use warm rinse, you get mediium pressure thru both lines, again less water than al hot on filling the machine.

Apr 29, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Water is filling slowly

For low water volume - or "Trickling" effect...

1. Turn off the water supply to both hoses.
2. Remove hoses (one at a time so you don't get them confused)
3. On the washer side - look for a removeable screen inside wher you just removed the hose.
4. Using a small screwdriver - pop out the screen and reverse-flush it/clean it. It will likely be full of sediment and calcium deposits from your pipes.
5. Replace the inlet screens.
6. Re-fit the hose to the machine.
7. Turn on water supply valves.
8. re-try.

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Mar 24, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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