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Hey Nick, to force your washer to drain is really easy. You will need a bucket and some extra towels. Simply remove the drain hose from the house drain pipe and lower into the bucket. If your bucket fills up, simply raise the hose above the level of the washing machine and the water flow will cease. Please reconnect with us if you do need any further assistance. Best Regards,
1. Ensure the fill hoses are attached correctly ( hot and cold hooked to correct fill valve positions) and turned on.
2. Are you sure it's not actually filling with water but you're not seeing it because the water level is so low. If it drains the water has to be coming from somewhere!
3. There are screens inside the fill hoses attached to the fill valve behind the washer that can be plugged. When city workers flush lines sand can be forced into the home supply lines to plug these screens.
4. Bad pressure switch or the switch can have suds residue to cause intermittent problems.
There is a water level pressure switch inside the top panel that has 3 wires on it and a vacuum line. That pressure switch controls the water inlet valve functions via the timer.
If by chance the pressure sensing line is getting hydraulically locked with water due to some form of obstruction it can cause the symptom you describe.
This pressure switch also controls the start of the spin once the water level has dropped (prevents the wash tub from being a water brake and damaging the motor clutch)
If the water level pressure switch is working normally then the only thing left is the timer.
You can do your own testing of the water level presure switch with an external vacuum hose (3 feet in length) connected in place of the machine hose. (DO NOT drop the machine hose when you disconnect it!)
1. place timer on wash and start filling. LID CLOSED
a. Force air orally into the external line
1) Result fill stops agitation begins
2. place timer in spin LID CLOSED and force air into external line until the pressure switch clicks.
a. START SPIN CYCLE NOW and listen for water pump out
b. release pressure on external air line
1) result tub starts spinning
If it passes the above tests your looking at a timer problem causing your no rinse situation.
SOME OF THESE MACHINES HAVE TWO PRESSURE SWITCHES IN THEM, ONE FOR THE MAIN WASH WATER LEVEL AND ONE FOR THE RINSE WATER LEVEL. CHECK FOR A PLUGGED AIR PRESSURE HOSE FIRST AND THEN CHECK THE PRESSURE SWITCHES.