Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

There is no cold water at all in my house. The pressure seen right. What can I do? Someone said it could be the heating element. If it is how can I find out and how much does it cost to replace and ca

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Washing Mach... Master
  • 7,627 Answers

I think you mean no hot water? Check the Circuit Breaker for the Hot Water Heater, On? Not tripped? You will need a Multimeter to verify voltage to the thermostat and heating elements, If you feel comfortable working with electricity and basic hand tools it's a easy fix. Purchase the EXACT same Element/elements and thermostat, they usually come in the replacement kit. Shut down the AC circuit Breaker and water supply for the water heater, remove the cover, verify that NO AC is present, If you supply the Make and Model I will try to locate a presise procedure.

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

  • 1 more comment 
  • Raman Vasanthan Jan 02, 2013

    Thanks for your help. My boiler is as follows. Hydro Line B24. Your help is much appreciated Max

  • Raman Vasanthan Jan 02, 2013

    Thanks for your help. My boiler is as follows. Hydro Line B24. Your help is much appreciated Max. P.S The hot water is now ice cold

  • max carson
    max carson Jan 02, 2013

    It's Gas? I thought it was electric? here is a Manual:



4 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

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

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1462 Answers


if not heating, will stick in cycle.
remove connections from element and check for continuity with a multimeter

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

  • 3463 Answers

SOURCE: hot point aquarius 1100

All Hotpoint washers have heater element regardless of whether they are cold fill only, or hot and cold fill.
if 2 connections at rear, then it is hot and cold fill, if only 1 connection, then it is cold fill only.
Please rate my solution.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

  • 119 Answers

SOURCE: hotpoint WF430 wont heat water

could be still clicking if faulty best thing get diagram for water level censer and do a test under 10amp load, thermostat next to element or contacts in timer melted or dry joints Re: Jeff

Posted on Apr 12, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Rheem Stella 850 series 360 L which is one year old. I have noticed the last few days that the hot water pressure is dropping and water flow is fluctuating in and out.

Did you do back flow? Suggest you perform back wash via the hot water outlet of your heater by plugging a hose. What is the tubing size that flows thru the heating elements? If it's small, maybe you need to apply higher back pressure to remove the soil. Does it have a built in pump? If it has, check the ******* strainer, maybe it's cloaked up with debris, you never know what's in the line.

Jun 21, 2016 | Rheem Water Heaters

1 Answer

Is my A.O.Smith 52 913 really something else?

first off , it is probably a genuine hot water system
secondly --- the heating elements are not made by the manufacturer but are off the shelf items that are made by electrical manufacturers as this reduces the cost of the unit and allows spares to be bought any where from reputable dealers or plumber shops.
that would explain why there are different elements as they may have failed at some point and have been replaced by a plumber
next , it doesn't matter which element is positioned where as they head water and the location , being in close proximity would not make a great deal of difference
normally there would only be one element in operation as the extra element is for fast hot water recovery ( long hot showers , many people showering or fast heating after all the hot water has been drained for an element replacement)
the element with all the controls would be the main element and it will control water temperature and also it should have an adjustable screw or knob , that can be turned to adjust the thermostat setting
there should be wires to the second element from the controller of the main element so that it is cut in when the water falls below a set temperature
If you have 25 years and the system is not leaking anywhere then the cheapest outcome is to have an accredited electrician/ plumber check out the elements
The secret to hot water systems is to have the thermostat setting low ( around 65 degrees c is hot enough for the hands and body) and the temperature difference between utility supply temperature and the set temperature means that you can draw off more water before the hot water system switches on the power
conversely if you have it set so that is at 100 degrees C the the cold utility supply only has to drop the water 10 degrees and the power switches on to maintain the 100 degrees C
any way get an accredited electrician / plumber in to check it out and get a quote

Oct 30, 2015 | Water Water Heaters

1 Answer

I have a 1991 40 gl and it fell through the floor which is like 2 ft off the ground. turned the water off and replaced the pipes it has its own lever type power supply with the screw in fuses 30 amp (2) of...

You have 2 problems with several possible causes:
You have 10-year-old electric water heater that was reinstalled after falling down, and doesn't heat the water.
And you have no hot or cold water pressure, and no pipes are leaking.

1) First problem is lack of water pressure throughout house.
Turn on outdoor spigot nearest to water meter.
This spigot will tell you if problem is inside the house or between the house and meter.
If spigot runs full force, then you probably have clogged pipe where water heater connects to main cold line, or the main shut off valve got clogged with sediment that broke off inside the pipe when you were working on water heater.
Open and close shut off valve to see if that helps. Then disassemble pipes and track back the problem. Put pressure gauge on water heater drain valve to watch pressure drop when turning on indoor faucet.
Read following information:

Water heater doesn't work:
Test across wires at top of heater to see if you are getting correct voltage:
If tank is receiving correct voltage, then no hot water puts suspicion on upper element or upper thermostat, or both.
Open following link for electric water heater troubleshoot steps:


1 Answer

Hi, I also have a SHS43E08GB/43 and need to replace the instantaneous water heater element. I can see that people have asked for some help with getting access to the unit. any chance of a 'heads up' on...

Replacing the Water Heater Element Step 1: Turn Off the Power
  • Turn the circuit breaker off at your electrical panel, and use a voltage tester to check if power is still reaching your water heater. You will be working with electricity and water, so it is critically important that the water heater is turned off and is no longer receiving electricity.
Step 2: Attach Hose to Drain Valve
  • Attach a hose to the drain valve and turn the knob to open the valve. At this point, we do not want to drain the tank, only to make sure that the drain valve is not clogged.
  • If your tank is clogged, you will need to address this issue first.
  • Do NOT drain your tank yet.
  • It is possible to change the heating element without draining your tank, although it can be a bit more challenging. If you would like to try, this video will show you how.
Step 3: Turn off Water to the Water Heater and Release Pressure
  • Turn OFF the water supply to the water heater, by closing the cold-water inlet valve which is located above the water heater.
  • Release the hot water pressure by allowing air into the tank. To do this, open a nearby faucet in a bathroom or kitchen. Only open the hot water valve, not the cold. Leave the valve open.
Step 4: Remove the Access Panel
  • Use a screw driver to remove the access panel. The upper panel houses the upper water heater element, and the lower panel houses the lower element.
  • There is usually insulation between the panel door and the thermostat, set the insulation aside in a dry place.
  • The thermostat should have a plastic cover, gently remove the cover.
  • Check the wires with a volt meter to ensure that there is no power.
  • Inspect the wiring. Has any of the wires been damaged? Are there any melted parts? Wiring can be damaged if sediment has caused an element to overheat. Any damaged wiring must be repaired.
  • Loosen the screws and disconnect the 2 element wires from the heating element.
Step 5: Remove Heating Element
  • Use a heating element wrench to remove the element. The element wrench can be purchased for about $5 at your local hardware store. It is designed specifically to remove electric water heater elements, and has a wide mouth that will fit over the exposed part of the element.
  • While the tank is still full of water, slightly loosen the element in a counter-clockwise motion. The water's weight will help keep the tank in place.
  • Once you know you can loosen the heating element, you can now drain the tank by opening the drain valve. Depending on the size of your tank it could take between 30 to 60 minutes to fully drain.
  • Remove the element. There will be a rubber gasket or "O" ring that seals the tank. Be sure you remove the O ring with the element.
Step 6: Install New Heating Element
  • Wipe down the threads and gasket area of the new element so that they are free of dirt or debris.
  • Attach the new O ring onto the new element. DO NOT use the old O ring.
  • Gently push the element into the tank and tighten with the element wrench.
  • Attach the 2 wires under the element screws. Be sure that the wires are secure and will not slip.
Step 7: Refill Tank
  • Close the water heater's drain valve.
  • Turn ON the water to the water heater.
  • Do NOT turn the power ON at this time. The tank must be full of water before turning on the power or you will damage the heating elements.
  • Check the newly installed water heater element for leakage. If leakage is present, turn off the cold water supply and tighten the element. It may be necessary to remove the element and reposition the O ring.
  • As the tank fills, water will begin to sputter from the open faucet tap that was left open from Step 3. The water is pushing the air out of the line. Once there is a steady flow of water, the faucet can be turned off.
  • Replace the plastic thermostat covers, insulation and access panel covers.
  • Once the water heater tank has filled with water, you can turn the power back ON to the water heater by flipping the circuit breaker ON.
?It's not uncommon for the hot water faucets throughout the house to sputter, as they will likely have air in the line. This will go away in a short period of time, you can open each faucet until you have a steady flow of water if you prefer.

Aug 11, 2017 | Bosch 24 in. SGS43E08 Exxcel Built-in...

1 Answer

50 gallon electric heater not working after about 5 minutes in the shower the water gets cold and the rest of the house i do have 240 going to water heater thermostats goood element good

Some elements will read with a meter good until they heat up.

Hot water then going to ice cold top element is working and bottom bad. Luke warm water and then goes cold bottom element good and top element bad.

Elements and thermostats are not to exspensive to replace.

If you have power only two thing's left are the thermostat's and the elements.

May 21, 2010 | Water Heaters

2 Answers

Asko dishwasher d3530. The water in the dishwasher is not hot.

Generally speaking, dishwashers don't heat cold water on their own. Be sure the dishwasher is connected to a hot water supply and that hot water is available to the dishwasher at the START of the cycle.

Often it takes hot water several seconds for house plumbing to deliver hot water to an outlet. If the dishwasher is connected to the kitchen hot water supply, run the water in the sink until the water runs hot before you start the dishwasher.

Dishwashers often have heaters to heat the water even hotter than most home water heaters, but they are not intended to heat cool or cold water. You MUST furnish hot water to the dishwasher from the time the cycle is started.

I've seen houses that take so long for hot water to reach a faucet, the dishwasher is already full (of cold water) before the first drop of hot water reaches it.

Good luck. Hope this helps.

Sep 11, 2009 | Asko 24 in. D3530FI Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Cold water or cold & hot water connection?

If there is only 1 water connection on the back of the machine then it's a cold water supply only and the machine will be fitted with a heater element to heat the water. If it has 2 water connections then you need the hot supply and should ask someone to fit the correct isolation valve on the capped pipe so you can fit the required hose. Most modern machines are cold water only.

Apr 11, 2009 | Bosch Washing Machines

1 Answer

No hot water, plates cold and dirty and wet

If you've installed it recently make sure the hot water tap was plumbed in and not the cold water tap, check the hot water tap temp in the house to make sure it's getting warm, there also should be a heating element located inside of the dishwaher that heats up to help the dishes dry at the end of the wash cycle, which is controled by a thermostat. If the heating element or the thermostat are bad your dishes won't dry.

Mar 25, 2009 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

1 Answer


if not heating, will stick in cycle.
remove connections from element and check for continuity with a multimeter

Jul 11, 2008 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Indesit DG6100W problem...please help!

Hi, I have the same dishwasher and it fills from the cold supply, not the hot and it doesn't have a cold cycle as is previously suggested, as you will know kellyemb :-)

The Indesit DG6100W does a fill from the cold and heats as it washes, so if it's sticking part way through, it could be the heating element. Have you tried opening the door when it sticks and seeing if the water is hot? The heating element went on ours and it kept tripping the electric whenever the it tried to start to heat the cold water. If it is the element, they don't cost much to replace, even cheaper if you know someone who can fit it for you! Ours cost us around £12 and hubby fitted.

The only other thing I can think of is it might be the timer, like someone has suggested but how to reset it, I have no idea. I have seen on another website that a replacement timer is around £55 plus VAT, which is a little expensive.

Hope you get it fixed.

Jul 01, 2008 | Dishwashers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

40 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1461 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76132 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15644 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides