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Is it OK to run a washer without water

I want to test and service a washer but have no water hook up available. Is it OK to run the washer for short periods to test the different cycles without water in the machine or even connected?

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  • 943210 Jan 19, 2009

    The owner of the washer that I am wanting to test has stated that it will damage the washer to run it without the water connected. Is there any danger of this?


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All you can test without water, is the spin and pump functions..
The heater and the wash action will not work without the correct amount of water in the washer.
Hope this helps.
Plz rate my solution.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    heliconius Dec 31, 2012

    hey Barry, Can you explain further? We had had not enough water running into a machine for a while. Is the machine damaged and how?


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