Question about Zanussi WJS1397W Front Load Washer / Dryer

1 Answer

Water in drum

When I open the washer in the morning it has about 2" of water in the drum - although the previous day it has washed and dried clothes OK. Recently when we came home from holiday the kitchen floor was wet ............... please help......... thanks.

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.

  • Master
  • 5,911 Answers
Re: Water in drum

It sounds like you have a faulty fill valve that is leaking by. The valve has an electric solenoid but also has a small diaphragm that needs to seat properly to keep the water supply from coming in. If the diaphragm is not seating correctly for whatever reason, water pressure alone can keep water filling into the wash tub. Even the smallest amount, over time can cause problems. One way to test the theory is to shut off the water supply before you go to bed. If the tub is still empty in the morning, more than likely you have a bad fill valve. Let me know if this helps.

Posted on Jul 10, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Clothes come out musty

I would put in some bleach and clothes that can handle it without damage and run a wash cycle. Leave the door open when you are done using the machine, or at least un-latched. There are commercial products, but bleach will do the same thing. You have stuff growing on the gizzards inside the drum, and bleach will likely kill them. They like dark & humid places.. guess what... that's your washer with the door kept latched.

Aug 15, 2014 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

1 Answer

My Hoover 700 LA Top loading washer does not spin dry clothes after the was cycle ? The drum does not spin fast enough for the clothes to dry out as before.

Just got Hoover 700 la manual top loader 2. is taking maximum amount of water on low arrange, and takes an hour on delicates. it also spin dries very strongly, just ruined my clothes..what you would suggest folks..
cheers aysh

Jul 06, 2012 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

After the machine has finished its wash there is no water in the drum the following morning the drum is half full with water with no warning of this so if you open the door water spiles out.

If the water is clean, there is a problem with the water inlet valve, there may be a small piece of grit or similar preventing the valve from closing completely, or the rubber washer in the valve has either got hard or split and the valve is not sealing completely. There may be 2 valves, or a double and single valve in the machine, and to find out which one is leaking, the simplest solution is to ensure the soap dispenser is empty and dry, and put a piece of paper towel in each section, one of the pieces will be wet the next day, and it's the hose that is over that section that the water is coming from, follow that hose back and you should know which valve is not correctly sealing.

Apr 09, 2011 | Hotpoint WMA66 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Finding water in the washer after it sits idle for a few hours. Wife tells me that she completes a wash cycle as normal, moves the clothes to the dry emptying the washer. Then later in the day she returns...

yes its a leaky solenoid water inlet valve,shut off each water fill valve after using the machine and check the drum later to see if its still empty,then do the other4 valve and when you find water then thats the leaky valve,don't try to clean it,just replace the entire valve

Jan 01, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My expensive lg washer makes my cloths smell

Water is staying in the drum because it does not have the ability to pump put all the water. The only fix to this is after every cycle, take the little drain hose located near the bottom of the unit where you have to remove the cover, and take out the plug and drain into a small trash can. You will get about 4 cups water out of the machine. If this water is left overnight, it starts to mildew and will be washed over your next load. It's a design flaw, but this is the only solution. And one other suggestion, after you are finished washing clothes for the day and after you've drained out the remaining water, leave the door open overnight for the moisture in the unit to dry out.

Jul 16, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Whirlpool Duet Washer Leaking

Hi, If you are getting water in the washer without it running, the inlet mixer valve is going bad. When you run a load, does it finish spinning and all the water is out? I hope this helps you. It is not an expensing repair. I can walk you through the repair if you would like.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

May 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer


sounds like brushes they can cause a burning for clothes smell after drying the fan in the heater could be dirty but generally that would mean the heater will not work

Mar 18, 2009 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load...

4 Answers

LG all in one washer dryer fills with water on the drying cycle

the unit is made to bring water in in the drying cycle ,,the water dont touch the clothes..the water is to take the lint away and to cool the drum,,you must remember that you can was 22 pounds but you can only dry 11 you must dry about half of what you wash..and drying the 11 pounds it will take 3 to 4 hours,,no exhaust...

Sep 21, 2008 | LG WD-3274RHD Front Load Washer / Dryer

2 Answers

Kenmore Front Loading Washer - Water in drum

please hold my rating till were done i need your model number to give you the proper procedure for checking your drain pump as i believe something in it is restricting your drain flow and three different companies build kenmore

Jan 11, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Drying cycle ma;function

The problem lies with the water valve at the water entrance area; trace the pipe from where the water comes to dispenser. This should be done after opening up the top ( careful not to touch any part which could give you electric shock or anything) The pipe where the water gushes should be traced back to the inlet area, you will have to change this valve. To see the gush gently open the dispenser drawer.

Nov 27, 2007 | Malber WD1000 Front Load Washer/Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Zanussi WJS1397W Front Load Washer / Dryer Logo

118 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Zanussi Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides