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Water not filling in washer and water pipe is connected

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It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.

If the water flows though the inlet then the flow pressure should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.

Test a pressure switch: Click on : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZZ2bDMspj8

Check this link to replace the inlet valve:
http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1408/how-to-replace-the-inlet-valve-on-a-washer-dr.html

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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SOURCE: GE WJSR 1070A Leaking

It sounds like you have a leaking pump. The pump is easy to replace:
#1 Use a shop vac and pull all the water out of the drain line. This will keep you from having to clean up about 1 gallon of water off of the floor.
#2 Lift the front of the machine enough for you to get under and see.the pump just inside the front of the washer.
#3 Lift the 2 retaining clips off of the pump. This will allow you to pull the pump off of the motor.
#4 Remove the 2 clamps off of the hoses.
#5 Install the new pump into the hoses, and reinstall the clamps.
#6 With the retaining clips installed into the motor housing, install the pump.
#7 Attach the retaining clips, and set the washer back on the ground.

You have now replaced the washer pump.

If you have any questions, let me know

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Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Water Surge Making Pipes Knock

What you are describing is called "water hammering" and is caused when a water valve shuts off quickly. The momentum of the water moving within the pipe causes the pipe to bang when it comes to a sudden stop. Plumbers can install an air chamber to absorb the water hammer (just like a shock absorber) but you might try ones that you can just screw onto the hoses behind the washer. I have seen them at places like Home Depot in the plumbing department. (hope you can find someone who actually knows what you are talking about to help you find them) Alternately, you may be able to find them at a hardware store or appliance parts supplier.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: will not fill with water

It is hard to provide great guidance to you without knowing the manufacturer and model number, but I have found that some lower end washing machines will not fill or operate without the door being closed. (I know this sounds too simplistic, but this actually happened to me.)

If this does not solve your problem, please post back here and we can take the next step. OK?

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: when washer filling, water supply pipes begin to vibrate

Your Tap is turned on to far. If you turn it down slowly the noise will stop.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool top load washer makes noise on filling

Its mainly caused by back pressure when the inlet valve suddenly shuts off the water to the machine. The pressure causes your plumbing pipe work to shake inside the walls.

You can turn down the pressure by closing your water tap and only having it slightly open. Or you can get pressure limiters which join on the hose.

Regards
Ash

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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