Re: washing machhine takes water and then switches of
I have a front loading whirlpool that did the same thing, I removed the bottom cover,then where the drain hoses go is a filter trap. You unscrew the cover, pull out the trap, clean out the loose change and junk,then screw the trap back on and your good to go.Make sure you try to get as much water out as you can, because what ever is left in the washer will come out as soon as the trap cover is removed.
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possible blocked pipe,while machine is full of water take the outlet pipe and lay this as low as possible into a bowl. if no water comes out then you have a blocked pipe. 1st if there is a filter remove drain plug and check filter. If no filter then you need to remove rear panel, Under the sump there is a large black hose, this goes to the pump. By removing the sump side of this hose with suitable tool you can check inside pipe. You may also need to check waste pipe aswell.
check if any of the valves are getting voltage,if they are and still not filling,turn off machine and unplug-coil far valve should be around 3.4kohms,they go open circuit sometime,check the small pressure switch pipe for blockage aswell hope this helps----follow safety guidelines always when working on electrical equipment
Hi,after posting I had the enlightened idea to run the machine again.Gut told me it was a blip,rather than a defect.Has run 2 cycles with no problems recurring.We keep our fingers crosswise!regards henk
If the machine is takin on water when it is off aswell as on then its the solenoid at the back these are what the hot and cold water pipe are connected to. its will one of them not both.
IF its only takin water in on the wash then its the presurre switch.. most commonly what happends is that a small tube comes up from the bottom of the drum and goes up along the side of the drum and is attached to an electrical pressure switch. when a machine is filling it traps air in that tube and the pressure increases upon that air which force the switch to open and cut of the water
so its either the solenoid or faulty pressure switch or the little pipe is either disconnected or damaged.
this may sound silly but check the waste outlet pump electrically, some models are wired up so if the pump fails the water will not enter the machine, this works on the theory that if it fills up it can not empty
also check the solenoids for open circuit electrically, double check the water supply to the machine, it may have been fine but you could have kinked the pipe placing the machine back where it should go?