Doesnt heat up the water,and the washer wont go onto next cycle once i have set the wash i require wih temperature, i have to fill from the hot water as iv conected the cold water fill to my hot to help with temperature and i have to fisically switch washer back off after i think washing clean then switch it to spin to empty, then again to rinse, then again to spin out clothes,in between doing this im switching the fill pipe back and forth to hot then back to cold again ,can you please help any ideas
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Re: washing machine mafunctioning
It appears your timer/main controller has failed in this instance.
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It could be that the machine is trying to heat the water in the drum, but is not able to for some reason. The timer is waiting for the water to reach temperature before advancing. Posssibly a broken heating element. This can happen even on a cold cycle as most machines prefer to heat all soaping water to about 30C regardless of the temperature setting.
Hi from retired Englishman in France (it's 21:29!),
If your washer has 2 pipes for feeding water then one is for hot and the other is for cold naturally.
All washing machines have a water heating element in them- in case any hot water supply is not hot enough for its wash.
If you only have a cold tap you will need to purchase a 'Y' connector. This screws onto the cold tap supply (single end) and the hot and cold feed pipes connected to the washer screw onto the other two ends. The machine will now be fooled into thinking it has two separate feeds!
The machine opens the valve for the 'hot' water supply (which of course is cold) and the heats it up to the required temperature for the wash cycle. Afterwards, when the machine requires cold water for rinsing, it opens up the 'cold' supply (which is the same supply as for the hot water!) and is happy.
My guess is heating element, if its broke it wont heat water and because the thermostat does not detect hot water the machine does not move onto next step. i suspect you will not be able to do a prewash.
Part cost ££20 to £30
My machine has same problem but im struggling to pull out the eliment.
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/.../Duet%20Job%20Aid.pdf Above is your service manual, look in the area of the NTC sensor,it needs to be replaced, the service manual will show you how. You need to replace the ntc sensor, most likely.
Water Temperature Sensor Error If during the water heating step in wash cycle, the water temperature sensor (NTC) value is out of range, or the heating element circuit has failed, the "F/05" error code will be displayed.
Check the Water Temperature Sensor, Heating Element and Element Relay
Check connections to the Sensor, Heating Element and Relay
Your washer has a lid switch. If the switch is broken the washer will not spin. The pump is mounted on the motor. In the wash cycle the pumps turns counterclockwise. In the spin cycle the pump turns clockwise, forcing the water out of the machine. So if that lidswitch is dead then she won't pump OR spin. This video shows how to get into your machine and the next one shows how to replace the lid switch Use this GUIDE to help you
The water temp thermostat is to blame or the water is not heating.Basically what happens is the washer fills with cold water and starts to wash and heat at the same time.Once the water reaches a certain temperature it moves onto the next stage of the wash program.If the water is not heating or the thermostat is not working the programmer wont get the signal to move on.Hope this helps.
Most washing machines do not heat water, they merely let the hot water into the wash tub that comes from your house hot water heater.... when selecting warm, hot and cold water will be mixed together to get warm or when selecting cold.. only the cold water is allowed into the wash tub.. Please provide brand and model number of machine so I can tailor a reply toward your specific washer...