I have a 7.2kg toploader that I bought two years back. The washmachine keeps draining the water that is coming in and ends up filling the water endlessly cause the level is never reached...meaning I can't do my laundry. Is there a valve or something thats not closing?
The washer is filled when the solenoids on the water inlet valve are activated, allowing water to flow through the fill hoses. Once the washer reaches a predetermined level (as determined by the load level selector dial), the pressure switch senses the water level and shuts off the inlet valve. If the pressure switch was causing this problem, your water level would continue to rise to the point that the washer would overflow. If the water inlet valve was defective and would not shut off, you not only would have a washer that would potentially overflow, but it would also continue to fill when the washer was not in use. The key to diagnosing your problem is the fact that the washer continually DRAINS and cannot maintain the water level. Take your drain hose and pull it up from the standpipe. If you had the hose shoved down in the standpipe too far, or if the drain hose was fitted too tight, a sucking sound may be heard as you pull the hose out. You should only have about 6 inches of hose in the drain. There needs to an air gap around the top of the standpipe as well. This prevents a vacuum from forming which causes the water to be siphoned from the wash tub.
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Hi some machines do this to empty any water that may have been sitting in the bottom of your washing machine and the water has went stagnant. It should stop when you start a new washing cycle if it does not you will have to have your machine looked as it would just be draining the water as it goes in.
Not knowing what brand / model you have makes it difficult however, the basic symptoms of a water problem are; If the water keeps coming into the machine with the power off and the tap on, it will be a valve fault. If the water keeps coming in with power on and on a wash cycle, its likely to be a fault with the pressure switch, pressure tube (Split or hanging off) or an electronic failure of the control board.Lastly, check the drain hose. If the end of the hose is lower than the water level of the machine, it is possible for the machine to start syphoning itself. Espe3cially just after the first pump out (Start of Rinse cycle) Make sure the machine is actually pumping water out. If it cant pump out, the machine may try to refill but it is already still full from last wash , causing the error code to flash. Check for pump jamming up with foreign objects, or hoses blocked with a sock, lint etc.. Sorry but cant help much more than this.
The drain hose needs to be higher than the top of the water level and yes, there needs to be an air gap so the drain does not siphon. As far as temperature, the machine will automatically put in cold or hot water depending on the temps selected. You cannot get straight hot water from this machine...that is by design. You will have to live with the temps you are given...I know, it sucks!
Either the hot or cold (or both) water inlet valves has failed and is locked open. Keep running the drain/spin as you are doing and shut off the water supply from the machine. After you have shut off the water supply and the machine has fully drained, switch the power OFF as well. There will be service valves for shutting off the water supply at the ends of the hoses connected to the back of the washing machine. Hopefully, whoever installed it hasn't located the valves behind the machine or you will need to pull the machine out to turn the water supply off - I've seen this done far too many times and it's not clever. The machine will then need to be inspected and will probably need to have at least one solenoid replaced.
Without a proper model number I would say you need to check the drain hose as if it is laying across the floor or if it is too far inserted in the stand up drain pipe, it will siphon out the water and keep trying to refill. Best off to call a
company such as Sears.
you have a water valve problem just as you suspected its not shutting off your water when its supposed to it is just continually letting water come in your machine, also if you are on a well system check the back of your machine where your lines come into your machine their is a wire mesh filter that protects trash from getting into this valve, but sometimes it gets through this, so just uncrew the pipes and check this. I had this problem, if you dont have a filtration system on your house I would stongly recomend one to prevent this from happening again. I have a well and this has been a problem for me.
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there will be something jamming up the drain pump empty the water out of the appliance if you study your operating instructions there will be an intsruction in it as to how to remove the drain pump cover and clear the impellor be carefull ill bet is a piece of glass