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Re: Washer will not fill with water
It appears your timer/main controller has failed in this instance.
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The soap wont come out if there is no water. Does the detergent flap open? If so, the dispenser is OK. If not, you need a new dispenser. If the machine is not filling, check the pressure switch and or the tubes that go to the pressure switch, they may be blocked, tricking the machine into thinking its already full of water.
3 possible problems, the inlet screens on the back of the washer are clogged with debris, the water lines feeding the washer may be galvanized (steel) and very constricted. Or the fill valve is failing. Check for good flow by disconnecting (water off at shutoffs first) the lines and testing into the washer, if pressure is good then clean inlets, or replace the fill valve for the washer. (easiest to do this from top of machine by pulling drum toward the front). The "universal" valves are less expensive by about half than the ones in the cardboard box. (I have purchased both types and the difference is the cardboard box and 10 dollars). make sure unit is unplugged before servicing On the rare occasion I have seen a heat trap ball stuck in a water heater affecting the hot side only ,which affects all faucets in the home , but only one time in 10 years. Hope this is useful.
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This is symptomatic of a malfunctioning water control valve- the hot water one if the washer is hot and cold fill, and the cold one if it is just cold fill!
Sorry but it needs replacing and a service call to confirm that it is not something else like the control board or connectors ;-0(
Yes if its leaking into the tub when not operating you need a new fill mix valve. No its easy to replace .First unplug unit Next shut off water supply at the wall remove the fill hoses from the washer side. their are 3 screws holding the top cover in place remove these and slide the top back towards the rear and remove.Now their is 1 screw that secures the valve to the back panel remove, and slide the valve sideways to release now all you have to do is unplug wiring from the old valve to the new one,then disconnect the hose on the end of the old valve and hook up to the new one .Now you can put the new valve back in place remember to slide sideways or your retaining screw will not line up.reinstall fill hoses turn on water and check for leaks... LOT of words but it is an easy repair and you can save a lot of money by doing it yourself GOOD LUCK
There's no water at allIf there's no water at all, make these checks:Is there water getting to the machine?Is the water-volume selector switch set properly and are the control panel buttons pressed in all the way?If you have a Maytag® washer, is the fuse (if there is one) in the control panel at the lid-switch bracket blown? Is there a faint buzzing or humming noise coming from the water-inlet valve? (The water-inlet valve is the device on the washing machine that the fill hoses are attached to.) If you can't hear anything, the water-inlet valve may not be getting any power. If you can hear some noise and there's water present, you may need to completely replace the water-inlet valve.
I had the same problem with my Kenmore washer. It was a broken valve that allowed the water to keep filling into the machine. When the water filled high enough, it started coming out of the door. It would have cost over $200 with parts & labor. The tech told me to shut the water off with the lever at the wall after each use. He said you should do this anyway. I didn't have it fixed. I just shut the water off. Hope this helps. LB
If your machine is a FAV6800AWW or FAV9800AWW the (upside down u and f) may be a “NF” for no fill error.The washer has tried to fill the machine with water and has sensed a water fill issue.The control board has shut the wash cycle down with an “NF” error to the display because of excess time to complete the water fill portion of the wash cycle. Will the machine complete the cycle with Hot water only or Cold water only?I would do a Quick Wash cycle just to test with an empty wash basket. Regardless of the above test and assuming you have good water pressure for both Hot and Cold supplies to the washer I would do the following. Close the water source valves to the washer and remove the Hot and Cold hose connections at the back of the machine and check for clogged inlet screens.If the water inlet screens are free of restrictions I would go into Service Mode and turn on the Hot and Cold water valves on one at a time and make sure the tub will fill with about 2 inches of water in about 3 minutes in service mode.Check both Hot and Cold inlet valves individually see page 16 of the SM Board Output Test, enter service mode and do the function test for both Hot and Cold Water Valve’s.If the inlet screens are clean and you have water fill restrictions in service mode we may need to look at replacing the water inlet valve assembly.You can turn on the drain pump in service mode to empty the tub or just start a wash cycle and the machine will empty the tub. The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.