Question about Washing Machines
At the back,on right hand side. down below where the water pype are connected with the machine. It seem something inside the fitting of the washing machine did broke of. The water does not drain.
SOURCE: Overflowing washing machine
check the pressure switch . its circluar in shape with 6/8 wires attached, and a small nipple with a 10mm pipe attached. as the water rises in the drum air is pushed up thru this pipe which when working ok , eventually pushes against a switch .hence its name. so, if there is damage to this pipe( maybe rubbing against the drum) the passage of air escapes before reaching the switch. if the pipe is ok then check the switch by blowing up the pipe (with the power off ) and u should hear a small click inside the switch. if not replace
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
I have the same washer, WT-R801. Does the machine stop all together when the spin cycle arrives?, if so check the pump on the drain. Mine was burnt out. Its available for $61.00 delivered from Adelaide. Steve.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
SOURCE: Kitchenaid Top Loader leaks
It leaksYour washer can develop several types of leaks. You can track down a leak based on when it occurs:
During fill only
During drain and spin only
All the time
During fill only
If the washer leaks only during the fill cycle, check these:
Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.
The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak.
Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.
During drain and spin only
A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.
All the time
If the washer leaks all the time, check these:
Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.
Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician.
Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it.
Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
UE code means an imbalance error. Either the load is too small, the appliance is tilted, laundry is gathered to one side or a non distributable things are put into the drum.
Make sure the unit is placed in level location and distribute the load evenly inside the drum. Do not load the unit with on-distributable items.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
No you just need to get the drain hose up higher...the water is siphoning out and is either caused by the end of the drain hose still in water and not having an air gap or the hose is not going up higher then the top of your washer...
Lifting the hose up should give you an air gap and get the hose high enough to stop the siphoning...
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
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I would guess that your pump has gone south as the machine needs the full power of the pump to evacuate the water from the tub. It just could be that the pump has gotten stopped up by many strands of lint washed out of the clothes. Most likely your pressure filter that keeps these strands from going into your pump has clogged and no longer lets the water pass. You are going to have to either take the filter apart and clean it or replace it with a new one. Replacing it is probably the cheapest as far as time is concerned. If you turn the machine over on a side, then you can discover the filter is a round plastic container about 6in in dia. and two small hoses connect to it with tensioned ring clips. To take it apart, you have to remove 3 or 4 compression clips around the rim pointed in toward the center. It also could be made of one piece and you really have to replace. Test it to see if you can force water through it.
Posted on Jan 13, 2011
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