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Will not fill with water

My washer wont fill, pipes to washer and under sink are ok and switch on but no water comes through.

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  • pebbles91 Apr 20, 2009

    hi sorry its a beko wmb10w...it sounds like its trying to fill with water but doesnt ..

  • pebbles91 Apr 22, 2009

    hi i did that there was only one screen in the washer hose/pipe (in the cold pipe) none in the other ??

    could that be why.

    cheers for helping

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It is hard to provide great guidance to you without knowing the manufacturer and model number, but I have found that some lower end washing machines will not fill or operate without the door being closed. (I know this sounds too simplistic, but this actually happened to me.)

If this does not solve your problem, please post back here and we can take the next step. OK?

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

  • Jeff Meyer Apr 20, 2009

    Thank you for posting the make/model information!

    My next step would be to turn off the washing machine and also the faucets. Prepare for some water to leak as you unscrew the hot, then the cold hose connections on the faucet end. Check for a screen that could be filled with debris, blocking the water flow. After checking both at the faucet end, do the same at the washing machine side of the hoses.

    Please report back with what you find. Thanks!


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