When I pull on the washer, I get a spurt of water in, then I hear a valve or something shut, and the cold water stops. Hot is okay, and wanrm is just hot. I've checked the tap, checked the hose for blocks, nothing. Its been fine for 6 months. The shut off is an audible bang.
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Re: washer won't let cold water in
My guess would be a bad inlet valve. before replacing the inlet valve, check the screen inside the valve,remove the hose and see if its clogged. then check the screen inside the hose at the water valve side. if both of those are clear go ahead and replace the valve
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WASHER WILL NOT RINSE:
If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle, the most likely cause is the water valve. What happens is the water valve will stop letting cold water into the washer; therefore, once the washer gets to rinse it will either stop or not do anything during the whole rinse cycle.
This is because when you selected your water temperature, you selected warm/cold or hot/cold. The hot water came in and you didn't notice any problems. When it got to rinse, the cold water the cold water won't come in. Therefore, the washer does nothing.
To check the water valve, first cut the water off and remove the hoses off the back of the washer. Then one at a time point the hoses inside the washer tub and turn the water back on. If you don't have good water pressure, turn the water back off and remove the strainer that should be in one end of the hose. Inspect the strainer to see if it is stopped up, clean it and reinstall it. Now repeat this test. If you have good water pressure now, reinstall hose and your problem is fixed.
If you still don't have good water pressure, the problem is in your house plumbing and you need to call a plumber. If you had good water pressure the first time you performed the test, the water valve is bad and needs replacing.
If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle the timer may be the problem. Sometimes the timer gets stuck in the middle of the cycle or won't turn at all. If the washer runs, but the timer doesn't turn, the timer is bad and needs replacing.
Do you have anti-flood hoses leading to the machine. If you do there is probably a loose tube in the back causing a small leak. When the hoses detect that water is still flowing after a certain amount of time due to the leak it shuts down and causes the machine to turn off during the rinse/spin cycle
the water valve is bad in the rear area inside the machine,its controlled by electrical solenoids and the valve is stuck open even with the unit shut off,replace the valve combo hot and cold as these dont repair
Check the water shut off valves behind your washer. Make sure they are full open (turn counter-clockwise).
Turn the shut off valve off (full clockwise). Disconnect the hose and try running it into a bucket from the valve to make sure you have good water flow.
Check the hose from the shut off valve and make sure it's not kinked stopping water flow.
Turn shut off valve off completely...disconnect hose and look at the end that attaches to the washer. Is the metal screen clogged? Look at the water inlet on the washer where hose attaches and make sure there are no obstructions.
NF error for the FAV6800AW machine an many others = a no water fill error. The Control Board has not sensed from the pressure switch the correct water fill level after X amount of time. Do you hear water flowing into the washer for the Cold or Hot water fill cycle? If not you could have clogged water inlet valve screens. I would shut off the Hot/Cold water supplies to the machine and pull the supply hoses off the back of the machine and inspect the water supply inlet screens.They look like this; You could have a failed water valve solenoid.Do you hear the water valve solenoids go clunk at the start of the water fill cycle? I assume your machine is a FAV6800AW or FAV9800AW here are some links for reference if you want to troubleshoot the issue;The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
HI, this is a defective water valve assembly. you must replace this assembly asap, if possible. this will fix you issue.
The inlet valve connects the hot and cold water from your home to the back of the washer. The valve solenoids on the valve open one or both valves to provide the proper water temperature for the wash cycle. If the valves are blocked or the solenoids do not activate, the symptoms may include no water, low water pressure, the wrong water temperature or water entering the tub even when the machine is off.
If you have good water pressure at the washer source valves I would shut both the Hot and Cold water source supply valves off then remove the water inlet hoses at the back of the washer and inspect the water inlet screens for sediment blockage.
The washer inlet screens look like this;
If the above items check OK reconnect washer supply hoses and turn on water supply valves.If we are talking about a FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW washer then I would go into Service Mode Board Output Test page 16 of the Service Manualand turn on the Hot and Cold water valves and see if the machine water inlet solenoids operate and release water into the wash tub.I will summarize how to get into Service Mode and perform the check of the Hot/Cold washer inlet solenoids. Enter the Service Mode by pressing and holding the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or the display reads “00” Press the Delicates key the display will read something like “ot” the lid will lock.Now press Spin Only key this will turn on the cold water valve, do you here water flow into the washer? Press the Spin Only key to shut the cold water valve off. Now press Normal key, do you here water flow into the washer? Press the Normal key to shut the valve off or the off key to get out of Service Mode.If you don’t hear either Hot/Cold water inlet valve operate then you have a bad solenoid or loss of 120VAC applied to that solenoid valve and more troubleshooting may need to take place and possible replacement of the washer water inlet valve assembly.Post back if you have questions.
while the unit is filling in the warm cycle. reach behind and shut off the hot water tap.I bet the water flow stops filling, if so, you would need to change the inlet valve on the machine. You see, in warm, if the cold is not filling, you still hear the hot filling and the unit will advance. The rinse cycles are mostly "cold" only. if the valve is not opening it will not allow it to advance from the rinse section on the board.
It might have a small stone or something similar in the water soleniod valve or it might just be sticking open somewhat. I'd go ahead and change the cold water soleniod valve because it's not closing itself and shutting off the water flow.