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Under filling My washer does not take on sufficient water. I add about 12 litres of water manually through the detergent drawer, and this only just shows a visible water level in the door. I suspect that this may have something to do with the pressure switch acting too early, but how can I test this. Are there other probable causes?

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  • turgid Oct 31, 2007

    No. Its not that. It also is not the pressure switch, as I have changed it. I am now going for a fault on the "mini-load" circuit. The button seems to operate ok, but it doesn't matter whether it is engaged or not, the same small amount of water is let into the machine. Confoundingly, on the rinse cycle, the machine fills up a lot more. Still not enough water for my liking, but definitely much more than the wash cycle.



    Any views are more than welcome.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    I have the same problem. Machine takes water but hardly anything. It is because it is so environmental conscious it hardly uses any water.

    It rinses well, but I think it hasn't really washed anything.

    The machine goes round for ages, with the clothes still dry. Maybe hotpoint are onto something.... NOT

    This is a stupid machine, and even though we had ours only 4 years ( it always did this) we want to buy something else, and scrap this pile of junk.

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Check your drain hose. It should be at the same height as the top of your machine. If not high enough, make a loop that is high enough. The water could be syphoning out of machine as it fills.

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Water leaking from detergent drawer


The first thing to do is take note of what the washer is doing when water leaks out in order to help pinpoint the cause. Does it only leak when filling? Is it leaking during wash or rinses? Or is it leaking only when it goes into spin?

Only leaks when filling

  • Water pressure that's too strong. Some dispensers can't cope with high water pressure. Make sure the washer is level as one leaning forward can leak if combined with high water pressure. Try turning the tap on the washer down. Only suspect this if you know the water pressure is high and it looks like it's gushing in quite fast on fill
  • If there is an optional detergent flap fitted in the drawer for holding liquid detergent make sure it is removed or drawn into the up position if using powder otherwise it prevents detergent running down into the drum
  • A build up of grease and slime in the nozzles at the top of the dispenser where the water flows in causing water to spray at the front and run out when filling. Check this article -black jelly-like substance in soap dispenser and on soap drawer (In extreme cases I've had to replace the dispenser.)
  • A build up of undissolved detergent in the base of the soap dispenser under the drawer (depending on the design). Remove the soap drawer and check the bottom of the soap dispenser for a build up of detergent that could allow water to run over the lip of the dispenser
  • Blocked dispenser hose: Some washing machines can flood water out of the soap dispenser if the hose leading out of the dispenser into the tub gets blocked. Blockages can be something put into the drawer by a child or a chunk of undissolved detergent tablet. Indesit, and Candy, as well as some of the later Hoover washing machines suffered from this design flaw. The hose where the water is flushed down, was right at the front of the soap dispenser on these washing machines and it wasn't wide enough. Undissolved powder from a tablet or lumps of detergent through poor water pressure can block this hose solid causing water to back up. Unplug machine, remove lid and feel this hose carefully for obstructions.
  • Overfilling: If the washer starts to fill and never stops it will flood out of the drawer eventually - Washing machine overfills
Leaks out of drawer during the wash or rinse cycle
  • Too many suds? If you can see the door glass is white with foam up to the top it could be foaming out of the dispenser. Too much foam in the washing machine
  • Overfilling: If the washer starts washing but the water doesn't stop coming in it will eventually fill the drum so much it will start to pour out of the soap drawer and other places. If this is the fault you should be able to see the drum is so full of water it's making a different sound, maybe labouring under the load, and the door glass full to the top with water. You should also hear that water is still running into the machine and be able to detect it by opening the drawer. However, in most cases an over filling washing machine should trigger an error code long before it gets to this stage but if you suspect overfilling check this page - Washing machine overfills
  • Surging: There are (often intermittent) faults that can cause the motor to spin out of control on wash or rinses. Instead of turning slowly the fault causes the motor to surge into spin instead which throws the laundry and all the water about violently. Water can then be forced out of the soap dispenser drawer. This fault should be relatively rare these days but if you observe this behaviour call an engineer to diagnose the cause.
Leaks from drawer only when spinning
  • If it only comes out on spin it can be caused by a partial blockage preventing the water being pumped out fast enough resulting in excess water being thrown around on spin and backing up into the dispenser. This fault is similar to the surging fault described in the last list but different in that the problem only occurs when it's on a proper spin cycle and much of the water has been pumped away. Troubleshooting this fault is all about finding out why it isn't emptying the water properly which is usually due to a partial blockage. Follow the same troubleshooting as described for a washer not pumping any water out at all - Washing machine won't empty water
  • If water is being forced out of the drawer when the washer is spinning but it is on wash or rinse and shouldn't be spinning follow the procedure for surging in the previous section above

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I need a manual for Spectra TL3635 INOX washer


The manual doesn't appear to be available online, but you don't really need it.

Remove the drawer by pulling it out, and then lift and pull. Are you sure it isn't marked what goes where? My Whirlpool washer is marked in raised writing.

The detergent is one large compartment that is open at the back.

The bleach dispenser is usually in the middle and is small.

The fabric Softener is full depth, but has a system which siphons the softener out when water is added to it. In other words it is a reservoir that holds the fabric conditioner until needed.

With the drawer removed, turn the machine on to do a small wash. Water will come down on the section for detergent at the very beginning. towards the end of the first fill, another jet of water will come down to add bleach to the already filled machine. After the rinses, when it gets to final rinse, a jet of water will hit the Fabric Conditioner compartment. Get ready to insert the drawer if the water splashes out, or plug the front with a tea towel.

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The middle compartment in my drawer of the washing machine keeps filling with water and the water stays in there and won't empty by itself


This isn't unusual in the fabric softener compartment but in the other compartments it could be caused by soap residue build-up. It is wise to remove the drawer completely after every few washes and to check both the drawer and the aperture, especially the outlet holes that are exposed once the drawer is removed. Any blockages here could cause a flood while the washer is filling.

Liquid detergents cause fewer problems but many users prefer to place detergents directly in the drum with the laundry these days rather than using the drawer dispensers.

If in doubt I suggest you spend time reading the instruction leaflet and it is wise to add a white appliance engineer to your circle of friends for inside information and reasonably-priced repairs.

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The issue with my Duet currently is that it begins to fill, then water starts to flow out of the detergent drawer. I suspect an obstruction somewhere near the intake hose leading to the drum. Unless of...


Try using a piece of springy wire, such as from a coat hanger to clear the blockage. Put a loop at the end of the wire to prevent the sharp end from sticking through the intake hose. There are products available for cleaning the drain outlet on sinks consisting of springy wire which may be of use. The only danger is that they may get stuck in the intake hose especially if it has a corrugated interior surface.
Probably the best thing to do first is to remove the detergent drawer and pour hot water, not boiling into the space where the drawer goes. You may need a funnel or a bottle with a long neck to do this. The hot water might be sufficient to dissolve any powder build up.

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CHECK THE INLET HOSE UNDER THE DRAWER, PULL THE DRAWER ALL THE WAY OUT BY DEPRESSING THE MIDDLE BUTTON ON THE MIDDLE REAR OF THE DRAWER. MAKE SURE ITS NOT PLUGGED WITH DEBRIE

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Our 2 year old washer just started seeing this problem. After removing the detergent dispenser drawer from the washer, cleaning it and cleaning the slot it came from we stopped seeing water retention.

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My washing machine gets stuck when it is going to start the rinse cycle


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1)Water fill problem: water took more than 10 minutes to fill to desired level sometimes indicated as a LF/IE or long fill/inlet error. Water valve screens clogged, hoses kinked, low water pressure, unpaid water bill. Check hose, clean screens.
2)Excessive vibration: noisey,roar, knocking noises. Bad damper,bearing or broken trunion. no error code
3)Dispenser drawer open/detergent in wrong compartment: washer will not operate with drawer open or cleaning products in wrong compartment.
4)Washer won't drain: clogged pump/filter, slow or clogged drain usually indicated as a LD/DE, if a code is given (long drain/drain error) Clear pump of objects
5)Drum overfilled: usually caused by sediment in the water level pressure sensing tube going up to the main control.Find it and blow out the sediment, re-secure pump out water and retry.
6)Door open, Door not latched, clothes/objects keeping door from completly closing. Tighten door latch, add washers if nessesary to make good contact and close door tighter in case of leaks.Note some models send a sig nal to the motor and another to the control letting both know the door is secure before proceeding, corrosion gets into the lid lock and the door can be locked and the control is ready but the motor ain't getting the message.
7)Cold water does not enter washer: hoses connected backwards. Oops.
8)Oversudsing: Wrong Detergent, too much detergen, detergent in wrong dispensing drawer, turbidity monitors pick up particles in the water and judge soil content then the washer allows for extra time to wash the clothes, if the wrong detergent is in there the machine thinks that is too much and declares a suds error. On some models a suds detect is determined by the motor over amping, most machines will try a few mini loads to correct the problem. Remove detergent, retry
9)Locked motor: error LE,loose connection,broken wire/hallsensor, motor overheated/failed.
10)Water heating error, hE, the termister/heater is out.

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Top 10 frontload washer problems

1)Water fill problem: water took more than 10 minutes to fill to desired level sometimes indicated as a LF/IE or long fill/inlet error. Water valve screens clogged, hoses kinked, low water pressure, unpaid water bill. Check hose, clean screens.
2)Excessive vibration: noisey,roar, knocking noises. Bad damper,bearing or broken trunion. no error code
3)Dispenser drawer open/detergent in wrong compartment: washer will not operate with drawer open or cleaning products in wrong compartment.
4)Washer won't drain: clogged pump/filter, slow or clogged drain usually indicated as a LD/DE, if a code is given (long drain/drain error) Clear pump of objects
5)Drum overfilled: usually caused by sediment in the water level pressure sensing tube going up to the main control.Find it and blow out the sediment, re-secure pump out water and retry.
6)Door open, Door not latched, clothes/objects keeping door from completly closing. Tighten door latch, add washers if nessesary to make good contact and close door tighter in case of leaks.Note some models send a sig nal to the motor and another to the control letting both know the door is secure before proceeding, corrosion gets into the lid lock and the door can be locked and the control is ready but the motor ain't getting the message.
7)Cold water does not enter washer: hoses connected backwards. Oops.
8)Oversudsing: Wrong Detergent, too much detergen, detergent in wrong dispensing drawer, turbidity monitors pick up particles in the water and judge soil content then the washer allows for extra time to wash the clothes, if the wrong detergent is in there the machine thinks that is too much and declares a suds error. On some models a suds detect is determined by the motor over amping, most machines will try a few mini loads to correct the problem. Remove detergent, retry
9)Locked motor: error LE,loose connection,broken wire/hallsensor, motor overheated/failed.
10)Water heating error, hE, the termister/heater is out.




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Detergent drawer filled with water


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Hi,
I'm not familiar with your machine but usually there are nozzles above the soap drawer which squirt the water on to the detergent compartments at the appropriate times . If you can take out the soap tray have a look to see if the nozzle bit has come loose and is pointing towards you...also check that the outlets from the soap tray are not clogged with...soap.

Failing that, you could partially turn off the water supply to the machine so the pressure is reduced. Sure it will take longer to fill, but you won't get so wet.

Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.



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