Question about Washing Machines
hot water run all the time when the washer is run
Two potential issues here. The more common is that the filler valve is stuck in open position. Test by removing and using multi meter to test for resistance. If heavily corroded, this fill valves (usually cold and hot together) is a good thing to replace after several years, especially in locations with high mineral content water. You can also test by putting washer in "cold water" only mode on selector switch on facia. If the machine fills normally with cold water (you are isolating the hot water fill valve) then it is definitely the fill valve. Time to buy new one!
The second is that the water fill level sensor is stuck and not sending signal to (circuit) board to shut off flow of water.Once again, isolate the hot water by attempting to fill with cold. If the cold runs continuously, theen it is most likely water level switch. Check the tube from the base of the washer that threads up to the facia. If it looks unblocked, unpinched, and no holes, then the water level switch need to be detached and tested with a multi meter. There is no really good test for that switch. Many service techs carry around a known good one and hook it up. Blow into the niple here the tube was hooked up with medium force and see if it goes "pop". This is the diaphragm moving. By testing with a multi meter as you move the diaphragm you should get 0 resistance in both positions (popped and unpopped). If it passes this test your problem is lkely in the circuit board (no easy way to test without special equipment). But I'll bet it is the water fill valve.
Posted on May 16, 2009
Hi, If the washer is unplugged, does the hot water shut off? If not, then you need to change the water inlet valve.
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Posted on May 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
while machine is filling turn of power if the water is still entering machine you have a mechanical fault water valve hot or cold needs replacing if water stops when power turned of you ave an electrical or control problem check water level hose from tub to level switch for damage or perishing if ok check water level switch blow into it see if it clicks if not replace also while blowing hold pressure to see if the diaphragm in the pressure switch is not perished keep me informed
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
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