I have purchased a fairly new DF53, which I think is almost the same as the 55. All connections are good, water, electric and drain, but when turned on, the light comes on but no water enters. When water is added manually, it just tries to wash with what is in the machine; will not progress, fill, heat or empty. The running light is on all the time and is not affected by the on-off switch. Help. Richard.
When you say fairly new , i assume its been used before , so you probably dont have warranty . You could have a programme problem , in which case its cheaper to buy a new one or check the solenoid at the water entry point to the machine , this has to activate and stop in order for the machine to proceed through the programme.
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make sure the drain line is dropping water in the drain pan, when water is dropped in the drain pan it is either evaporates to the air or is heated with an electric heater in the pan, if this is the case make sure the heater is getting how if not find out why!
One thing you might try is to shut off power or turn gas valve to pilot,as you didn't say if it was gas or electric. Hook up garden hose to drain valve and run hose to floor drain or sump basin. Shut off water supply valve to heater. Open drain valve and if you get a decent flow then let it drain tank about half way. If flow rate drops drastically then open hot side on faucet nearby to break vacumn.When you think tank is about halfway drained then shut off faucet if you opened one and close drain valve. Turn water supply valve back on and let tank refill. When it is full leave supply valve on and open drain valve and let water flush thru system for several mins. Close drain valve and run water on both hot and cold side of faucets fartherest away from heater as possible. Close this faucet
Turn tharmostat up as high as it will go and let heater run till it shuts off then return thermostat to original setting. Go through the drain and flush procedure a couple more times and this shold help break mineral deposits loose and flush them out. This should make for more efficeint operation and help prolong the tank life. Hope this helps you. Have a good new year and thank you.
Your description sounds more like water condensation in the gas than electrical. Drain the carb and install a new spark plug. If I am wrong, then you have only lost the time used in draining the carb, and a new spark plug is always a good thing anyway.
Hi Karen, think of the water heater as a straw....if the straw has liquid in it and you put your finger on the top, the liquid doesn't come out. If you open up the relief valve, air will allow it to flow freely. The relief valve has a metal lever on it, usually on the top of the water heater (if electric).
In short, repalcing the pump is fairly easy and cost effective to do as you have the correct part, make sure that you replace washers and gaskets in the correct places and make sure thatt he wiring is correct and the hoses are secured.
Also Do the following.
Switch off the machine, unplug or disconnect the mains power to the machine and turn off the water supply to the machine.
Remove the filter and make sure that the filter is not blocked and is clean and clear of all debris. Clean as required. Note that if the machine has stopped and not fully drained then you may be able to drain out the excess water by removing or disconnecting the waste hose and laying it on the ground in a tray. It may take a few minutes to empty but it will save a small flood.
Proceed by checking the drain hose for proper connection and kinks and make sure that it is not blocked or restricted.
Also check that the main waste drain pipe and one way valve to a sink waste connection if you use one, is not blocked and clean if required.
Access the pump from under the lower rotor arm and protective grille and check that the impeller is free to move and is not clogged or restricted by debris or sludge. Clean as required.
Reconnect the power and switch the machine on.
If the problem persists then do the following. 7.Switch off the machine and disconnect the mains power. It is a good idea to take digital pictures of the pump assembly before attempting to work on it or remove it so that you can refer back to it when you reassemble the unit or replace it with a new unit at a later date / time. 8.Remove and check the electrical connections to the pump and make sure they are in good order. 9.Remove the connecting hoses, and expect water to drain out and make sure the pipes are not blocked with debris or any object blockage. If they are then clean them thoroughly. 10.Then remove the pump and check motor is OK and that the motor turns OK. Also check that the pump impeller vanes are in good order and not blocked. If necessary replace the pump with a new and identical unit. 11.Carefully reassemble the pump observing the correct placement of gaskets, seals, O Rings, hoses and securing straps, electrical wiring. 12.Reconnect the hoses and then reconnect power and switch the machine on.
FYI, the pump does not have a valve which prevents the water from leaving the tub during wash cycles.
If you were to remove the drain line from the machine the water in the tub would siphon.
I think you are moving in the right direction by replacing the drain tube. Also inspect the other connections from the tub to the water pump and water pump to drain tube..