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On the cleaning cycle, the hot water does not enter the drum, almost like a valve does not open to let the water in?

Removed the filter/strainer but it was clean. Hose is clear, no obstruction.

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You have done the basic checks. Check if the wires leading to the solenoid valves are properly connected. These valves are normally installed on the inside of the body where the water pipes enter the machine Please disconnect the electrical power before doing so. After checking, switch on the power and check if water enters the drum. If the problem persist and electrician must check for continuity in the solenoids and to replace it if found faulty. If that checks Ok it is the timer switch causing the problem and need to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

Then the valve is not getting power of its solinoid has failed and gone open circuit

you need to use an ohm meter
isolate the machines supply
and take the top slide/ take the top off {two screws at the rear}

on 10K ohm range
find the red hot water intake valve
disconnect the two plugs connected to it carefully
and connect the ohm meter accross it
it should show around 1K or less/ more
ie if it shows a reading its ok
if not try the 1Mohm range to confirm its gone open circuit
if you get no reading the coil is open
and you need to visit espare or ebay for a replacement {usualy a generic type}

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

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problem may be low water pressure. try putting in a y-piece so cold water is supplied to both valves. only effect will be that wash cycle will be a bit longer

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check the inlet valve solenoid there are three of them one might be o/c,also using to much soap can cause this or a coin stuck in the sump hose near the pump.the filter is in the valve but normally isnt the problem

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you can swap the hot and cold valves over and see if this fixes the problem as it sound like your cold valve is faulty but not the hot valve.

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Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: water wont drain

Hi,
OE-pump blocked. Disconnect the power before attempting any work. Use of an RCD (plug in power breaker) is recommended.
Disconnect pump from sump hose and check for obstruction in either item. Pump removal: power off, remove cover, locate pump, (attached to other end of drain pipe).undo 2 wiring connections, 2 hose connections, and pump mounting screws. Remove pump chamber - some are held in with screws, others clip into place. Check for foreign objects round the impeller. If pump chamber is clear, may be a fault with the pump motor - in which case, replace.
Also check the filter - generally located behind a panel at the foot of the machine.Some are obvious like little square hatches and some are hidden behind the trim panel at the foot of the machine. Once panel is removed the filter should be visible. Its generally a circular plastic fitting which unscrews in an anticlockwise direction. Some hotpoint, indesit and ariston filters are located in the big black sump hose (the one that leaves the bottom of the outer drum and connects to the pump). Remove the back cover, locate hose, remove the tensioner clip by squeezing the tabs together, remove the hose, take out filter and clean.

Good Luck!!

Posted on May 06, 2009

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