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Water pumps in and out, but wash cycle never starts

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    tom cassidy Apr 12, 2015

    Hi Nigel Sykes, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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    Nigel Sykes Apr 13, 2015

    Sorry Tom - I accidentally posted this in the wrong forum and couldn't work out how to delete it - hence the lack of details since I 'edited it out'. I started a new question thread in the dishwasher forum instead...

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Washer fills with water then drains:

The critical question is. Is the water is just running down the drain but the pump isn't running. If it is being pumped out, and you can hear the pump running just the same as when it's emptying prior to spin then it could be aborting the wash because it is, or it thinks it's overheating. ( due to defective water temperature switch)

If the pump is failing to shut off then there is something wrong with the electronics. If your washer is a mechanical timer controlled device then you may have a sticking switch (which may explain if switching cycles does something for you). But if you have an electronic timer then you may be experiencing a board failure, where a cycle is being commanded when it is not intended to by design.


If water isn't being pumped out, but just draining away all the time, the washer will keep detecting there isn't enough water inside and top up with more.
Modern washing machines should be sophisticated enough to realize something's wrong and abort with an error, but if not, it may continue washing or rinsing for a short while before losing enough water to trigger more coming in again. It can get stuck on this cycle indefinitely and it's called siphoning.
Siphoning occurs when the end of the drain hose is lower than the level of the water inside the washing machine.
Try raising the hose and see what happens.
Also the drain hose should have some type of air gap where it fits into the stand pipe. It should not have an air tight fit.

Again Either it's siphoning down the drain due to an issue with the plumbing, it's overfilling, or also if it ( THE WATER) overheats then in some machines the software will employ a fill and drain tactic to cool down the water. The important thing is to work out which of these different faults is causing the problem by careful observation.


Other switch's to check would be the water inlet valve and the water pressure switch with a multi meter for continuity or OHMS.

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

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SOURCE: Water not pumping out and spin cycle not working.

it sounds like you have something obstructing the pump. does the machine eventually empty? or does it remain with water in it. you need to remove the hose that leads from the tub to the pump and clear any debris. if you continue to run with debris in the pump you could burn out the pump motor

Posted on Jul 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Washing machine it shuts down water filling cycle

First thing to check is the filter,
DISCONNECT power
open the bottom pane (3 screws on bottom front lip)
in the cent is a large removable filter ,
set a pan or rags under it ,there will be water.
clean out any debris an be sure the pump impellers move freely.
let me know if that fixes it.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

yalmer
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SOURCE: wont pump water

If it did not pump at all I would say you had a bad pump. Try removing hoses and check for plug up. If there is no plug up, I would manually try to adjust the timer to see where in the cycle it does not pump. It could be a bad cycle timer.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

barkencoa
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SOURCE: washing machine stops mid cycle and lights start flashing

Drain the water by lowering the hose into a bucket or something and then try it on spin, if it spins o/k then you probably have blocked pump or filter.
The filter is located in the large black hose that is fastened to the bottom of the drum, remove and clean.
Hopefully this will solve the problem.
Plz rate this solution.
Thanks.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Washing machine is not completing it's wash cycle

either you have a blocked hose to the pump or the pump itself is either jammed or the impellor has come off the shaft. either way i think you will need to replace the pump. i presume you managed to get the water out? if so i would say the pump is favourite.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SORRY wrong forum but hope it can still be answered. Quiet Partner 3 dishwasher completes diagnostic perfectly but will not run normal cycle. Inlet valve works as does the float during diagnostic.


Does the water fill during other cycles? How did you confirm the water inlet valve works, through the diagnostic mode or just by applying power? There's a chance it is not providing enough water pressure to trigger the pressure switch (although that would likely cause a diagnostic code).

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but with such a fault it is virtually impossible for anybody on this FixYa forum to guess remotely what is wrong with your washer.
It could be internal wiring/plugs sockets, control panel switches, control PCB, water inlet control valves, door solenoid, main motor, drain motor etc..
I fear that your only real option is a service call as the engineer will have the right equipment to safely diagnose what is wrong.

By the way it is always better to tell us on the FixYa forum the make and model ;-0)

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but with such a fault it is virtually impossible for anybody on this forum to remotely guess what is wrong with your washer.

It could be internal wiring/plugs sockets, control panel switches, control PCB, water inlet control valves, door solenoid as primary suspects. Secondary suspects could be main motor, drain motor.
I fear that your only real option is a service call as the engineer will have the right equipment to safely diagnose what is wrong.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I'm surprised the main breaker didn't trip or fuse blow as the washer has obviously demanded a fair amount of current to 'slightly' melt the end of the cord!
Sorry but with such a fault it is extremely difficult for anybody on this forum to remotely guess what is wrong with your washer. It could be the main motor, following the overload, or drain pump/motor as primary cause followed by damage to internal wiring/plugs sockets, I fear that your only real option is a service call as the engineer will have the right equipment to safely diagnose what is wrong.
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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but with such a fault it is virtually impossible for anybody on this forum to remotely guess what is wrong with your washer.
It could be internal wiring/plugs sockets, control panel switches, control PCB, water inlet control valves, door solenoid as primary suspects. Secondary suspects could be main motor, drain motor.
I fear that you only real option is a service call as the engineer will have the right equipment to safely diagnose what is wrong.
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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but with such a major fault it is virtually impossible for anybody on this forum to remotely guess what is wrong with your washer.

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