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Whats wrong when washer fill tub with water but don't lock lid and wash?

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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The mixing valve needs to be replaced. It should be under $50 and is easy to do.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Washer Tub Fills With Water When Washer is Not On

I suspect you have a water inlet valve problem. When the valves fail, they tend to either leak by, or do not open at all. The symptom you are describing is typical of an inlet valve that is not closing properly. The leak may be minute, but over time, it fills the tub and over flows. To access the water inlet valve, you will need to remove the washer top panel. Remove the three screws in the back that hold the top in place and slide the panel straight back and lift off. The water inlet valve will be located on the left hand side in the rear between the fill hoses and the dispenser (as viewed from the front of the washer). If you wish to perform this repair yourself, you can find the part at Just type in your complete model number and the part can be located on the next page under the "Dispenser Parts" section as item number one (part #8181694). The replacement process is very simple. Just turn off the water source, remove the fill hoses, the dispenser hose and the mounting screws. If you need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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SOURCE: amana washer won't fill with water

1st I checked the power, compressor in garage had tripped the breaker to the washer circuit. This model has no bells or whistles to tell you if the power is on to the unit. Reset the breaker and unit works.
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Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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SOURCE: water will not stay filled in tub on rinse cycle

It sounds like a siphon issue.
Check that the drain hose does a high loop before it goes into the drain pipe. (ie. drain hose loops above the water level inside the tub). Make sure the drain hose is not pushed too far down into the drain pipe. Also if the drain hose is sealed to the drain pipe this will create an airlock and a siphon will occur, allow air to enter between drain hose and drain pipe connection.
This should help you but if there is still a problem let me know and I'll try to assist you further.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: washer stops after the tub fills, agitator and tub do not spin

Your lid switch is bad. If you give model number I can give you the part number you need.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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My washer will fill up with water but wont spin or continue the whole cycle. what is wrong?

Had the same problem and my tub had locked, then I found out that my drain leading to the tube under the washer was clogged with sand and Lent. My particular washer sent a signal because water started coming up from the bottom of the washer. I don’t know what model you have but mines have a lot of electrical sensors

Sep 21, 2017 | Washing Machines

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What is hd code????

Hi Peter, If I understand your question correctly, you are asking what the code "HD" means for your machine. I am unable to find the code "HD", however, here is a list of the codes for these Maytag models, perhaps one looks similar to "HD". Hopefully this answers your question!

Washer displaying code messages
- "LF" (Washer is taking too long to fill)
Check the following:
Are the water inlet hoses kinked or clogged?
Are the water inlet valve screens clear?
Press PAUSE/CANCEL to clear display.
- "Ld" (Washer is taking too long to drain water from the wash tub)
Check the following:
Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?
Is the drain hose installed properly? See "Connect the Drain Hose." Press PAUSE/CANCEL
to clear display.
- "uL" (Unbalanced Load)
If the load is unbalanced, the washer will display this code while running an imbalanced
load correction routine at the end of the wash cycle and before the final spin. If the code
remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, open
lid and redistribute the load. Close lid and press START.
- "oL" (Over Load)
Is the washer overloaded? The washer has attempted to fill and begin the wash cycle. If
the washer is overloaded, it will drain any water and detergent that was added during the
fill. To correct the overload, remove several items and add detergent. Close lid and press
- "Sd" (Suds Detected)
Did you use regular detergent?
Regular or hand-washing detergents are not recommended for this washer. Use only High
Efficiency ("HE") detergent.
Did you add too much detergent?
Always measure detergent. Follow detergent manufacturer's directions.
If excessive suds are detected, the washer will display this code while running a suds
reduction correction routine at the end of the wash cycle. The suds reduction routine
removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. If the code remains and
the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, re-select your
desired cycle using cold water. Press START. Do not add detergent.
- "lid" (Lid Opened)
Is the lid open? Close the lid to clear the display. If the lid remains open for more than 10
minutes, water in the wash tub will drain.
- "HC" (Cold and Hot hoses switched)
This code will appear at the end of the wash cycle to indicate that the cold and hot water
inlet hoses are switched. See "Connect the Inlet Hoses."
- "dL" (Door/Lid cannot lock)
Indicates lid is not locked. Check for items caught in the lid keeping it from closing. Press
PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear the code.
- "dU" (Door/Lid cannot unlock)
Is there excessive weight on the lid, such as a basket of laundry? Excessive weight will
keep the lid from unlocking. Press PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear the code.
- "F##" code
Press PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear code. Press START. If code appears again, call for

May 01, 2014 | Maytag Bravos MTW6600T Top Load Washer

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I have a maytag centennial washer MVWC400XWO it is 3 years old. The washer has stopped after the initial wash cycle leaving the cloths wet in a tub full of water. The washer will not go to the spin/drain...

For saftey the lid lock and lid down switch must be activated before the machine can advance to the next cycle. This has been the sequence for all top loaders..

Check the switch for the lid it is likely defective.

Make sure that the power is removed.

Simple repair by a qualified technician.

Hope this helps?


Jun 14, 2017 | Maytag Centennial 3.2 cu. ft. SuperSize...

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Washer says f20 then wont do anything whats it mean?

F20 is a No Water Detect error. It is an indication that you either have no water coming into the washer, or very little water at all. If the pressure switch has not tripped after 6 minutes, the error code is displayed. This can be a potential problem with the following:

* If you have no water in the wash tub, check the following:
- Inlet water valve may be clogged. Clean inlet screens if necessary.
- Make sure water taps are on.
- Check inlet hoses for kinks or clogs.

* If you have water filling the wash tub, check the following:
- Make sure you don't have a siphoning problem. Click the link for instructions: Duet_Service_F20_error

Hope helps (remember to rate and comment this free answer).

Sep 25, 2011 | Washing Machines

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The tub fills up, but does not agitate. why? what do i have to do to fix it? i have to put my hand in the water and stir the clothes around to wash them, then close the lid and set the mode on the washer...

There could be one of three things wrong. First check the lid switch to see if its bent or damaged. sometimes it just needs to be bent back so it catches but if its ok check your drive belt for the agitator. If the drive belt is ok check the gearbox this controls the agitator.

Jan 29, 2011 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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I have a top loading Kenmore Washing Machine. I don´t have the excat model but looks like a KENMORE HEAVY DUTY SERIES 70 AUTOMATIC WASHER, MODEL # 110.92273100. The problem presents after finishing...

You may have 2 defective parts.
First,make sure the hot and cold water hoses are connected correctly and both turned on.
If the water fill problem is the same,the water temp switch is bad.
The not filling after the wash cycle could be a bad lid switch.
Set the machine for SPIN and turn it on.
If it does not spin,replace the lid switch.

Sep 20, 2010 | Kenmore 24042 Top Load Washer

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Frigidaire Front Load washer Model FWT645RHS1 wont fill with Water

The drain hose might be too low. Make sure the drain hose is at least three feet above the floor.

May 31, 2009 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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GE top load washer does not agitate or spin.

sounds like a bad lid switch how old is it?

Dec 29, 2008 | Washing Machines

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I have a problem with my washing machine..

Basic Washer Problems
No fill:
Bad water valve
kinked hoses
unpaid water bill faulty electronics. Overfill:
trash in water level switch tube
bad water valve
bad water level switch faulty electronics. Washes but don't spin:
bad lid switch
bad drive coupling or belt
bad motor faulty electronics Spins pumps but don't wash:
bad timer
bad motor
bad luck faulty electronics. Leaks:
bad hoses
bad pump
bad tub gasket faulty electronics. Fills washes but never advances:
bad lid switch
locked up pump
bad motor
bad timer faulty electronics. Goes through complete cycle but clothes soaking wet:
bad belt
bad pump
bad thrust bearing faulty electronics*. *electronics in appliances ****. My opinion.

Dec 28, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Try bucketing out the water from the tub. then Set it back to start and see if water fills back up if so, check the lid switch.

Jul 11, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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