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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, If the water is going out the drain hose, raise the drain hose so that its highest point is as high as the top of the washer. This should take care of the issue. If the water is coming out of the bottom of the machine, tip it back against the wall and look under the washer to see if a hose has broke or came loose.
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Posted on Jul 18, 2009
You did'nt say if you are getting water through the hot side of the faucets if you are turn the power off to the unit for a min or two and let it reset if it has a reset button use that. If you are not getting water through the unit hot or cold then you have a obstruction to the flow maybe frozen pipes.
You also don't say if it is a gas unit if so make sure the gas is on and the burner is lighting.
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
It sounds that the defrost circuit has failed in your freezer since you are developing icing on the evaporator coils. The defrost circuit is made up of three parts, the defrost timer, defrost heater, and thermostat.
The way it works is that normally the compressor has power for 8 to 12 hours, then the timer cuts power off and sends power to the defrost heater for about 45 minutes. The heater is attached to the coil and warms up the coil to melt the ice. When the coil reaches about 40 deg F, the thermostat which is in series with the heater, opens up cutting off power to the heater. This prevents the freezer from getting too hot. After the 45 minutes are up, the timer switches the power back to the compressor again to restart the 8 to 12 hour cooling cycle.
Any of the three components can fail causing you not to get the defrost cycle to work. Typically the timer stops advancing so you either stay in permanent cooling or defrost mode. Or the heater burns out so it can't heat up the coil.
You can have a service person fix it but, if you have some mechanical ability it relatively easy to diagnose and fix. To start, check the defrost timer. It looks like this:
I think your problem is that the timer is getting stuck, and not advancing properly so it stay longer in cooling than it should. This will cause the evaporator coils to ice up. If it stay too long in the defrost mode, the compressor won't come on.
It either located behind the freezer near the compressor or in the temperature control box in the freezer compartment. On the side of the timer, there is a round cam that can be turned with a straight screwdriver. Turn it until it clicks. With the freezer plugged in, the compressor should start up again and cool down.
After the freezer is back to normal temperature, turn the cam on the timer again until it clicks. The compressor should stop and the heater should be turning on and getting warm. Look and listen for signs of melting ice on the coils. There should sounds of ice crackling and water dripping out the drain tube below the freezer. The compressor should start up again within 45 minutes. If it does not come back on again the problem is with the defrost timer. It needs to be replaced.
You can get replacement parts at your local appliance repair supply or online such as repairclinic.com. Hope this helps you, let me know if you need any additional help.
Posted on Mar 18, 2011
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