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No water entering

Worked fine yesterday. Turned it on this morning and had no power. Checked the breaker and it had tripped. Flipped it back on. Unit had power but wouldn't fill with water. Thinking something electrical must have tripped the breaker of course. Checked the float which appears fine(it's down). Haven't check voltage to the valve yet. Thought I'd see what you think before I waste more time checking things that might be unrelated. If it might be the timer, can you please tell me where it's located? Underneath or in the door? No schematic came with this unit. Just typical owner's manual.

have favorit 4220 no water, checked inlet valve works but still no water getting through, someone suggested float switch, how do i get that out? from inside or underneath?

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  • rkirk2k Dec 29, 2007

    Our problem is intermittent and sporadic. It's intermittent, in that it doesn't happen every time. Sporadic, meaning that there are two different problems. One time it won't pump all the water out, and another time it won't ever fill with water.

    I feel like it must be the timer, but the only test I found was to test its resistance for a range of 2K - 3.5K Ohms. It is 3.087K Ohms. Is there any other way to check it out? Anything else it might be?

  • colinspark Jan 07, 2008

    found out problem, it was just the anti flood device !!. fixed small leak dried up water, all has worked for a couple of weeks now.

    thanks all for suggestions



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COLINSPARK; The timer is the connected to the back of the control dial. (the door) If nothing is working, Don't forget about the door switch, If you had a short that tripped the breaker, I bet its there somewhere. The float switch is underneath. remove the front panel under the door, the float switch is activated by that little bulb inside the machine. If you lift the bulb up and down, you should be able to hear the switch clicking. If its clicking and has power going into and out of it (when its down down) its not the float switch. I bet the schematic is on the backside of the panel underneath the door.

RKIRK2K;.. This irregular problem does, unfortunately point to the timer/selector control. Before you commit to this expensive part. Check the door switch, it can make the same symptoms. Remove the panel on the door, find the little switch and by-pass the wires going to it by connecting them together. This this is a part that is usually $100 less than the timer. The resistance on the timer control can vary depending on what its set. But it is very refreshing having someone who can actually read one. If they have one I'm happy.

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