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NOT TAKING IN WATER FOR WASH

The machine doesn't seem to be taking in any water for the wash. The water feed and hoses are ok but the machine goes through the wash cycle dry.

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  • shamdue Feb 11, 2008

    washer is only filling up to 20% of capacity

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Do the water valves click when you turn on the unit? Have someone test to see if the valves are getting 120vac to them when the water should be running in. Usually both valves don't fail at the same time unless the common wire to both is bad. Most problems of this nature end up in the wire connectors or timer control unit..The connectors at the valve or on the control itself. If you do have 120v at the valves then the valves themselves must be bad..only other way is if the line from the valves to the tank is plugged....highly unlikely. Let me know what you find and maybe I can help out more...

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