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Malber WD800 - Will not fill

I have a Malber WD800 that I hook up via my kitchen sink. Lately the pump makes a loud buzzing/grinding noise as if it's trying to draw in water but it takes several minutes before the water starts to fill.

Any advice on how to fix this?

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  • eblw Apr 01, 2008

    Thanks you very much for the advice. It sounds exactly right. I'm going to keep an eye/ear on the inlet valve and will try switching them once the valve is too far gone. Thanks again!

  • hjolles Oct 16, 2008

    My washer dryer makes a buzzing noise and doesn't fill with water as easily, the water comes in after some time.
    also, now the dryer is running very hot and doesn't seem to drain as easily either.
    Let me know if you tried the solution included in the previous response.

  • eblw Oct 30, 2008

    I finally replaced the valve over the weekend and the machine is running like new. I don't run the dryer so I don't know if it was causing problems there. Thank you pete5runner for the assist.


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The thing making noise is probably the inlet valve, not the pump. The pump pumps the used water out the drain hose. Anyway, if the noise happens when water is trying to come in, the inlet valve is probably faulty. Onw way to get around this without repair is this: If you are hooking up to the sink, that means you are using only one hose to the machine. The other inlet to machine is probably capped off. Remove the cap, and the hose to the respective inlets, and reverse. You will probably have to change your water temp selectors on the front of the machine. If this makes it run OK, then you can later buy an inlet valve and replace at your leisure. For parts call 718-767-7396 in NY. I hope they will ship to where you are. Good luck and let me know what happens.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

  • peter phillips Oct 30, 2008

    I am glad the solution worked. The inlet valves usually don't actually break, but they do get clogged. If they can be taken apart and cleaned, they will probably work like new.



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