Having plumbed the machine in and connected up the waste pipe , the machine does'nt seem to draw in water from the mains. There is what appears to be a box at the end of the water inlet pipe that has what can be best discribed as some kind of valve switch but with an electrical connection to it also .The mains water is on but the machine is still dry , any idea's ? Cheers , Dil
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Filter may be blocked. Be careful taking it out, you will get flooded. Make sure you have something to collect the water as it rushes out. Also check the main drain isn't blocked. If you know how, unplug the rubber waste pipe at the back of machine (not from the bottom of machine but from where it connects to main drain) and see if the machine empties by running spin cycle. If water comes out of pipe then it's the main drain....if not it's either the pump or filter.
Pour some bleach into the stinky backwash. I know that this is not good for the environment but it will take the stench away while you get a new dishwasher. Sorry but you have plumbing problems out of my range.
The "tank level" switch is stuck on. You may be able to clear it by cleaning the system/pump with a water hose (outside of course) so you will have to take the system apart then give it a good cleaning. May not help but at least you will have tried.
The automatic clothes washing machine counts on a pressured water system - like what is provided in a town / city or from a well that has a pressure system to deliver water at pressure like when you open a valve for a bath tub, sink or shower.
You need to have a plumber provide valve/faucets for both hot and cold water. The valves are sometimes called a "hose bibb" with a threaded end that the hoses connect to and then are connected to the back of the washer. When the hoses are connected and the valves are open, the automatic washer will open a solenoid valve when the time is right to allow water to flow in, then closees. Some owners keep the hose bibb valves open forever after they connect the washer, others close the valves after they are done washing all loads for the day/week.
You will also need a drain provided that connects into the house plumbing. The Whirlpool Duet provides the drain hose from the washer which drops into the pipe the plumber provides. It is important that the drain pipe allow air to move past the washers drain hose, to allow proper draining.
Hope that helps. Please post back how things come out, OK?
if it is dirty water then it sounds like it's coming from the sink if washing machine waste is plumbed to the sink make sure washing machine waste pipe is higher than the sink waste outlet if it is clean water then a new water valve is what's needed
The only way to reduce water waste would be to have a plumber install smaller pipes coming from the water heater to each individual point of use. The normal way of plumbing a house uses a large pipe that has smaller pipes that go to each sink, tub, shower, etc. The larger the pipe, the more water is in it and the longer it will take to get hot water to where it is going. An electric tank won't save you from wasting any water unless you have a separate hot water circulation system installed. This would keep the hot water drawn out to the far ends of the plumbing system and allow the hot water to reach it's destination alot sooner. However, keeping a tank full of water hot is not economical and a circulation system basically turns your pipes into a radiator causing you to waste electricity. I know it may seem that you are wasting alot of water waiting for the hot water to get there, but in the long run you and the environment are coming out ahead due to the saved energy and efficiency of the Rinnai unit. Also just in case you were thinking of it, a circulating system is not compatible with a Rinnai water heater.
Kirsty - There could be an item like a hair clip Jamming the pump impeller. Or then it can be only a blockage in the filter or in the waste pipe or if the waste is connected to your sink drain check that the blockage is not there - either in the end of the pipe or in the sink connection.
Try disconnecting at the sink, holding the waste pipe into a bucket see if it will pump out then. If it does then the problem lies in the sink plumbing - if not then it lies in the machine.
If the pump and filter and hoses are definitely clear you could have a Pump, PCB or wiring fault. Hope this helps.