My machine acted as normal, and beeped when the start button was pressed, but wouldnt start. I ended up hard wiring the lid magnetic sensor (on the right side top of the machine) by taking off the two screw plugs at the top front of the machine, and cutting the wires before the magnetic sensor, then joining them.
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check the small tube from the bowl up to the water level sensor
check the water sensor is operational
check /replace the water control solenoid valve
it works like this
as the water flows into the bowl
it rises and that increases the pressure on a diaphragm in the water level switch buy means of the small tube
when that pressure is equal to the water level setting ( small , medium , large ) it overcomes the spring setting and breaks the circuit to the water solenoid valve which turns off . at the same time the pressure switch progresses the program to start the wash
there is a pressure sensitive control that is activated by a small tube running from the bottom of the tub up to the top of the machine
as the water in the tub rises ,air that is trapped exerts pressure on a diaphragm in the sensor
the pressure is set by your selection of the wash load /level
when that pressure is reached the sensor pressure is overcome and the switch is activated . as a result the inlet water solenoid is shut off and the wash program starts
now knowing how it works , check for the small hose is not full of water when the tub is empty, the hose is intact and not cracked or broken and the pressure switch is operational ( disconnecting the hose at the tub and blowing air into it ( like blowing up a balloon) will activate the switch
if that is working ,the next point ti check is the solenoid that switches of the tap water with the machine on as if you are doing a wash the water will start to flow . blow into the tube and the switch should shut off the water flowing into the tub and start the wash cycle
if the machine starts to wash but the water still flows then it is the solenoid that is faulty
fix is a replacement unit
check/ replace the inlet solenoid valve unit in the machine
if it is faulty or not getting power then the water will not flow into the machine.
simple test is to change the hot water hose to the cold water tap and use hot water setting with the cold water tap on
if the water flows then it is the cold water solenoid
The water solenoid could be defective. A solenoid is an electrical switch that pulls a shaft out of the water line to let the water flow in. The timer controls this along with water level sensors. That solenoid is a big electric magnet that operates when the power is applied to the electric coil and it snaps the shaft out of the water line allowing water to flow. It also compresses a spring around the shaft and when the power is removed from the coil, the spring snaps the shaft(valve) back into the seat of the water line. If the spring is weak or broken or blocked by debris from hard water, it does not close all the way and allows water to leak. Very similar to a leaky faucet.i expect that the solenoid will have to be replaced.
You need to check the water inlet valve. Remove the supply hoses and check the small screens inside the water inlet valve. Make sure they are clean and clear. If that is alright, then check the solenoids on the water inlet valve for continuity using a multimeter. A lack of continuity indicates a faulty solenoid. I am attaching a photo for reference. Hope this helped and best wishes.
You either have a defective pressure switch or water inlet valve. Start to fill the machine with warm water so that both solenoids on the water inlet valve (hot and cold) are activated. After about 30-60 seconds, push the timer knob in to stop water flow. If the water continues to flow, replace the water inlet valve. If this is the case, it may take a few times of starting and stopping water flow to allow solenoid to heat up and become symptomatic. If water flow stops abruptly each time knob is pushed in, you most likely have a defective pressure switch (water level switch).
You,ve done a good job the first time the pump fail MikieM. You can do it again. We sometimes forget to empty our pocket. Some small metal things could have gotten into the pump...could be other hard foreign object. Good luck.
The detergent dispenser is located above the detergent drawer.
A water pipe is connected to it and water entrance and distributed to drawer's cells (following the programmed cycle)by a lever's movement (part of the dispenser). The lever movement is controlled by two solenoids that received their power from the timer.
By opening upper machine's cover you will have an access to the dispenser.
Disconnect the power cable from the machine before moving to next test !!!!
Look first that they are not any disconnected wires.
Move manually dispenser's lever and see if water running to all cells (depend on your movement). In case it doesn't work properly remove the unit from the machine and try to clean it (I hope it will help, otherwise you should replace the unit).
In case it works properly (manually) - you should test by a multi-tester solenoid's resistance. the one that doesn't have a resistance measurement should be replaced.
Good luck !!