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Sediment in washing machine

Is it possible for sand to somehow come through the washing machine's water source and then be deposited in the bottom of the machine after the clothes are washed. It happened once or twice with our machine and i have no clue as to where it came from

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hi sir Dishwashers are usually protected from overfilling by a float switch. This switch is located in the bottom of the unit. Here's how to check and replace it:Step 1: Open the door and remove the bottom dish rack. Check to see if the float valve is stuck. If it is, clean away food debris around the float. With a screwdriver handle, lightly tap the top of the float to free it.
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Sheets Or Comforters? This Normally Occurs With An Overload Such As Pillows And Comforters Due To The Large Circumference. Which Simply Means That Anything That Has A Large Area Will Make The Water Come Over The Top Because When The Machine Is Running The Spin Cycle The Large Area Of Fabric Covers The Side Of The Machine. Actually Causing Water To Spin Off The Top Of The Fabric And Over The Sides Of The Washing Machine Bucket Thus Ending Up On The Floor Below.

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SOURCE: Maytag Epic Z washing machine F20 error

F-20 error code its water inlet problem (no water or insufficient water supply) check your washer inlets, maybe the water valves are off or you don't have enough water pressure.

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SOURCE: Sediment in filter at back of washing machine
Model Number 85470. $23 / 2 84470 filter repl = $15

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I have the same prblem

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Hello. Based on your symptom, I strongly suspect a defective inlet water valve if the power is removed and the unit keeps filling--that's your clue. Trash like sand or sediment might have somehow gotten past the fine water screens at the hot/cold hose connections and jammed the valve. Or, the valve(whichever one is allowing water in) could simply be defective. Now, if power is removed and the unit stops filling, I would be looking at the main control board as the likely culprit--probably a stuck relay on the board causing the issue. I hope this helps you.

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Hello. This is a Simpson washing machine, right? From the problem you describe, there might be an issue with the electric inlet water valve on the cold side. Do you get your water from a well or is it city water? If on a well, or if you've never done this, turn off the cold water to the washer and disconnect the cold water hose. Using a flashlight, look into the valve where the hose connects. You should see a very fine wire or plastic filter screen. Usually, they get clogged with sand or sediment and completely block the flow of cold water. The hot side isn't affected NEARLY as much due to the sand/sediment dropping into the hot water heater tank first before it continues on to the washer. CAREFULLY pull out the screen, BEING EVER SO CAREFUL TO NOT TEAR THE WIRE SCREEN OR CRACK THE PLASTIC VERSION. Rinse out the screen under running water and use an old toothbrush to help you. Make sure you have something blocking the sink drain to prevent the screen from accidentally falling in.(ask me how I know this) Carefully replace the screen--NEVER RUN A WASHING MACHINE WITHOUT THOSE FILTER SCREENS. The electro-magnetic valves will become jammed with debris very quickly.
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There are two water lines connected to water heater.
One is marked Hot and the other Cold.
The shut off valve is on the Cold line.

To eliminate sand and dirt from entering your water heater, the 'sediment' filter should be installed on Cold line.
Sand and dirt are sometimes called sediment, but this type of sediment is not the same as calcium carbonate sediment that accumulates inside a tank that receives hard water.

When you have hard water, then water heater makes calcium carbonate 'sediment' deposits that accumulate in bottom of tank. A 'sediment' filter will not prevent this problem.

If you have hard water, to prevent calcium carbonate from forming inside tank, you need a water softener.
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Is there supposed to be a sediment type material, like sand, in the drainage pump area right after the big black hose that comes off the bottom of the washer?

No, that's an accumulation of sediment from your clothes and/or your water supply.

The good news is that you can simply lower the drain hose and flush out the sediment accumulation. Then you can run another wash cycle with some cold water and try to get as much out as possible. If you can, you can disconnect the discharge hose at the pump body and flush it out by hand.

The issue is to figure out if you're getting all that sand from the clothes being washed or from your water source.

Sand will hasten the wear and tear on most any machine, so unless this washer is at a beach house, where you tend to get alot of sand in washers, by the very nature of towels, etc., you'll want to address this problem.

If you're on a private water well, you would be well advised to install a whole house water filter to help minimize the amount of sediment you're getting into your washer. If you're at a beach house, try to shake out the towels and other clothes before putting them in the washer to get as much sand out of them as possible.

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