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Water well my father in law pressurized my tank and now there is air in the line and dirt coming out of all the faucets. help

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You only have to shut the intake valve, disconnect the inlet pipes & clean the filters on the hoses. both sides. If the filters are damaged, replace. Open the wall faucet to let all the dirt come out into a bucket. Refit carefully, open valve. Check for leaks.

To clean your dispenser (where the water enters your machine) you have to refer to your manual. If it is not possible to clean out you have to replace it.

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Turning the faucet off allows the pressure to build back up, but does not fix the problem.
I have seen new construction sap water pressure as they load their water trucks often leaving whole areas without pressure.

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Is this a simple problem of the washer continuing to fill with water when its not in use? Does the washer overflow? Does the water shut off after the cycle ends? These are some good questions that can help lead you in the right direction.

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If the water inlet valve is determined to be the source of your problem, follow the steps provided in the link on how to replace one. These are simple and inexpensive repairs. I've also included web sources that you can refer to for part numbers.

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There is air in your lines.
You'll have to bleed out the air.

Turn off your water main.

open the faucet lowest in your house and then go open all the other faucets.

let the water drain completely.

close all the faucets except the lowest one - and turn on your water main.

once no air is escaping from the faucet (no burping or gurgling) close it and move on to the next - highest faucet.

Do this until all faucets are done.

Now - turn off the water feeds to your washer - and disconnect from the machine.

Open each valve one at a time into a sink or bucket until air is purged.

Reconnect hoses, and re-try.

This is called AIR HAMMER and if this still doesn't do the trick - there are tiny accumulators called air hammer arrestors that will eliminate most of the hammering.

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Does it fill with water okay? If it dosnt fill within a cretian time I bet the computer see this and causes a F1? But Im guessing.

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I need to know if this is what an F1 code is if you wouldn't mind posting back and if this helps you please rate me as high as you can. Thank you and good luck.

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