I bought another washing machine so I need to remove the old one. Before removing the hose from hot and cold valve i need to close the valve, but I couldnt. Its very difficult to turn it clockwise. I tried to turn on the washer so the water gets the machine releasing some pressure...but i still could not turn it. what should i do?
I tried to turn off the main shutoff valve outside the house...but same problem. Please help.
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The main causes your washing machine is not filling with water MAY BE:
1. One of the water valves (hot or cold) supplying the washer with water has been turned off or closed.
2. Your washer has a shutoff valve on the back that may be in the closed position. 3. There may be a water filter on your washer that is clogged and tells the washer computer (control board) to not allow water to enter. 4. A hose or water connector on the back or inside the washer is defective or clogged.
Leaking water from a washing machine usually comes from hoses or connections. Be sure that water appearing to be a leak isn’t drain water from a backed-up standpipe. To prevent potential flood damage, which can occur if washing machine supply hoses burst, be sure to install “no-burst” stainless-steel mesh hoses and lever-type shutoff valves, as shown below. With these, you can easily turn off the levers for both hot and cold water between wash days.
1) Check the fittings where the hoses connect to the faucets and to the back of the washing machine. Also look for worn or leaky hoses. Tighten couplings or hose clamps if needed, or replace the hoses altogether. Be sure to turn the water off before removing the hoses, and drain them into a bucket after disconnecting them.
2) Determine whether the machine is oversudsing, which can cause it to overflow. Reduce suds by pouring in 1/2 cup white vinegar in 1 quart water. Then switch to either less detergent or a low-sudsing variety.
3) The machine may have a faulty basket gasket or tub seal and bearing that must be replaced; in this case, call an appliance repairperson.
I PRESUME YOU WAN'T TO REMOVE A OLD WASHING MACHINE,
1. PULL OUT ELECTRICAL SUPPLY PLUG.
2.PULL MACHINE OUT A BIT TO GAIN ACCESS TO BEHIND MACHINE, SOME MACHINES HAVE COLD WATER SUPPLY PIPE ONLY BUT MOST HAVE HOT AND COLD SUPPLY PIPES.
THERE SHOULD BE A SHUT OFF SUPPLY VALVE AT THE SUPPLY SIDE OF THE TWO HOSES, CLOSE THEM BOTH THEN DISCONNECT HOSES, DRAIN HOSE SHOULD JUST LIFT OUT OF PIPE BEHIND MACHINE , NOTE ALL HOSES WILL LEAK SOME WATER ONTO FLOOR IF LAYED DOWN
A SACK TRUCK IS THE BEST WAY TO MOVE MACHINE
Several factors can cause a GE washing machine not to allow water to
enter the drum, including closed valves, kinked hoses, a faulty
electrical breaker or sediment in the water lines. Sediment occurs most
often when the water to the home
is off due to electrical outages or when installing items in the
plumbing. Cleaning the screens will remove a sediment blockage, allowing
water into a washing machine.
Check each water valve for the
hot and cold water lines to make sure they are open completely. Open
valves are turned completely to the left. Check the fuse at the
electrical box to make sure it is not faulty, and check to make sure the
washer is plugged securely into the outlet. Observe the water supply
hoses to make sure there are no kinks from the supply valves to the back
of the appliance.
Observe the water supply valve handles to see if they are cracked. If so, they need replacing.
Turn off both the hot and cold
water supply valves. Turn each knob completely counterclockwise to turn
them to the off position. Pull the washer forward to reach the water
supply valves, hoses and the back of the washing machine. Place one hand
on each side of the washing machine and slightly lift the front while
pulling straight out from the wall.
Place a bucket at the rear of
the appliance. Use adjustable pliers to unscrew the hot and cold water
hoses on the back of the washing machine. Turn each hose
counterclockwise to unscrew and remove from the washing machine while
pointing them into the bucket to catch any water in the hoses.
Turn on the hot water supply
valve and hold the hose pointing into the bucket. Observe to see if
water is coming out of the hose or trickling out of the hose. Repeat
this procedure for the cold water supply hose. Limited water or no water
flow indicates that the lack of flow is at the valve end of the water
Pull the filters out of the
washer valves with needle-nose pliers. Rinse under warm water to clean
out any sediment and replace them in the hot and cold water washer
valves on the appliance.
Unscrew the hot water supply
hose from the valve using adjustable pliers. Turn the hose connector
clockwise to unscrew and remove. Repeat this procedure with the cold
water supply hose. Pull out the screen from each hose with needle-nose
pliers and rinse under warm water to clean. Replace the screens.
Replace both water supply hoses
on the washer valves and the washing machine and tighten them with
adjustable pliers. Slide the washing machine back into place and level
the legs by slightly lifting the front of the washing machine and
setting it back down.
look at the new valve and you will see that the champhered tab has a bump near the end. This needs to be lifted on the old valve. do it with a screwdriver and slide the valve along. It is a close fit but once you get it you'll see how it works...Good luck....Nomess
by memory it is located at the lop of unit, where u attach the inlet hoses 2 the machine. u need to remove inlet hoses first with water turned off, then undo 2 screws at back of washer holding plastic panel that covers water valves and electics. it unclips off, i always have trouble myself. once u have that panel off remove wires to hot valve ( that is the 1 that had the hot water hose attached to it) put your tester on the terminals. if u get a different continuity reading compared to your cold it is faulty. if it is the same your computer at the front of unit is faulty.see how u go but remember turn off the power b4 u work on it! dont want any acciedents. please reply back for more help. good luck!
Check the water inlet valve. Unplug the machine, turn off the water, and remove the supply hoses. Check the small metal screens inside the openings on the water inlet valve. Make sure they are clear of rust or debris. Pay particular attention to the hot water side. Check the solenoids using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity means a bad solenoid and the valve assy will need replaced. I'll attach a photo for reference. Hope this helped and best wishes.
switch off power
switch off water and remove hose.
remove inside pipe from valve - usually held by just a spring clip
remove electrical terminals
valve is just held with a couple of screws usually - remove these and valve will come away.
put back in same order