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The hose i thought was for using a cleaning solutions is spraying water through it when i turn the water on. How come?

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Thats proably your pressure switch hose that goes from your outer tub to the gold pressure switch in the control panel the switch that you select the load size from sm med lg blow through it the re attach it to the dome on the switch

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Just so that we are on the same page.I'm not sure what you mean when you say you checked your pump. The water supply hoses behind your machine lead and connect to the inlet water valve. Right where the hoses connect, in the valve itself, there are screens that can become blocked with lime deposits and other debris. You'll need to turn the taps off first. Then loosen the hoses with pliers. Make sure the hoses relax before removing. Clean the screens with a toothbrush and spray bottle if needed. While the hoses are disconnected hold the ends over a bucket or inside tub of washer and turn them on to make sure pressure is good coming from them. If pressure seems good and screens are clean reattach hoses hand tight then 1/4 turn more with pliers. Do not overtighten. Do not use teflon tape. Do not crossthread.
If pressure is still low then inlet water valve likely needs replaced.

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Will not draw water


First check the water supply hoses behind the machine. Where they hook up to machine is the inlet water valve. Unplug the machine. Turn off water supply valves. Remove the hoses from water valve. There are filter screens that can become covered with lime and other debris. Clean with toothbrush and spray bottle to flush the crud away. Also check water flow from supply hoses. Hold hoses over bucket or use tub of washer and turn on the taps. When they get old they can deteriorate from inside. Reattach hoses hand tight then 1/4 trn more with pliers. Do not overtighten. Do not use teflon tape. Do not crossthread. If that doesn't improve water flow your inlet water valve will most likely need replaced. Let me know if you run into difficulty. Good luck.

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Something must be clogged because the water wont flow into the machine and sprays around the top of the hose end at the washer. I checked the little filter under the hose and its clean.


There should be lights blinking, indicating a fault.
If this unit is brand new call warranty service.
If this unit has run in the past you will need either a new intake valve or new computer sequencer board.

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Spray a stream of bleach-type cleaning solution (Clorox Clean-up, or bleach and water mix) between the inner and outer tub at the top rim. Run a soak cycle with water and bleach (full load water level setting). I haven't looked at the manual for your washer, so if it doesn't have a soak cycle, start a normal cycle, stop it after a minute of agitation, then let the washer sit for at least an hour before starting it again.

Sometimes the particle traps at the water inlets get a bacterial film growing on them. Turn off the water to the machine, remove the hoses and clean off the trap screens. If there is a film, put the hoses in a bucket and turn the water on to flush them out. This will help prevent the return of the odor.

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My clothes have a musty smell after being washed


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Cloths stink, towels not soft. Can I increase the amount of water used per cycle? How? thanks, jim maxwell


Make sure there are no leaks from the machine. Look behind it and check the water inlet hose and connectors for any damage. Also look under the machine for any water as this may indicate a leak from the internal hose and pipe work and / or water pump. Also check that the outlet hose and door rubber is completely clear of debris and soap scum build up and check that the filter is clean.

You can initially use a bathroom mould and bacteria cleaner to get rid of the immediate problem or wash using a bleach solution made up from 1 part household bleach to 10 parts water. Place this in an aerosol spray bottle and spray the affected area and leave for 10 mins then wipe away and rinse with clean water.

  1. To keep the machine clean of waste or mould build up and to keep any bad odours away
  2. Remove all items from the washer.
  3. Open the dispenser drawer and 2/3 cup (160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment. DO NOT use more than 2/3 cup (160mL) of bleach per cycle as this will lead to product damage.
  4. Close the washer door and dispenser drawer.
  5. Select the Clean Washer cycle or a full wash cotton 104 F wash (40 C). DO NOT use any higher temperature as this will cause unnecessary fumes
  6. Press Start and allow cycle to complete.
  7. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to allow ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
  8. Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly
Also from your description it sounds as though you need to use a water softener (washing soda) or use slightly more deteregent and possibly more fabric conditioner inthe wash. Also washing performance can be increased by using slightly higer temperatures and / or a bilogical detergent.

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The mold will be growing in the upper parts of the agitator basket above the water line. Spray these areas with a bleach/water mixture using a spray bottle. Turn off the hot water valve to your washer. Disconnect the hose connected to this valve. Connect a leak free garden hose to the valve. Connect a garden sprayer to the other end of the garden hose. Turn the hot water valve back on. Check for leaks. Use the garden sprayer to rinse and remove the mold. Be careful to keep all of the water in the agitator basket. Turn off the hot water valve. Reconnect the hose from the washer to this valve. Turn the hot water valve back on. Check for leaks. Run a wash cycle with an empty load.

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Check the hose from the tub to the pressure switch, make sure its clear and the reservoir on the tub is clean.

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Believe it or not...I think it is fixed. I used a coat hanger to try to take out as much "gunk" as I could from the drain plug hose. I added warm water and then vinegar to the hose with a medicine dropper to help loosen the "gunk" I also forced air with the medicine dropper and I could hear it in the tub from the pump. Then I knew it was free of "gunk." I ran 3 hot cycles 2 with 1/2 gallon each of vinegar and one plain water cycle. Between each cycle I emptied the drain plug hose and drain pump filter. After the three cycles the water came out clean and not muddy. I also took a spray bottle of hot water and sprayed the "gunk" from around the seal to release it and out of the washer. I alternated with the spray bottle of water and vinegar applied with a small paint brush. I also noticed this "gunk on the stainless steel tub as well. I used the paint brush and painted vinegar on that and sprayed down with the hot water. I then did a load of towels and this morning my washer does not smell and is clean as can be...no more "gunk." what is that stuff anyway? Too much soap or softener? Anyone else have this problem? I was told by the service tech a few years ago that I didn't need to open that door because that is where they service the machine from.....wrong....I was to empty that drain hose from time to time. That was the first time I opened that door and the machine is 4 years old....

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1. turn off the water to the cold hose
2. drain water out of hose and detach from washer
3. get a water spray bottle and set to strong stream not spray,
spray the filter that goes into the machine, this should clean out the debris that is clogging the line hold a small container to catch water when you spray if you see black specks it granite
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