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My new WTW4950XWO won't fill or do much of anything when I turn it on. I followed all the directions... used only HE liquid detergent, put the load in after the detergent, closed the lid, set everything, and then, it knocked and banged a few times and just hummed. The light said the lid was locked, but even when I left it there for 10 minutes, nothing happened, so I turned it off. What should I do?

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Close your external inlet valve to the machine. Disconnect hose of washing machine from the valve; keep a bucket there and open the valve to see if water comes well. Next check the screens (filters) on the hose, clean well. This shd be done on both ends of the hose/s. Refit carefully. Check for leaks. If water still (don't forget to open the valve!) does not enter machine change the inlet valve of your wash machine. Can be done yourself. Rate me pl...........if helped.

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hey there is a temo fix till some body comes to your home if you remove the soap try and reach in to the back of the opening you can rest the spring loaded wheel that controls the soap disspenser and that will stop the clicking and allow the machine to run!!!!! after reading all the post i could find i figured it out now my washer is running fine!!!

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Hello
This what I do to solve this problem, it is most often caused by detergent build up blocking the passages and causing slow draining.
Solution:
Boil 2 quarts of water, slowly pour it down into the compartment (be careful) this will dissolve the deposits and clear the drain, repeat if needed, it really works.

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The way that I read the manual, your color safe bleach would go in the detergent dispenser. Your liquid chlorine bleach would go in the bleach dispenser.

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