Question about Washing Machines
The majority of power washers have a spill valve or sometimes called a Control Valve. This spill valve will contract when the gun is closed. As it contracts it switches off a micro switch. Also at the base of the spill valve, an opening opens to let water circulate. Now if this Spill Valve is defective, it will make the machine lose pressure and it will make the machine switch on and off also. I sometimes service the Spill valve and lubricate with special Silicon grease. But if the end of the Spill Valve is not closing correctly, then I suggest that the Spill Valve be renewed. To come to see the Spill Valve, you have to open the cover. Most probably you see wires or a thick wire attached to the head. The part attached to the head contains the micro-switch. Remove the Miro-Switch holder and then you might see screws holding the jammed or faulty spill valve. If you cannot pull the spill valve out, try attaching water and sometimes you can switch on the machine for a second...and with the pressure,...the spill valve will be spitted out.
The switching of ON and OFF due to a faulty Spill Valve, will for sure damage the capacitor. A damaged spill valve gives all these symptoms. Machine going on and off while gun closed and while gun opened, and added to these,... pressure gets less. One small other hint....if all is OK with the machine, and when spraying the machine goes on and off....this is due to a blocked nozzel.
Posted on May 27, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 13, 2014 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
Jan 27, 2013 | GE Washing Machines
Dec 29, 2012 | Washing Machines
Jan 24, 2011 | Bosch Nexxt 700 Series WFMC6401UC Front...
Dec 07, 2009 | Zanussi IZ12 Front Load Washer
Jul 19, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer
May 07, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines
Mar 15, 2008 | Washing Machines
Apr 08, 2007 | GE WJSR2070B Top Load Washer
1,379 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: