Hot water not entering washer, not a hose or solenoid problem...
The hot water stopped entering the machine. After the obvious stuff checked out fine, we assumed a solenoid problem based on reading some of the problems others had and that we couldnt blow air through the valve when the solenoid was receiving juice. The cold side was working fine, so we ordered a new solenoid which sadly did not fix the problem.
Next, using a voltmeter, we then checked out the juice to the hot water valve and it was lacking (should have done this before ordering the new solenoid). Also we used the juice from the cold side to the hot valve and it works fine (also shoudl have done this before ordering new solenoid). We checked the connections and and the easy stuff with no luck. So we are thinking we have to order a whole new control panel. Question, is this a DIY project or are we out of our league?
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Re: Hot water not entering washer, not a hose or solenoid...
Before ordering a new control board, check the wiring harness to make sure there are no breaks in the wire from the water valve to the board. If everything checks out, replace the board. The board is not that hard to replace and all the wire connectors are not confusing.
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Shut off the water. Disconnect & check the BOTH water supply hoses at the MACHINE to check for obstructions / kinks / etc: Check for and clean any strainer / filter on the hoses and inlet to the washer. Direct the hoses into a tub or other container and turn water ON. make sure you have water flow from BOTH hoses and that one is HOT and the other is COLD. If OK, reconnect to machine. Turn water back ON. Choose a WARM wash.
If you get COLD only, you probably have a bad HOT solenoid - if HOT only you have a bad COLD solenoid. Be sure by:
Shut water off and swap hose connections (hot to cold & cold to hot) and try again.
If you get COLD only, you probably have a bad COLD solenoid - if HOT only you have a bad HOT solenoid. If you get HOT only, you probably have a bad COLD faucet / hose - if HOT only you have a bad COLD faucet / hose.
I'd follow the hot water supply hose to the back of the washer and and then - after unplugging it from the power - begin check to make sure hot water is available to the hose by disconnecting it and aiming it into the washer - and turning the water on. If it flows, check for debris clogging the strainer screen at the input to the washer. Then if ok - check the hot water valve solenoid with an ohmmeter. Compare it to the value of the cold water solenoid valve and if not within 10 - 15% - replace it. If you can check for 120 volts to the hot water solenoid SAFELY - do so - otherwise, stop and call a pro.
Sorry this answer is about 1 month late, but in case you're still having the issue, it is likely due to 1 of 2 possibilities (or combination of both).
Most likely, the small inlet screen, located on the back, (where the hot water hose enters the machine) is clogged. This is a common problem that restricts the flow of hot water into the machine.
To check or clean this, just unscrew the hot water hose where it enters the washer. It sits just inside that fitting.
The other possibility is a bad or clogged inlet valve. The inlet valve controls the flow of hot and cold water into the machine. It is opened and closed via an electric solenoid (part of the intake valve unit).
The inlet valve is the same unit that houses the screen I previously mentioned, and is just inside the back panel of the washer, where the two inlet hoses thread onto.
screen in hot water fill hose is probably stopped up.turn water off unscrew hose at both ends check for a screen,if not in hose check at water inlet on washer pop out screen clean under kitchen spayer and reinstall make sure you put hose washers back in the hose ends that should fix your problem!!!
First, always check for the obvious causes, if you haven't already, we all tend to overlook these.
1. Are water valves open, and if so is there water.
2. Check hose filter screens for plugging, or hoses themselves,
After these possible causes have been ruled out, check machine's inlet for both hot and cold taps for blockage, other wise you most likely have a bad fill valve, which are fairly cheap and simple to replace. If you have hard water, this is your best bet. These valves have two solenoids, one each for hot and cold, one or the other will energize when the temperature selector switch is selected for hot wash or cold wash, if warm wash is selected both solenoids energize to allow both hot and cold water to enter the machine and mix to warm.
Turn off the
water valves which supply the water to washer hoses.Switch the hot and cold water supply hoses
and tighten. Turn the water valves back on and try to run a wash cycle using
cold. If hot water only is entering the wash tub the water supply is ok. If
this is the case you can unplug the washer and turn off the water valves. Remove
the washer back cover and follow the water connection for the hot water. The
water solenoid valve will have two electrical wires connected
to it. Interchange the hot water solenoid wires with the cold water solenoid connection.
Connect the water supply hoses hot to hot and cold to cold then plug the unit then
test the washer on the cold wash. If the problem persists it could be a water
hose restriction or the timer circuit could be defective. If you have hot water
at the normal pressure purchase a new hot water solenoid valve.With the electrical cord unplugged be sure to
restore the correct wire connections on the hot and cold water solenoid. To
replace the hot water solenoid remove the hose clamp and hose to replace the
old valve. Connect the unit to the water and electrical outlet. Turn on the
water and test the unit for leaks being careful not to touch any electrical and
moving parts. If all checks ok and the correct temperature work, unplug the unit
There's no hot waterSome washing machines allow hot water to enter only during certain cycles. Others intermittently allow hot and cold to enter, to temper the temperature of the water. Consult your owner's manual if you are unsure about whether the machine is acting abnormally. If you're sure the machine isn't working the way it used to--or should--try these tests:Is the hot water turned on? If not, turn it on.Is the washer getting cold water but no hot water? If so, check to see if the control panel settings are correct. Is there hot water coming through the proper hose? If not, check to see if the screen inside the water-inlet valve is clean. (The water-inlet valve is the device on the washing machine that the fill hoses are attached to.) If it's clean, you probably have a defective water-inlet valve. If so, completely replace it.
Disconnect the hot water hose from the washer, put the hose over in the washer and run some water to make sure you don't have a plumbing problem. Look inside the valve where the water connects to the washer, there should be a screen that may need cleaning.
If everything looks and works good to this point then you will need a meter to see if power is getting to the water valve and to check the hot water solenoid on the water valve. No power to the water valve, then replace the water select switch. Bad solenoid, then replace the water valve.
There is a solenoid control valve on all washing machines, located where the water hoses enter the machine. If you have a rubber mallet, you can whack the machine gently with the mallet. If the problem is resolved, it was just a stuck valve. If not, then you likely will need to replace the whole solenoid valve control. Typically there are controls for each water supply.