What is a Flow meter? Could this be the problem? Where can i get a inlet valve part # 8181694? In burnsville we were quoted a price of sixty dallors. where can i get the same part cheaper? Thanks for your help.
I asked the question yesterday about water filling up in the washer after a cycle is done, you mentioned the water inlet valve, but we turned off the hoses after a cycle and water still filled up in our machine. Thanks,
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Bad flowmeter will usually give a FH code..you must have a bad cutoff on faucet end with no water to machine none can come in even with bad valve as far as price for valve in your area have no idea what average retail price might be
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Error code FH appears when No water is detected
entering machine or Pressure switch trip is not detected. If after 30 seconds
the control does not detect water entering machine and then valves will be
turned off and the error code will be displayed. Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to
clear the display. If there is no water entering the unit then make sure that
the inlet valves are working fine. You may need to check the continuity at the
inlet valves. If the valves are fine then check whether inlet water hoses as
they might be plugged. Also check for inlet water screen at the valve. However,
if the water is entering into the washer then the Drain pump might not be
working. Also inspect the Pressure Switch hose whether it is in good condition
and properly connected to Tub and Pressure switch. Also check hoses for leak
and inspect the flow meter. Hope this helps...
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This error will stem from the drain pump operation and at
times from the flow meter itself. Drop the bottom panel and make sure the drain
filter is clean. It sits right in front and just unscrews. Make sure to have
enough towels on hand to soak up the water that is left in the tub. After you
have checked this make sure both water valves are turned on, clear the error by
pressing pause/cancel twice. Check to make sure the drain hose is not kinked
and that there is no siphon problem. If the error still returns after checking
the above, the next thing to suspect would be the flow meter itself. This sits
right in line with the water inlet valves. It's just a reed valve that measures
the amount of water entering the washer and monitors the pressure switch. You
can access it by removing the top and it will be on the left side in line with
the inlet valve.
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the inlet valves are shot. what happens the coils in the inlet vales can no longer hold the water from going into the unit, causing water to run into unit when not in use. replace the inlet valves and you should be good to go. the inlet valves can be removed by, removing top panel(3screws in back), disconnecting hoses, taking the small clamp on the small hose connected to the dispenser. theirs a small screw holding the inlet valves from back pane, remove old inlet valves and replace and you should be all set. hope it helps.
You are going to have to replace the water inlet valve. Since it's filling after the end of the wash the pressure switch is not going to detect the fill. The valve is not closing properly. It's an easy fix, remove the top and the valve is right there, te part number i think is 8181694
I would recommend you replace the water inlet valve. This is the only device between the fill hoses and the dispenser that controls the flow of water. The "hissing" noise you hear could be a defective solenoid in the valve that is staying open and allowing water to flow. Try turning the water off at the tap to see if the sound goes away. If it does...water inlet valve. Another tale-tell sign of an inlet valve leaking would be a small trickle of water running down the dispenser tube in the rubber door boot. Over a period of time, the tub will begin to fill and possibly overflow (even with the washer turned off).
You can find a replacement valve at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Dispenser Parts" heading for item number 1 (part #8181694).
Replacing the valve is simple. Just follow these steps:
1. Unplug washer, turn off water supply and remove hoses from the back of the washer.
2. Remove the top panel by removing the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then lift off.
3. The water inlet valve will be located at the left rear of the washer (as viewed from the front).
4. Remove the dispenser hose, electrical connections and mounting screws and the valve is removed.
5. Install new valve by following these steps in reverse order. NOTE: When reinstalling top panel, make sure you lay panel on top of washer, leaving a couple of inches of room from the front panel. Then, slide panel towards you (front of washer) so that the top panel slides into the mounting clips.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you still require assistance, or if you feel I'm wrong in my assessment, please post back and let me know.
kig, sometimes this error will stem from the drain pump operation and sometimes from the flow meter itself. The first thing to do is drop the bottom panel and make sure the drain filter is clean. It sits right in front and just unscrews. Make sure to have enough towels on hand to soak up the water that is left in the tub. After you have checked this make sure both water valves are turned on, clear the error by pressing pause/cancel twice. Check to make sure the drain hose is not kinked and that there is no siphon problem. If the error still returns after checking the above, the next thing I would suspect is the flow meter itself. This sits right in line with the water inlet valves. It's just a reed valve that measures the amount of water entering the washer and monitors the pressure switch. You can access it by removing the top and it will be on the left side in line with the inlet valve. Check this first and post back. Catriver.