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Washing machine fills in the water but does not start the wash cycle

My washing machine starts to fill in the needed water but straight away stops after that. The wash cycle does not proceed. The agaitator does not move. Even if I change the wash cycles nothing happens. Please assist ASAP

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  • president123 Sep 01, 2008

    ginko, the model of the washing machine is Electrolux EW1013i. It's a fromt Load Washing machine. Please help. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Machine fills water, but doesn't run the cycles even moving the timer manually.

  • lary 1 Jan 19, 2009

    washer fills with water agitates for about 1 min, then adds more water agitates and it does this over and over if i move knob to spin nothing happens.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    fills up with water but will not start the washing cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    on starting the wash cycle on cold water, no water enters the washing machine at all. the machine rotates but no water enters.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    fills with water but will not start the wash cycle

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I washed four towels and the machine stopped at 1 hour and 19 minutes. It now keeps filling and trying to wash , never moving form the 1 hour and 19 minutes position. It won't let me change the program. It also rattles when you turn the inside of the machine

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The fact that it does not fill completely can be related to a problem with the water-level switch, that regulates the water level.

See from Repairclinic:
"This switch is usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. If the switch is defective, it may prematurely signal the water to shut off. If so, you probably need to replace the water-level switch."

However, when it is only the switch the mashine usually completes the cycle, but with less water than normal.

A possibilty is that either the timer is faulty or there is a problem with the water supply.

Check that water is coming from water supply with regular pressure, and that hoses back there are not obstructed.

More likely you will have to replace the timer.

See again from Repairclinic:
"When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:

  • It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.


  • It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water."

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    Posted on Sep 01, 2008

    • wayne fox Nov 09, 2012

      Can the water level switch also work the other way in the fact that the drum of the front loader fills with water and continually fills unless you physically shut off power. If left to run it would overflow through the dispenser tray for detergent!

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