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Washing Machine Problems No Water

Your washing machine will not fill up with water. You have checked the hoses, cleaned the screens, and still no water. Now what is next?



First make sure that you unplug the washer to prevent a shock. Then you will have to get to the valve. For some washer this can be done by an opening in the back panel. And for other you may have to remove the entire top of the washer to access the valve body.

Hopefully you can get there without removing the wiring, so that you can check to see if you are getting power to the valves. Once you can get to the valve body, then carefully get a meter on the connection to the coils, then plug in the washer and start the cycle where the water would normally flow. If you have power at the coil and the water does not flow then you know that the coil is bad or the valve is stuck. There are ways to clean the valves but usually a new valve body will be under $40.00 and it is not worth the mess and the possibility that the valve will soon get stuck again. If you find the problem there, just replace the valve, it is much easier.

If you are getting no power to your valve then you know to look back in the wiring further. You may have a bad switch in the timer. Follow the wires and trace the back to see where the power is stopping at. If you have power going to the timer and no power coming out then you have found your problem there.

Troubleshooting appliances is often just a matter of following the problem back to where it starts. Be patient and be very careful when working with electricity. Always make sure you have the appliance unplugged when you are not actually checking for voltage. Also be aware that some appliances have power on what you would think to be the neutral.
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my washing machine wont fill up with water, what would the problem be, ive cleaned the hose at both ends so its not blocked?


usually the hot and cold water solenoid fail stopping water to flow
replaceable part
location
in where the hoses attach to the washing machine

May 09, 2016 | Washing Machines

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not heating water


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Water Inlet Valve
First you will need to completely remove both hoses. Check and clean the screens in the hoses. Next look in the back of the water inlet valve the screens can usually be pulled out and cleaned. If all is clean and still no water, check to make sure the water inlet valve is getting power when the washer is in a fill cycle. If it does replace the water inlet valve.

Sep 28, 2012 | Washing Machines

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GE washing machine Toploader will not fill with water


see this causes and remedies: God bless you
Water Inlet Valve
First check the hoses that connect to the water inlet valve. Remove these completely there should be a screen in at least one end and maybe both ends. Clean these screens. Next check the back of the water inlet valve screens and remove and clean. If cleaning these out does not correct the problem you will need to check to make sure you have power going to the water inlet valve. Most top loaders will have 120 volts going to the valve. Check each solenoid on the valve. You will need to have the washer on and turned to a fill cycle when checking. If you have power and still no water replace the water inlet valve. No power replace the control. see the diagram attached

Control / Timer

This is less likely the problem but can fail. If you have no power going to the water inlet valve when selecting a fill cycle the timer/ control has failed and you will need to replace the timer.
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Jul 18, 2012 | Washing Machines

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I have the Malber WD1000,the wash cycle goes on but no water pumps out, a couple drops come out . How do i fix it?


No water fill
1.water valves closed----turn on valves
2. Hoses kinked---unkink hoses
3. Screen in fill hose clogged----clean out screen
4. No power to fill solenoid---replace solenoid
5. Faulty water level control---replace control
6. Machine did not turn on----check control & power outlet
???
Water will not drain from machine
1.kinked or clogged hose----clean drain hose
2.pump does not run----readjust & tighten pump-drive mechanism
3.suds lock----remove suds,, add cold water
4.faulty transfer valve---replace
5.defective timer----replace
6.loose belt---adjust belt

Sep 22, 2011 | Malber WD1000 Front Load Washer/Dryer

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Washer fills extremely slow. Hoses are fine water


Hi, check to see if there's good water volume coming through the hoses attached to the washing machine. If there is, check to see if the screens inside the water-inlet valve are clean. (The water-inlet valve is the device on the washing machine that the fill hoses are attached to.) If they're clean, you probably have a defective water-inlet valve. If so, you should completely replace the valve.

Jun 19, 2011 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

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