The washing machine does not fill with water. what causes can be corrected independently
Here are the main situations in which the automatic machine does not pour water.
- The water is turned off or the pressure in the water supply is almost zero. Planned repairs are notified in advance by the management company or water utility, but there are accidents when the water supply is stopped suddenly. Or neighbors are making repairs and block the riser. Open the tap and check whether there is water in the pipes. The faucet is dry or leaking, but a drop per hour? So you’ll have to wait for normal pressure. Information about the waiting time will prompt an emergency dispatcher from the management company.
- The stop valve is blocked. If your washing machine is properly installed it is always connected to the water supply through its shut-off valve. Even on a common pipe install a three-way valve with overlap to the machine. Check if the faucet is open, if you closed it and forgot to “put the water back on” then there is simply nothing to fill the washing machine.
- The inlet hose is kinked or trapped. It must be loose and not clamped for the automatic machine to draw water. Check to see if the washer moved and squeezed the hose or if you put something on top and squeezed it. Remove obstructions and straighten the inlet hose.
- The washing machine door is not closed tightly. If door won’t close, washer-dryer won’t draw water. Check the door, open it and close it again. Often laundry gets in the way of the door, pay attention to this and don’t overload the machine.
- The inlet valve strainer is clogged. A strainer is installed to protect against micro particles and suspended matter that can damage the diaphragm of the inlet valve. Over time the strainer becomes clogged and the washing machine won’t draw water at all. You can clean the filter yourself with a fine needle or by dipping the filter-mesh in a solution of citric acid.
From the Experience of the Masters! A clogged filter is often to blame for the situation when the washing machine is slow to fill the water. Machine “rustles” with water for a long time and then stops and gives error of water loading in the form of inscription on the display or blinking of indicators.
The washing machine slowly draws water. causes that you can fix yourself
There are a number of situations where the washer fills the tank very slowly due to technical or mechanical interference with the movement of water. Here are the main ones.
Low pressure in the water supply
When the water pressure is below the norm, the tank is not filled within the allotted time and the washer drains the minimum that has time to fill, stops the program and informs by an error on the display that “there is no water”.
You can not fix the situation yourself, call the management service and ask when the water supply comes back to normal.
Stop valve is not fully open
According to the installation rules, the washing machine must have a separate water shutoff valve at the water supply main. This is needed for prevention, repair and general safety. When you leave the house for a long time, the faucet should be closed. But when you open the valve, you might not turn the knob, which means the water will flow less than usual into the hose.
Also, the faucet can get stuck without being opened all the way. Older faucets tend to get jammed. Small grains of sand after repair work on the pipeline, even through the coarse filter, and block the rotation of the ball mechanism of the valve. Such a faucet should be replaced with a new one.
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The water inlet hose is kinked or jammed
In order for the machine to draw water normally, the water inlet hose must be free. Look at the condition of the hose. If there is a clamp or distortion, then straighten the hose, and check the speed of drawing water. It has become normal? Then you have found the reason.
Intake valve strainer clogged
There is a strainer between the intake hose and the intake valve. It protects the washing machine from fine particles in the tap water. Over time, the filter will clog, even if the water is clean. Calcium buildup builds up on the strainer and reduces its flow capacity.
The strainer needs to be cleaned regularly, but is often overlooked. If the water flows too slowly and there is nothing wrong with the hose, faucet or flow, then it is time to perform a preventive maintenance. The filter can be cleaned mechanically, with a fine needle or soaked in citric acid.
- Unplug the machine.
- Move away from the wall to get to the hose.
- Close the water valve.
- Put a bucket or basin to catch the water.
- Unscrew the water inlet hose and immerse it in the tank.
- Pull out the strainer from the hole.
- Clean it out.
- Put it back in place.
- Screw on the hose.
- Open the valve.
- Connect the machine.
- Start the test by putting the machine on rinse mode.
Typically, the machine draws water somewhere on the bottom of the tank, t. е. Either the water is splashing around inside the tank in a minuscule layer, or the bottom of the tank barely touches the water. Typically, this type of machine dialed for washing 10-15 liters of water, depending on the manufacturer and washing mode.
If the water supply is weak, the washing machine will not take on water, just not enough power to the valve to act. this, in my opinion, is the only. If the valve misses water, the machine will take as much as necessary, half-empty it will not work.
Why do I get too much or not enough water when washing??
Speaking of the problems faced by the owners of washing machines, you can not ignore a fairly rare type of failure, namely, incorrect water intake. For different phases of washing and types of fabrics different amount of water is needed. So when we set the wash program, the machine itself determines how much water to take in.
If at the end of the wash, you took out of the drum badly washed or deformed items, probably the machine “missed” the required amount of water. On why the washing machine takes too much or too little water, and how you can cope with this problem yourself, read in our today’s article.
Why the washing machine draws a lot of water and overflows
You poured the items, turned on the washer, but instead of normal operation, the machine poured almost half of the tank, it did not start washing and emptied the tank, then stopped the program.
You do not understand why the washing machine pours a lot of water and does not wash. Sometimes the display shows a prompt in the form of an overflow error. Sometimes the washing machine just stops silently after draining the water.
Why does the washer draw too much or not enough water?
You are once again going to wash dirty things: turn the machine on, throw the laundry in the drum, pour the powder and, having selected the desired program, let the washing begin. Everything seems to be as usual! And suddenly you notice that the washing machine is somehow slow getting water, and the washing lasts unusually long. The first thing I would like to recommend you. do not panic, it does not mean that the washing machine is broken, you may be able to fix it all by your own efforts.
In this article we will analyze the main situations in which the washing machine can take a long time getting water, and also consider the main breakdowns and ways of their elimination.
Why the washing machine does not fill or overflows?
A special water level regulating system or pressure system controls the amount of water in the machine. The main element of this system is the water level sensor. This is also called the pressostat. It works on the principle of pneumatic relay. Т.е. Water entering the tank increases the air pressure in the tank. This is transmitted to the pressostat, which sends a signal to the control unit. This signal stops the inflow of water into the machine.
Sometimes there are situations where the relay detects the level by mistake. And either gives a command to stop the water too early, or does not turn off in time. These situations occur most often if:
- Pressure sensors malfunction.
- The machine is not properly connected to the water and sewage system.
- The inlet mechanism is clogged or broken.
- Control module defective.
Door locking device
The washer-dryer will not start the water intake process if the door is not closed tightly or the door lock is broken. The door can not be locked in the closed position for two reasons. First: The latch plate or hook has become twisted and is not inserted in the lock. This fault occurs when the metal rod inside the door falls out. Second: The hatch itself has become warped through the loosening of its hinges. In these cases the fixing has to be retightened or the metal rod has to be replaced. The thermal lock stripes may also have worn out after prolonged use. Can’t do without professional intervention.
Failure of the water level switch (pressostat)
The pressostat controls the water intake level. When it reaches a certain level, the sensor sends a command to the control unit, and the filling is stopped. If the pressure switch fails, the water intake does not stop at the right time.
Upon inspection, it may have the following faults:
- The water level sensor tube is clogged, torn or blew out.
- Large amount of scale and slime accumulated in the sensor chamber.
- The sensor contacts are oxidized or separated.
- Relay itself is defective.
- Intake valve malfunction
Our professional technician can find the breakage and repair or replace the part.