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Our newer washing machine has been giving an error code and not getting the clothes clean at all. We searched the Internet and found that the code indicated low water level (water not flowing into the machine). We tried cleaning the detergent tray, and that seemed to help, but a week later, we were getting the same error code. The DH was ready to give up and call a repair service, but I decided to give it a look.
I checked all the water spigots connected to the machine to insure the valves were open, then detached the hoses to see if they were blocked (made sure the valves were closed before detaching the hoses). I discovered a tiny mesh filter in the end of the hose that was coated with minerals from the hard water. It took me about 5 minutes to scrub off the mineral deposits. I used a bit of toilet bowl cleaner with rust remover in it. You could also soak it in white vinegar overnight.
It worked like a charm, no more error code, no repair bill and clean clothes! If I had been forced to replace the part, it would have probably cost less than a dollar but saved a trip to the store by cleaning the one I had.
Source: My dad taught me to pinch a penny, but this repair was all me!
My Bendix washer recently made all the right noises, and lit up beautifully - but didn't fill with water. It suddenly occurred to me that there might be an airlock or sticking valve, so I picked up the inlet pipe, lifted it above the level of the inlet valve, and gave it a very gentle shake.
This is a guide about a washing machine filling with water but not washing. There are numerous things that can go wrong that will prevent your washing machine from advancing in its cycle. Sometimes these repairs can be done yourself or you can call a repair service to do the work.
If your front load washer is leaking, the first step in making a repair is to determine the source of the leak. Then you can either make the repairs or call a service company.
Some homeowners prefer to make the necessary repairs to their appliances such as washing machines. Once you have determined the potential causes for the problems your machine is having there is a lot of information available in this guide and on the internet.
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After the wash cycle and the machine starts it's spin, it then stops, beeps. I have to turn it off, turn it back on, then hit the restart button and it finishes the rest of the cycles. It is not out of balance when this happens which is every time I do a load. This machine is about 5 years old. Any suggestions?
I would tend to agree that it is the timer. If you are handy at all, you can fix it yourself. I say this assuming that it is no longer under warranty. If the washer is not past the warranty period, definitely call a repairman!
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There are 3 possibilities,
1. Partial blockage in the pump-you will see this as a lot of water splashing in the machine when it tries to spin. This occurs because the pump cannot remove enough water and the machine can stop due to the program still sees the water from the pressure switch. Starting it again allows the pump to remove the remainder of the water.
I was hoping that someone will be able to help me with a problem that I'm experiencing with my washing machine.
First when the cold water is turned on in the back of the machine it continues to drip into the machine until it overflows. So I turn the valve off and only use the hot water.
Second when I wash a load of clothes the machine will go through all of the cycles except the rinse cycle. I have to go and advance it to the spin cycle by hand.
The machine is only 3 years old, but is no longer under warrenty. I've called several places that repairs washing machines but they wont give any advice over the phone. And they say that to just come out and look at it will cost $80.00. That does not include any repairs that needs to be made to the machine.
If anyone can help me out, I would appreciate it.
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My guess would be the timer needs to be replaced.
It might be possible to call the help line of the manufacturer or send an email to the help section of their website about the problem. My clothes dryer was having a problem one time and I called the help line, described the problem, and they were able to diagnose it. Fortunately it was something easily replaceable, so they sold me the part over the phone and sent it to me with detailed replacement instructions. Check your user's manual if you still have it...it might have contact/website info in it for the company.
I recently had a similar problem with my front load washer not going through the rinse/spin cycle. I had it repaired at $189 ($130 of that was labor!!) but it ended up being the water pump. You might want to check your local appliance parts store. I had to replace my washers door latch (this one I did myself) and I explained the problem I was having and he told me exactly what it was but I ended up paying someone to fix it. Hope this helps.
Another good site is http://www.repairclinic.com. I've fixed my washer twice with advice (and parts) from this site. It's very easy to use.
you can call sears and they will put it under warranty even if u did not buy it from them... it will cost you about 150 for the year, but it is worth it. we have had so many problems with ours, both washer and dryer, and we bought them from sears 5 yrs ago, i love them when they work.....but if we would have paid to have them fixed without the warranty we would be broke..... i was told once when we let it expire to have them put back under warranty then wait a week to call for an appointment....
I m going through the same problem , cold water over flows, did any one find out the reason, please update .
my washing machine won't run the rinse cycle. No water will run in. Can you tell me the problem.
My husband bought a washing machine and it wobbles and turns across the floor. Hubby says it is from putting clothes in there unevenly. But I showed him that it did it when the machine was empty! When you open the lid while it is spinning, you can see that the barrel is rotating unevenly even with nothing in there.
What could be causing this? It is a Fridgidaire Gallery washing machine. We can't really take it back, can't find the receipt.
Paula from USA
When I bought my Frigidaire washing machine they told me it was critical to make sure that the washer was level. I would verify that everthing is level as a starting point. Otherwise I would go back to where you purchased it and just ask them for ideas. If you purchased it used go to some place local that does sell them. I know where I purchased mine they have their own service people. Many times they are willing to give you information without coming to your home.
dpcw is correct .. your machine does need to leveled. On most large appliances the feet screw in to the bottom "all" you have to do is play around screwing and unscrewing until the thing is level. I say "all" because it will take 2 people, one to hold up the machine and one to play with the feet. Place a long level on the top to check your progress. We learned this the hardway with our range .. I couldn't figure out why everything in the pans sloped to the back!
Hope that helps! Good Luck!
The barrel in your washer may be set in unevenly and causing the problem. You may have to have a repair guy come and reset it so it is seated properly inside the washer.
Before you do that though check and make sure that it's not being thrown off balance by the washing machine itself not sitting level on the floor. A warped spot on the floor can cause problems, have had that happen to me. Use a level to check and make sure it's sitting on the floor evenly front and back.
When your husband took the washer out of the box, did he remove the packing or shipping cord that is inside the back of the washer? In my washer it was a yellow cord. You give it a pull and it slides out releasing the washer tub. It comes that way to prevent damage during shipping. Try that to see if it corrects the problem. Be sure you level the machine also. It is not hard if you follow the directions that came with the washer. With a level, you will level the front and then the sides. Hope this helps you!
I checked the hoses and they are fine. It is coming from underneath. A lot of water is coming out.
I have a different problem with my washer. I think a screw or a coin may be trapped in between my drum and outer shell as when the washing machine is on spin it is an incredible scraping sound when I spin the drum by hand it does the same. I had my brother look inside the top and he says everything looks attached. Help, what do I do? My warranty is over. I am from uk so if anyone can tell me how much this is gonna cost me please let me know or if anyone knows what else it could be its a Bosch wfb2004 make. PLEASE HELP I have washing up to the roof and I am frightened to use it in case I totally ruin it?
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It could be a bad bearing, but if it's just something stuck between the tub and the shell, you can remove the tub and take a look. You should be able to unscrew something in the top center and just lift the tub out to take a look. If you don't find anything and there is no scrapes on the tub, you'll need a service call.
If you haven't got a friend that knows what they're doing you'll have to get a repair man to look at it. Why is your washing piling up? If you don't live near a laundrette you could ask a friend if you could use their machine or, (shock horror), even wash your stuff by hand!!!!!!!! LOL!
my clothes are coming out dirtier then when they went in. I think my rinse cycle is not rinsing them? anyone know?
My Frigidaire washing machine is not pumping water out. Any suggestions?
By Smith from CA
Why does my clothes washer work perfectly fine on delicates, but not on cottons. It will not spin or agitate on that side. I replaced the timer. but to no avail. It is a model number WJRR4170E1WW GE.
My Roper top load washer is non responsive, it is full of water and goes to lid lock light. I checked the lid switch and it seems in working order, but it's also leaking water from the bottom somewhere.
Where do I find the filter for the pump on a Maytag Quiet series 100 washer?
The washer will fill and agitate fine, but when it goes to spin, it will just humm without spinning. If I open the lid and close it, it will engage and continue on. It does this on both the wash cycle and rinse cycle. I also noticed that when you lift the lid, it will stop during the spin cycle, but not stop during agitation.
I have a Maytag Performance 9000 series washer, MHWE950W. It is flashing error code F21. I know that means I need to clean out the drain which is located behind the front panel, I watched a YouTube video, and requires that I remove the 3 T20 screws. OK that should be fine, but I could only get one screw out! The other two appear to be stripped, no tool I own will turn those screws. I don't know if they were over-torqued when installed or what, but I've never removed the panel so I know it wasn't me. The door is locked, I can't get my laundry out and I can't get the panel off! Can someone tell me how to get the door unlocked so I can get my laundry out before it gets moldy and give me some advice as to how to deal with those stubborn screws? Thank you.
My 1998 Kenmore toploader keeps turning on and off in the cycle, every minute or so. It eventually finishes the cycle. I can also smell an odor that I might describe as electronic burnt part? Not sure how to describe it. Could it be a timer issue, because I don't hear the timer clicking when it is in its off cycle? Thanks.
Tips for repairing your clothes washing machine yourself. Post your ideas.
The clothes washer is acting up. It may not want to change cycles any more. DON'T CALL A REPAIRMAN YET. A GIRL CAN FIX THIS ONE, EASY.
Take off the screws on the panel where the knobs are. There is a timer in there that just unscrews. Go to the Sears store and ask if they have one in stock, THEY DO. Now take the new one home and put it in where the old one was. It shouldn't cost more than about $10 dollars. I did it 15 years ago, and they were only $5.00 then. It's really that easy. MOMS RULE!
By ardis barnes
I have another hint about this: Make sure what you think is a water leak from under the washer really is a water leak. Last week while I was putting clothes in my washer while it was filling, some water splashed back into the area above the tub where the water fills. If I hadn't realized this had happened I would have been worried about the water I saw coming from under my washer.
My Maytag Maxima xl washer has a bunch of water in the door seal after completing the wash cycle. Any thoughts?
When my washer is filling on the "hot" cycle only, the water clicks on and off very loudly. This does not occur on other cycles.
My new washing machine is not allowing me to change the amount of minutes I want to run a cycle. I put it on quick cycle and I want to decrease the minutes and instead it was changing the delay start from 8 hours to 7 hours. How can I fix that? I tried to unplug it and it still does the same thing.
My Kenmore top load washer only fills on clean cycle. It will not fill on any other cycle. What could this be?
I have a top loading older Maytag washing machine. When I pull out the timer button to start the washer, it will fill up and will then sometimes stop running. I have to manually pull out on the button a little bit and hold it to keep the machine running. The timer button isn't staying out like it should. Any ideas? If I replace the timer button, do you think that would solve the problem?