Washing machine inlet valve
Washing machine inlet valve comes in single, double or triple. Accordingly, some modes are able to draw water, while others will not. Each circuit must be checked individually. To do this, the washing machine is disassembled. The top cover is often the first to be removed. Nothing else is needed. the inlet valve is at the top on the back wall.
Inside there are coils for the number of channels, each core opens and cuts the water stroke. At the common inlet there is a pressure reducer to reduce the pressure. It’s just a rubber washer, it’s okay to take it off and wash it if you can see that dirt has accumulated inside. Careful! If there is dirt inside the diaphragm, the valve will leak water all the time. In the latter case, it is very difficult to repair the part. You have to buy a new one.
Now for the device. Each coil has a core rod resting on a diaphragm with a hole in the center. Normally the return spring keeps the system closed. When current is applied to the coil, the stem lifts up, giving freedom to the water. This is how the intake is made for any step of the cycle. The coils are supplied with 220 V voltage; by disconnecting the terminals, each stroke can be checked.
Programmer or control module is defective
The cause of poor water flow into the machine may lie directly in the programmer. You need to understand that the more electronics in your machine, the more likely this kind of breakdown. Most often, such problems begin after three to four years of operation, especially in conditions of constant violation of operating rules. If the reason is in the programmer, then the discharge valve is functioning, and the command to start the water simply does not come. Therefore, the cause of failure should be sought in the electronic stuffing. You should immediately assume that it will be very difficult to repair the control module yourself. Elements of electronic control can only be controlled by specialists. Trying to repair yourself can only worsen the situation and increase the cost.
If the above tips did not help to solve the problem, and the washing machine is still very slow to draw water, then it is likely to be a fault. Possible breakdowns and their description are given in the table.
Control module needs repair or replacement.
Indicative TOTAL COST is given in the table below
, including labour and costs of spare parts. The exact cost for repair the master will determine after viewing the washing machine, taking into account the nature of the breakage, as well as the manufacturer and model of the washer.
How to define that the machine can’t fill up
When the laundry in the drum is dry, the CM hums and does not spin the drum, the breakdown is clearly evident. But there are situations when there is water in the drum, but the washing does not start and it is unclear what happened. It may be that the water comes too slowly and the machine identifies this as a fault. If this happens the error code will appear on the display. The washing machines without display indicate breakage by means of blinking of indicators.
Electrolux E10 is the code that says the water is not coming into the tank
For example, if the Indesit washing machine does not draw water, the combination H20 appears on the display. The same code is displayed in Ariston and Hotpoint Ariston. Electrolux and Zanussi machines give out the message E10 or E11. On the displays of other brands of washing machines the following information appears:
- Samsung. E1;
- LG. PE or IE;
- Bosch. F01 or Aquastop;
- Whirpool. FH or F1;
- Candy. E02;
- Asko. E01 or Water inlet fault.
If there is no display, the malfunction can be identified by a combination of blinking indicators (it is different for each brand of the automatic control unit and can be found in the user manual).
Why the washing machine constantly draws and drains water: the causes of failure, what to do
Some washing machine users are faced with this kind of problem when, after turning on the device the washing machine continuously takes on water but does not wash, and even worse when the washing machine overflows water above a prescribed level. Such behavior of the washing machines indicates their faulty condition, which requires repair.
But often the washing machine behaves so because of improper installation and connection. But most often the washing machine does not wash after dialing water precisely because of the failure of its parts and components. When solving this problem, you can enlist the help of experts in the industry, and you can cope with their own efforts.
With the second option to solve the problem you save the family budget, which in our time has without it where to spend. Let’s consider all the possible causes of this behavior and understand why the washing machine is constantly taking on and draining water and does not wash. What should be done in this case.
The most frequent reasons why the washing machine won’t take on water
When the washing machine LG, Bosch, Samsung, Siemens begin to fail, you will understand at once.
As a rule, if the machine, typed starts quickly and the time of the washing itself corresponds to the set time, including filling, washing, rinsing, draining and spinning.
If you do laundry often, then you know that each mode of draining, washing and spinning takes a certain amount of time. Therefore, if this time began to increase for unknown reasons, then most likely the problem lies in the ability of your washing machine to fill with water.
Of course, the problems can be different, perhaps requiring serious professional intervention. There are also causes that you can detect on your own. Let’s see how you can recognize a bad water supply and what are the causes of this malfunction.
Lack of water in the system
The most trivial and simple reason why the washing machine does not pump water is the lack of liquid in the plumbing. Naturally, if you have disconnected water, the water hose will be empty.
As you know the machine does not wash without water, the program does not start any action, and also until the water fills the distribution container for the powder and not accumulate in the drum itself.
Do not need to explain that the water pressure in the tap plays the most important role in the operation of the washing machine.
Therefore, if the water in your apartment is weak or turned off at all (the neighbors burst pipes, utilities company turned off for the prevention of, etc.д.), then you should not worry that the problem lies in the machine. Therefore, before you fix the problem, check the presence of water in the faucet.
The tap of the water supply is blocked or low pressure in the water supply
Another common problem, for which there is no water supply in the washing machine. it is blocked faucet.
As in the previous case, if there is no water flow into the machine, then it is useless to wait for the washing to start suddenly out of the blue.
Of course, this option is unlikely, but still do not discount it. As a rule, the water valve could have been turned by accident when you were cleaning the house or purposely shut off the water supply when you were leaving for an extended trip. So, before identifying more serious causes of problems it is necessary to rule out minor things.
The filter is clogged
Everyone knows why filters are installed on the water pipes or in special containers. Sometimes lightly, and sometimes quite dirty water clogs the filter mesh, located at the back of the machine, along with the hose through which the water comes.
If the above problems related to the lack of water have not been detected, then check the filter, if you hear a characteristic humming noise and the water slowly comes on.
Surely, if the machine does not get water at all, then the problem is in this iron mesh, which must be removed and cleaned. This is done with water and a needle. If after the performed actions there is still no water in the washing machine, then the breakdown is due to more serious reasons.
The following algorithm is used for diagnosing the water inlet valves:
- Check the resistance with a multimeter. At the serviceable, should be in the vicinity of 4000 ohms. If the resistance is infinite, or a multiple of the difference. change it.
- If the first method doesn’t reveal the problem, manually connect voltage to the valve with a “carry-on”. In case of absence of water supply into the tank and if there is no clogging and overlapped valve. we put new valves.
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Important! They are always supplied with 220 volts.
The loader hatch lock is broken or not closed
One of the main protections of the new generation washing machines is a lock on the door hatch. If it is loose or closed without a characteristic click water will not be poured into the unit and the washing program will not start. Make sure that the door is tightly closed. To do this, open and close it again. Start the washing program again.
In some cases the door may not lock and the corresponding error symbol on the electronic display. It means that your lock is broken: The problem is with the latch or the latch located inside the body of the machine. Open the door and look carefully: maybe the piston rod, which serves as the latch fastener, has fallen out of the tab on the door. It can be inserted by carefully disassembling the hatch. A mechanically broken lock and damaged door will need to be replaced.
With frequent and prolonged use, the washing machine hatch can loosen the hinges that connect it to the body of the washer. Door cannot be latched tightly because of this. It is possible to screw in the hinges with your own hands, using a screwdriver.
Reasons why the washing machine won’t draw water
The water valve is blocked
Most breakages, malfunctions are simple to trivial. Not many really complicated. This is also the case with no water intake. Remember. you may have had repairs, had your water turned off, had other household problems with the water supply or drain. I had to simply close the supply tap because of this. Now the machine hums, but does not pump. Or the water supply is bad.
Complete absence of supply can be due to an unopened faucet in connection with its failure. In this case, to check it, you need to shut off this unit, unscrew the supply hose from the machine. After lowering it into a basin or bathtub, open the faucet. If water will run slowly or will not run at all. the tap must be replaced. After that, the water pressure is checked again.
If when you turn on the valve worked, you hear a sound of gurgling, but the water for a long time is not getting into the washing machine, the tap is still replaced.
This is the least expensive variant of the problem. The faucet may be broken or jammed, but it must be replaced for a new one in case of any problem.
The water inlet hose or filter is clogged
Water may not come in through the following trivial reason. clogged or clogged filter of inlet hose at the beginning or end. Washing it out is sufficient.
Compressor output filter may be clogged. Then the machine does not pump water before start-up and no water comes in.
The hatch does not lock when closing
The lack of locking of the hatch can also impair the operation of the machine. The latch does not close with a distinctive click. As a rule, the malfunctioning of the lock is due to mechanical defects. Sometimes the source of the problem is a missing signal from the board to the lock. The locking mechanism slams shut, but there is no click. An error code appears on the display.
The malfunction is detected by test closing, without laundry. Sometimes the door will not close because it is tilted or because the machine is installed incorrectly.
Additional malfunctions in the lock may be due to:
- of things caught in it, jamming the operation of the system;
- The lock doesn’t engage in the groove;
- The lock is not latched by the latch reed;
- plastic or rubber gasket peeling off.
Every time there is a malfunction, the control unit does not receive a signal that the system is working properly.
Water valve breakage
Faulty valves may not allow water to enter the water supply. If you don’t hear the valve sound, it means there is no supply.
An indication of breakage is water entering the tank when the machine is turned off or not entering when washing mode is turned on. Valve clicks easily audible when turned on. If you don’t hear it. it is the cause.
Additional signs of valve failure are powder residue in the tray, a puddle of water when the unit is not in use.
Washing machines control the water level in the tank by measuring the pressure. The pressostat relay is usually an exceptionally reliable unit. But as the machine ages, the number of breakdowns increases, which can cause problems with drum rotation, flooding the room.
There are different names for this node: level switch, pressure sensor, level sensor. But it’s all a pressostat.
- the washing can take place both with an empty tank and with an overfilled one, i.e. the level is not taken into account;
- Water supply and drain cycles are repeated many times during spinning;
- after spinning, the water remains in the tank;
- There is still water after the wash;
In all these cases you need diagnostics and repair. Causes can be clogging of the high pressure tank, lack of tightness of gates, hoses, relay malfunction with burned contacts.
The main cause of malfunction of the unit is excess dirt, undissolved powder, conditioner, rinse aid.
Circuit board malfunction
The more complex the appliance, the more breakdowns it has. The appropriate washing modes are selected by the software module. If it fails, then the liquid is not supplied at all or sets the wrong parameters for water duration and temperature.
Sometimes the test mode comes to the rescue. But in most cases they try to reset the parameters of the current washing by de-energizing.
Sometimes the machine simply does not start. The main cause may be in the wiring of both the supply cord and inside the machine. If a short circuit, the machine can stop washing or even blow out the circuit breaker.
Samsung Washer. Water Inlet Valve issues. Diagnostic & Repai
If the unit is new and just turned on, the problem may be the use of poor quality protection, or improper use of RCDs. If the automatic device is faulty, then the reason we are looking for in the wiring of the machine first visually, then. the method of circuit testing. The problem area usually smells burnt, with blackened, sooty wires, plastic.
- Faulty socket. First inspect visually. Then turn on any electrical appliance with a power of about 2 kW. If it works. the problem is not in the socket. If the RCD knocks out again. should check the entire network in the house.
- If the socket is working, continue diagnosing, starting from the mains wire. If examination did not yield anything. use a tester to test all the wires.
- Malfunctioning mains filter. It fails due to frequent power surges. Significant signs of malfunction. melted contacts. Checking by dialling. If it malfunctions, it needs to be replaced.
The power cord of the Indesit washing machines already includes a surge protector. Then change the cord and FPS at once.