Whirlpool Calypso Washer Not Filling With Water

Whirlpool Calypso Washer Not Filling With Water

This water inlet valve is used on some Whirlpool washers. The water valve controls and monitors the flow of water into the washer. It is used to supply cold, warm or hot water to the washer’s tub.

 

If you have noticed that your washing machine takes longer than usual to fill with water, your washer does not have cold water, hot water or very little to no water, maybe you even hear a humming or buzzing sound coming from the washer console, then these are all symptoms of a bad water inlet valve, but not always.

 

Always unplug the washer and turn off both hot and cold water valves from the household water supply before removing the supply hoses.

 

Before replacing the inlet valve or other washer parts you can check these items first.  You will need to turn off the water supply to the washer.  You will also need to check the filter screens in the water valve inlet ports as well as the filter screens in both of the water supply hoses, if any are present.  It could be they are full of sediment or calcium deposits from hard water, preventing the water flow.

 

If this easy washing machine repair tip did not solve your washer, little to no water issue, then you will need to delve a little deeper and do some trouble shooting which will require a multi-meter or voltage tester.  This will need to be performed by a person qualified to do this testing.

Whirlpool Calypso Washer Water Inlet Valve

Whirlpool Duet Washer Not Filling With Water

Whirlpool Duet Washer Not Filling With Water

The water inlet valve is located on the back panel of your front load Whirlpool Duet clothes washer.  It is used to supply water to the clothes washer’s tub for the wash and rinse cycles.

 

If you have noticed that your Whirlpool Duet washer is taking longer than usual to fill with water, or the washer does not have cold water, hot water, very little water or maybe you even hear a buzzing or humming noise coming from the back of the clothes washer console, then these are all symptoms of a bad water inlet valve, but this is not always the case.

Always unplug the washer and turn off both hot and cold water valves from the household water supply before removing the supply hoses that are connected to the water inlet valve.

 

Before replacing the inlet fill valve or other parts on your Whirlpool Duet washer you should check these items first.  You will need to turn off the water supply to the washer.  You will also need to check the filter screens in the water valve inlet ports as well as the filter screens in both of the water supply hoses, if any are present.  It could be they are full of sediment or calcium deposits from hard water, preventing the water flow.

Whirlpool Duet Washer Water Inlet Valve Clogged Filter Screens

If this washer repair advice did not solve your washer, little to no water issue, then you will need to delve a little deeper and do some trouble shooting which will require a voltage tester or multimeter.  This will need to be performed by a person qualified to do this testing.

Whirlpool Duet Inlet Water Valve WP8181694

 

 

 

 

 

 

GE Washer Won’t Fill With Water

GE Washer Won’t Fill With Water

The water inlet valve is most always found on the back panel of your clothes washer.  It is used to supply cold, warm or hot water to the clothes washer’s tub.

If you have noticed that your GE washer takes longer than usual to fill with water, your washer does not have cold water, hot water or very little to no water, maybe you even hear a buzzing or humming sound coming from behind the clothes washer console, then these are all symptoms of a bad water inlet valve, but not always.

Water Inlet Valve

Before replacing the inlet fill valve or other parts on your GE washer you should check these items first.  You will need to turn off the water supply to the washer.  You will also need to check the filter screens in the water valve inlet ports as well as the filter screens in both of the water supply hoses, if any are present.  It could be they are full of sediment or calcium deposits from hard water, preventing the water flow.

Always unplug the washer and turn off both hot and cold water valves from the household water supply before removing the supply hoses.

If this easy GE washer repair help did not solve your washer, little to no water issue, then you will need to delve a little deeper and do some trouble shooting which will require a multimeter or voltage tester.  This will need to be performed by a person qualified to do this testing.

My GE Refrigerator Is Leaking Water

My GE Refrigerator Is Leaking Water

If your GE refrigerator is leaking water on the kitchen floor, finding the source of the leak takes some investigation but it is relatively simple to do.

Ice Maker

The water line connections to the ice maker can sometimes come loose or the seals can crack from age.  The plastic hoses can crack, tear or get kinked which would cause pressure at the connection and cause a leak.  The water line going to the ice maker is normally on the back, outside of the refrigerator.  Check this line and its connections for any signs of moisture.  If the ice maker supply line is the problem there will normally be water running or dripping down the line onto the floor.  You should tighten all of the connections or replace the water line.

Defrost Drain

A very common problem is that the defrost drain could be blocked.  The drain has a small opening that is easily clogged by food particles or ice.  During the defrost cycle, water could build up and not be able to drain into the pan.  The water would then leak out onto the floor.  You can clear the drain by pouring hot water over it and using a stiff wire to remove the blockage, if there is any.

Drain Pan

Normally the drain pan is not the problem but it can develop a crack and that would allow water to leak.  Only a small amount of water usually accumulates in the drain pan and not enough to overflow.  This water evaporates, with help from the condenser fan, which blows warm air across the surface of the pan.  Do a thorough examination of the drain pan looking for any damage or cracks. If the pan is damaged, replace it.

 

Water Filter

Refrigerator Water Filter Cartridge

If your refrigerator has a filtering system the connection between the water filter and the water supply can cause a leak.  The filter may have been installed incorrectly, wrong size or wrong model for the refrigerator.  It’s also possible that it may be very old and the housing or seals are cracked, therefore allowing  water to escape.  Remove and replace the filter if you see water running down the outside of the filter and into the interior of the refrigerator.  Make certain the filter is the one specifically for your model.

                                  

 

Dishwasher Not Getting Dishes Clean

Dishwasher Not Getting Dishes Clean

If, after your dishwasher is through cycling, you open the door and find your dishes are not clean, it could be that you just didn’t clean off the cooked on food enough or you may have placed dishes, glasses and cook wear in the dishwasher rack incorrectly.  If you did everything right then you probably will need to troubleshoot some of the other causes.

 

A dishwasher has a water inlet valve that regulates the flow of water into your dishwasher.  Too much water will cause the water to run out of the dishwasher tub and too little water will leave your dishes dirty.  You can check the water inlet valve by allowing water to run into the tub.  The water level should be just below the float.  Let your dishwasher run for a few minutes into the cycle and check the water level again.  If you see there is less water in the tub, then the inlet valve may be letting water drain before dishes are clean.  Should this be the problem, you can replace the water valve or call a reputable appliance repair person.

If the water inlet valve was not the problem it could possibly be the dishwasher drain valve has failed.  When the drain valve fails it causes the used, dirty water to recycle over your dishes, yuk.  Not all dishwashers have drain valves.  Check yours by unplugging the dishwasher or turn off the power at your breaker box.  The panel below the dishwasher door needs to be opened and you can then see the motor, pump and drains.

Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve

If there are two or three wires coming from the motor then you know your dishwasher has a drain valve.  If there is no drain valve present then your dishwasher reverses the main motor to empty the dirty water from the tub.  Locate the drain valve close to the water hose underneath the tub.  To determine that the drain valve is operating correctly simply push on the drain’s gate arm.  While doing this, if you notice one of the springs on the gate arm looks asthough it is not operating correctly, replace it.

You can test the wires on the solenoid with a multi-tester.  Disconnect the solenoid wires and using the multi-tester determine that it reads 40 OHMS.  If any other reading shows then the drain valves solenoid should be replaced because it is defective.

Dishwashers have spray arms and some have a tower in the middle of the tub which pops up to dispense water.  Either of these, if not operating correctly, can cause your dishes to remain dirty.  There are small holes in the washer arms that can clog with particles of food.  If you have hard water, lime scale can also clog up the holes.  Clean out the holes and make certain the arms turn freely.  If your dishwasher has a tower make certain it is not blocked by your

Dishwasher Spray Arm

dishes when loading your dishwasher, it needs to be able to pop up and spray water freely.

You should also check the soap dispenser to determine that nothing is blocking it from opening during the wash cycle.  There is a timer motor that opens the dispenser door and that could be bad.  If the door doesn’t open after going through several cycles then it’s time to replace the timer motor and its solenoid.  A rinse aid dispenser solenoid may also have to be replaced at the same time.

Some of the general repair tips presented above may also apply for,
Maytag, GE, Frigidaire, Bosch or Kenmore dishwasher repairs, as well as many other makes and models of dishwashers.

You may prefer to call a qualified appliance repair person to do this work.

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