Top Load Washer Won't Fill With Water

If your washers not filling, here you will find troubleshooting help with some of the most common solutions to repair your broken top load washer with.

WARNING – If you are attempting to repair any household appliances yourself, be aware that you are working with potentially dangerous electrical currents that can cause serious bodily injury or death.  Always remove the electrical power source from the appliance before you ever begin working on it.  Be aware that appliances have extremely sharp edges and moving parts that can cause serious bodily injury or death.  Be aware that there are many other dangers and precautions involved in appliance repair besides those listed above.  We strongly suggest that you please read our DISCLAIMER before any further actions are taken or proceeding any further.  Always think safety first!  Note You must turn both the hot and cold water supply valves off at the wall that lead to the back of the washer before removing any hoses or hose clamps.

Troubleshoot Why A Top Load Washer Won’t Fill With Water With These 4 – Steps

Step-1. Incoming Electrical Power

Make sure that the clothes washer is plugged into the electrical wall outlet, if it is check for a tripped circuit breaker in your homes main circuit breaker box.  Check for the proper voltage at the wall outlet.

Step-2. Water Supply

Is the water supply to the washer turned on?  If you have just recently installed the clothes washer the water supply at the wall may not have been turned on.

Step-3. Water Inlet Valve

You will need to test the water inlet valve solenoids for continuity using either an analog multimeter or a digital meter.  If the test shows that both of the valve solenoids do have continuity, the valve should be good.  If one or both of the solenoids do not have continuity, the part is faulty and will need to be replaced with a new one.  Tip – If you do not have a test meter one can be purchased fairly cheap from one of the larger hardware stores, it is a real time saver when your troubleshooting the various electrical components on a washing machine.

Step-4. Strainer Screens

If your washer won’t fill with water, check the water inlet valve strainer screens for blockage Reminder – you must turn both the hot and cold water valves off at the wall that lead to the back of the washing machine before doing this.  Check the hose washer screens inside the ends of each hose if any are present, as well as the screens inside of the water inlet valve.  Clean the debris out with a small brush and water, if any debris is present.

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