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Water Does Not Enter My Washing Machine During “Fill” Period, But Machine Agitates In “Wash.”

Trouble: Water does not enter tub during “Fill” period, but machine agitates in “wash.”

Explanation: this condition is often brought about by either an oversight or improper use of the clothes washer.

1. Check to make sure that the water supply valves are open at the faucet.

2. Advance the timer control knob to “spin dry.” Allow the machine to do this period intended for evaperation so that any water left inside the machine from previous use could be completely discharged.

Special note: in the constructing of modern automatic clothes washer, the exact quantity (fill level) of water required by the machine is actually automatically regulated by a device called the “fill level control.” This device in the washer is capable of sensing the pressure due to the weight of the water in the washer tub. This pressure results are then acted upon by the water fill control being an elecltrical switch either to allow water to enter the washer when called for or to shut if off when it's not required. If the clothes washer is stopped manually during the final “spin dry” period and before all of the water have been completely discharged from the machine (this may be tried by the user when “permanent press” and “drip dry” clothing are removed to be hung while still wet), a decent quantity of water may be left In the tub to halt the water fill control from allowing additional water to enter the tub when a new wash load is started. It is important, therefore, to allow the washer to complete the entire cycle to avoid this problem.

3. After all water has been cleared out of your machine, return back the timer control knob towards the “fill”

Problem: water does not enter tub; washer don't agitate or spin.

Explanation: all of the indications the clothes washer appears to be to be completely “dead.” This can be caused often by simply forgetting to turn on the water supply or by electricity failing to reach the clothes appliance.

Tools and materials needed:

(a) A lamp (tabletop or other portable type)

(b) (b) a 3- prong male plug ( good quality metal clad type available at any electrical hardware store)

(c) A new electrical fuse ( style and dimension depends upon fuse getting replaced)


1. Check the water supply valves at the faucets to make sure these are open

2. Test the electric outlet where the machine will be connected to see if electric current is present. This is done by disconnecting the washer line cord plug out of your electric outlet and plugging a lamp or other electrical device known to be good in its place.

3. If the test lamp lights, the electric outlet is good and a check should be made on the washing machines that have “overload” or “unbalance” safety switches to see that the switch button is depressed to restore appliance operation.

Note: not all automatic washers are equipped with “overload” or “unbalance” protection switches that can be reset manually by the user. Review the “user’s education booklet” which has been furnished with the machine from the manufacturer to determine whether or not your washer has been so equipped.

4. If the washer does not contain a manual reset button, a careful check should be made regarding the washing machine line cord plug.

5. Examine the line cord plug for loose prongs and frayed, broken, or burnt wires if the plug proves defective or even if its condition is dubious, replace your current plug with a new one.

6. If the test lamp does not light when plugged into the washing machine wall outlet, the outlet is dead and a check of the house fuses or circuit breakers (whichever getting used) will probably reveal that if fuse is now blown or that a circuit breaker has been tripped, as the situation may be.

7. Caution: do not attach the washing machine plug to your wall outlet until the fuse has been replaced.

8. After replacing the fuse, start and operate the washer with the routine manner for washing clothes. If the fuse blows ( or circuit breaker trips ) again, it indicates that a serious defect exist in the appliance one which will require further testing by  Washing Machine Repair Dallas Tx. or Washing Machine Repair Richardson Tx, do not attempt to use the washer until it has been properly tested and repaired.
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