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If you’re finding that your washing machine is holding water when it isn’t being used, you could be looking at a number of potential reasons.
Fortunately, you can resolve this issue without needing to call a repairman by following some practical steps.
Many times, a faulty water inlet valve or improper positioning of your drain hose can result in your washing machine to have standing water in the drum, even if you are not using it.
If Water Inlet Valve Failed:
It May Sipping Water Through the Valve
What is it: Your washing machine’s water inlet valve is a part that connects two hoses to the washing machine.
It is responsible for controlling the flow of hot and cold water. A faulty valve can result in the washer filling up by itself, even when not in use.
You can also try testing the valve to help you better determine why it failed in the first place. Replacing a faulty valve is a simple enough task.
However, it needs to be done using parts and methods that are specific to the model of your washing machine.
Why it fails: The water inlet valve comes equipped with two threaded ports. These are connected to both hot and cold water hoses located at the back of your washing machine.
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Each of these ports is controlled by a solenoid valve. This solenoid valve serves to send electrical power that opens and closes the water flow (hot and cold).
Each solenoid valve has a spring that pushes solenoid down to close the valve when the valve not getting power.
Over time these solenoid springs become weak or worn out and don’t have enough power to keep the valve closed.
How To Fix: disconnect your washing machine from its power supply, as well as its hoses before you start to check the water inlet valve.
Make sure that the washing machine is turned off and that it is unplugged from the power outlet.
Next, turn off both the cold and hot water valves that are connected to the supply hoses. It’s a good idea to place a bucket on the floor so that it will catch any dripping water.
Then, unscrew the supply hoses from the washing machine. You can use a pair of pliers to loosen any stubborn connections.
Place the loose ends of the hoses into the water bucket so that the water drains from the hose.
Valve Is jammed in ON Position Due to Calcium Deposits
What is it: The water inlet valve is stuck in the ON position and won’t turn off.
Why it fails: Over time, the water inlet valve can accumulate calcium deposits, causing the valve to get stuck.
How To Fix: Disconnect the washer from the power source and remove top or back cover to reach water inlet valves.
Then, turn water cold and how taps OFF and start disconnecting water hoses from the washer.
Release clamps from the black hoses, attached to the solenoid valves and remove the valve. Replace with a new one.
Drain Hose Located Very High
Water Backing up From Standpipe
What is it: The standpipe connects your washing machine’s drain pipe to your home’s waste stack.
It is responsible for delivering wastewater from the washing machine to the waste stack in a clean and efficient manner.
Why it fails: When the standpipe is installed too high, it can cause backflow to occur.
Når dette skjer, dumper avløpsvannet fra vaskemaskinen tilbake på gulvet i vaskerommet ditt, noe som resulterer i oversvømmelser som kan skade både hjemmet og vaskemaskinen.
Slik fikser du: I henhold til rørleggerarbeidskodene bør du ikke installere standrøret ditt høyere enn 30 tommer over fellen.
Når det er sagt, bør du også sørge for at standrøret er minst 18 tommer fra fellen.
Alt utenfor disse målingene vil sannsynligvis føre til tilbakestrømning eller føre til at vaskemaskinen din ikke tømmes riktig.
Dette kan føre til skade på vaskemaskinen, hjemmet eller begge deler. Det er avgjørende at du overholder disse målene, slik at du kan unngå potensielle problemer med rørleggerarbeid eller vaskemaskin.
Hvis standrøret ditt er for høyt, ta de riktige målene og replasser standrøret slik at det er innenfor de nødvendige retningslinjene.
Du kan unngå mye bryderi ved å følge VVS-koder nøye. Hvis du ikke er sikker på noe, bør du sjekke med en lisensiert profesjonell før du prøver å gjøre det selv.
Dette kan potensielt spare deg for mye trøbbel og mye penger på veien. Du kan også se frem til at vaskemaskinen din fungerer som den skal og gir deg mange års service.