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Washer Not Filling With Water? Check For These Common Causes.

If you find your washer not filling with water, it can be a major inconvenience. You may not be able to do your laundry and you could even end up with a flooded washer. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common causes of this problem. We will also provide some tips on how to fix it. Hopefully, this information will help you get your washer up and running again in no time!

Causes of Your Washer Not Filling With Water

The Inlet Valve is Defective

One of the most common causes of a washer not filling with water is a defective inlet valve. This valve is responsible for letting water into your washing machine. If it is not working properly, water cannot flow into your washer.

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The Water Pressure is Too Low

For your washer to fill with water, there needs to be enough water pressure. If the water pressure is too low, your washer won’t fill. If the inlet valve is working, then try increasing the water pressure. This can be done by opening up the water valve all the way. Sometimes, this will increase the water pressure enough so that your washer can fill with water.

Something is Blocking the Inlet Valve

This is usually a piece of dirt or debris. If something is blocking the valve, it will not be able to open properly. As a result, water cannot flow into your washer. To fix this problem, you will need to clean out the inlet valve.

The Washer Hose is Kinked

This can happen if the washer is not installed properly. If the hose is kinked, it will prevent water from flowing into your washer. To fix this problem, you will need to straighten out the washer hose.

The Washer is Overloaded

This can happen if you try to wash too many clothes at once. If the washer is overloaded, it will result in your washer not filling with water. To fix this problem, you will need to remove some of the clothes from the washer.

Other Common Washer Issues

Washer Won’t Fill or Drain

If your washer won’t fill or drain, there are a few different causes. The most common one is a clogged hose. If your washer’s hose is clogged, it can prevent water from flowing into or out of your washer. As a result, your washer will not fill with water or it will not drain the water properly. Another common cause is a defective pump. If your washer’s pump is not working properly, it can also prevent water from flowing into or out of your washer. For more draining troubleshooting take a look at our post on why your washing machine isn’t draining.

Washer won’t fill with Hor or Cold Water

Only hot or cold water will enter the washer if one-half of the water valve assembly fails. Select a cold or heated temperature, and if neither works, the valve screen may be clogged. If the washer doesn’t fill with cold water but does fill with hot water, or vice versa, the inlet valve might be defective.

We hope that this post has resolved your issue with your washer not filling with water, or any other problem you might be having. If you have any further issues with your washer, please feel free to contact the washer repair team at A-Tech Appliance Parts & Service. We would be more than happy to help!

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