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Not Sure Why Your Washing Machine Fills Slowly? Here’s Why

Laundry day isn’t likely your favorite day of the week, especially if you’re noticing that your washing machine fills slowly. If that’s the case, there may be something wrong with one of your unit’s parts. Let’s speed things up by troubleshooting why your washing machine fills slowly.

Why Does My Washing Machine Fill Slowly?

Your washing machine has many parts that work together to keep your clothes fresh and clean. When your washing machine fills slowly, it may be due to a bent washer hose, faulty water inlet valves, low water pressure, among other things. Consider troubleshooting the following issues to get your laundry loads back on track!

Potential issues

  • low water pressure in washing machine
  • washer isn't filling with water
  • washer is filling too slowly

The water inlet valves are the entry points for the washer into the washer. The valves remain closed until a wash cycle is selected and afterwards, the washer sends a signal to the solenoid, opens up and allows the water through. The components can become faulty over time and if they fail, no water will be dispensed into the washer

  • washer isn't filling with water
  • washer is filling too slowly

The washer hoses are connected from the water supply valve to another inlet valve directly behind the washer. For the water to flow efficiently, the hoses have to remain straight. Sometimes the hoses can be bent when the washer is moved or repaired. Depending on the severity of the bend, it may slow or completely block water into the washer, which means that your washer may take longer to fill up, or may not fill up at all.


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