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Washer Not Filling With Water? Here's Why

Are you weary about your washing machine? If your washer is not filling with water, there’s likely something wrong with one of its parts. Let’s get to the bottom of it!

Why Is My Washer Not Filling With Water?

Your washer consists of several parts that work together to keep your clothes fresh and clean. When your washer won’t fill with water, you may have a bent washer hose, faulty water inlet valves, or a water level pressure switch that’s not working. Consider the following issues to troubleshoot your washer and get your laundry cycle 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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