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My washing machine is only filling with water about 20%. sometimes clothes come out dry. I am not overfilling

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Check to make sure your drain hose is higher than the tank,if it's not it will drain while it's filling ,it's gets a suction going and won't stop, also make sure there are no kinks in the drain hose ,this too will create the same problem

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Would suggest blocked or faulty cold water solenoid

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SOURCE: Not draining

it will be the pump they have a small fan inside them they get weak and with the pressure of the water they stop spinning which doesnt push your the water through the motor fast enough to drain properly replace and you will see the difference

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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Suspecting the water level switch is the first step since this device controls starting operations. There is also a possiblity that the water level pressure hose has come off the tub. Make sure this plastic line is attached before replacing the level switch.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint Washing Machine Model # VBXR1060T4WB Filling Problem

problem could be the pressure stat which is a switch which detects water level or the pipe leading up to this switch or the air chamber the pipe goes to.
take top off. locate the pressure switch - has a small diameter pipe going to it. remove pipe and fit a similiar one. put on fill and pressurise this pipe by mouth and water fill should stop. if it doesn't, then switch is faulty.
if this is ok, examine carefully the small diameter pipe for splits and blockage. also check the air chamber for build up of gunge

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Washing Machine Keeps Filling with Water through Detergent dispen

This machine has a water valve that works on vaccuum from the tub. You will see a small clear hose that runs from the side of the tub up to this valve. This valve is adjustable to change the water level in the tub to desired setting on some machines, but if it goes bad, it will not shut off, thus overflowing the tub. Find this valve and replace it if adjustment does not work.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Tricity Bendix BIW 105W Washing Machine

on a bendix 105w if you set spin programme(15) the pump comes on for 10 seconds then nothing, the belt is ok. on other programmes it washes and rinses as normal, just wont spin. help!!!

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