Washing machines not filling with water is one of the most common faults we hear from customers who contact us looking for a washing machine repair.
There are various reasons why this fault may be happening and in this article, we will look at some of these and what you can do yourself at home to fix it.
The very first thing to do is check your water supply is turned on. This is usually located under your kitchen sink. If the supply is turned on, then check the inlet hose carefully to ensure that there are no kinks which could be restricting or preventing the water supply from reaching your machine.
These switches control the amount of water going into the machine to prevent over-filling.
Sometimes faulty switches can be the cause of a washing machine not filling with water and they will need to be checked. This is something that should be done by a qualified washing machine engineer as it involves opening up the appliance.
This is a very simple fault to diagnose.
Check the filters to ensure that they’re not clogged up, if they are then you can clean them as needed. Most appliances are designed to be accessible for the user to maintain the filters on a regular basis. If the filter has deteriorated, then it will need to be replaced with a new one.
Another reason for a washing machine not filling with water is a blocked pressure chamber. This can result in air becoming trapped which causes the pressure switch to stay on. You can check this by seeing if the machine will spin even with no water.
If you can see the water going into the machine, but at a slower pace than usual, then the machine is fine, and the problem lies with your water supply. For this you will need to source the help of a plumber.
As you’ve probably worked out by now there is more than one reason why a washing machine will not fill with water. If your washing machine is suffering from this problem and you’ve not been able to repair it yourself, you can contact us for a washing machine repair – we’d love to help!