Washer Has No Hot or Cold Water

Washer Has No Hot or Cold WaterA washer that is not filling with the correct water temperature of water or even no water at all, could be due to a defective part on the washer. However, it could also be due to a problem with the home’s water pressure. Here’s how to troubleshoot.

Fill Hose washer ends with washer screen

Check the Washer’s Water Inlet Fill Hoses

Over time, tiny screens on the ends of the hoses that supply water to the washer can get clogged with sediment and minerals from the water supply. The hoses can also become kinked and if made of rubber can corrode or bubble. Inspect the hoses for any defects and replace if leaking, bubbling or corroded.

Washer fill hose screens

Disconnect the hoses from the back of the washer and place the hoses in a sink or a bucket. Turn on the water to see what sort of water flow you get from the hoses. Check the Continue reading

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Don’t Add Extra Water to Your HE Washing Machine

bucket of waterAdding water to a High Efficiency washing machine is a mistake too many people are making that leads to dirtier laundry and wasted water. That’s because HE washing machines are designed to clean using less water and adding additional water prevents the washer from working properly.

By adding water using a bucket or hose, the items inside the tub cannot properly rub up against each other or against parts inside the tub. It’s this friction and mechanical cleaning action that gets dirt and stains out of items. The extra water also Continue reading