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Washing Machine

The Home Wizard app calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Washing Machine, but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about washing machine water accumulating.

QUESTION FROM Jason

If I do not use my front load washer for a few days, a few cups of water will accumulate in the basin. How can I fix this problem?

Thank you.

ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD

Dear Jason:

If I understand your problem correctly, you are finding water accumulating in the basin of your washing machine after you have not been using it for a while. In other words, the problem is not that water does not drain properly after you have been running your washer, but rather the water is showing up when the washer has NOT been running, correct?

If this is the case, then it sounds like one or both of the solenoid valves that control water flow to your washer may be leaking a little bit (there is one solenoid valve for cold water, and one for the hot water supply).

Here is a webpage that describes how to test to see if your solenoid valves are operating properly:

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/washer/check/inletvalve.php

Hope this is helpful.
Home-Wizard.com

QUESTION FROM Lily

My old Wirlpool washer has water dripping into the tub when it is off. Water accumulates slowly. Other than that it runs well. What can I do to fix this problem?

ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD

Dear Lily:

If your washing machine has water dripping into the tub after the unit is shut off, then the likely problem is that one of your water solenoid valves is either going bad, or stuck open with a little sediment.

You can test this by turning off one of your manual valves where the hoses come from the wall, and then turning off the other valve. Depending on when the dripping water stops, this will determine which of your solenoid valves inside your machine are leaking. Or if the dripping water is hot, then the problem is with the hot water solenoid valve, and similarly, if the water is cold, then it is the cold water solenoid valve.

Then you can replace the appropriate solenoid valve.

Hope this is helpful.
Home-Wizard.com

QUESTION FROM Kim K

I have a top loading Amana washing machine. The problem is that water remains in the ouside drum after the spin cycle completes.It is not where you can see it, but if you shake the interior drum you can hear it slosh around. How do I fix this?

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