If you’ve ever found yourself thinking about the reason why your Electrolux washing machine is draining and filling simultaneously, you’re not alone. This is a frequent issue and can be caused by a variety of things. We’ll be discussing the most frequent causes, as well as providing step-by step instructions on fixing the Electrolux washer that has both drains and fills at the same time.
This guide is for anyone, whether an experienced DIYer or amateur. It will show you how to get your Electrolux washer back in good condition, no matter at what level you’re in at. Water Inlet Valve :The water inlet valve on your Electrolux washing machine is used to provide the tub with cold, warm or hot water to run the wash and rinse cycles. The electric solenoids control the valve. They are controlled by the electronic control board along with the timer and water level control/water selector switch as well as the pressure switch.
If your Electrolux washer continues to fill in the course of draining the water inlet valve may be at fault. To determine if the valve is defective, unplug the washer when the symptom occurs. The valve that opens the inlet could be malfunctioning if the washer fills continually. If the Electrolux washer does not fill it may be related to the circuit of electricity that controls the valve. What you can do to check the water inlet valve inside the Electrolux washing machine using a multi-meter:
- Before starting, you must disconnect the power and water source to the Electrolux washer.
- The valve must be removed in order to test it; it is located behind the connections of the hose. To remove the valve, you will need to disassemble your washer’s cabinet.
- There are screens inside the valve that have become blocked by dirt and other debris. Make sure you clean up any debris you see, but be sure to use cautiously as these screens cannot be purchased separately from the valve and in the event that they become damaged, you will need to replace the whole valve. Also, you should inspect the outside of the valve for wear, damage, or cracking.
- The manual for your owner will provide you the resistance readings for valves that are functional. They are different between Electrolux washer models. Once you have the desired reading, turn your multimeter to Rx1 to touch the terminals of the valve’s terminals.
- If the test shows the valve is not in continuity, then you’ll require an Electrolux replacement water inlet valve.
The water level switch, also known as a pressure switch and air dome tube
The water level switch, which is activated by the pressure of water, is used to set the level of water within the tub. The control panel is likely to include this component. It may also include an air dome tube, or hose which connects to the tub. The switch can be located below the tub in Electrolux washers with an electronic control. As the water gets filled in the tub, it will expand the air in the tube and push it against an internal diaphragm within the switch.
The valve for water inlet will be controlled by the switch and the valve will shut off when the water level is in order. What is the best way to check the water level switch in an Electrolux washing machine:
- Before you begin working with electrical components, be sure to disconnect your appliance.
- Begin by opening the Electrolux washer’s cabinet and taking the air dome out. Set the hose in the water then seal one end and blow into the second. If any bubbles rise to the surface, then you require a new air dome hose.
- Check the switch and hose to see if there is fraying, cracking or wear.
- If you suspect that the switch is damaged it is time to get an Electrolux replacement water switch.
In the end, an Electrolux washer that fills and drains simultaneously could be a hassle to deal with however, with the proper expertise and the right tools, it’s a fixable issue. By troubleshooting the most common causes of this problem like a blocked drain hose, an inoperable water inlet valve, or an inoperable pressure switch, you can solve the issue and get your Electrolux washer back to working in no time. To learn more, make sure you refer to the Electrolux washer’s owner’s manual. Also, disconnect your appliance before beginning any repairs. You can have your Electrolux washer in tip-top shape with a little patience and know-how.