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Why the washing machine does not pick up the air conditioner

Why the washing machine does not pick up the air conditionerIt’s easy to notice that the washing machine doesn’t take the fabric softener out of the tray compartment - the washed items will be free from odors and the dispenser will be left untouched. Such a situation is fraught not only with the lack of aromatization and electrified laundry, but also with a serious aggravation of the problem until the machine stops completely. Before you diagnose the washer and call the service, you should independently evaluate the extent of the breakdown. Our detailed instructions will help in troubleshooting.

Probable causes of this failure

It is impossible to neglect the conditioner remaining in the tray. At first glance, an elementary breakdown that does not interfere with a full wash can signal serious problems in the machine or eventually turn into a serious malfunction. In any case, it is necessary to check all possible sources of what happened, ranging from the "easy" and ending with the most time-consuming malfunctions. The most probable and easily eliminating reasons we list in the first place.

  1. Weak pressure of water. Most often, the air conditioner does not leave in the washing machine due to insufficient water pressure during the intake. In this case, the washing machine at the very beginning of the washing fills up for a long time, emitting an uncharacteristic rustle. It is likely that the supply tap is half open or there are problems with the pressure in the entire water supply. The latter is easy to verify: open the water in another place and evaluate the jet. If the matter is a weak water supply, then you will have to contact the utilities.dirty clogged tray prevents the machine from picking up air conditioning
  2. Wrong choice of department. For the air conditioner, a special tray compartment is provided, marked with a schematic image of a flower. Often by mistake, the product is poured into the powder compartment, which is used only for prewash. We study the instructions for your typewriter and compare the cuvette.
  3. Clogged dispenser. The rest of the air conditioner can dry out, stick together and eventually block access to the compartment. The problem of regular cleaning of flushing channels is solved. It is recommended to repeat the procedure at least once every two months.
  4. Excessive use of the product. Smart modern models of washing machines are able to control the amount of air conditioning being taken, and the remaining gel in the tray clearly indicates excessive filling of the cuvette.

Excess leads to clogging of the flush channel, so carefully measure the dose for each wash.

  1. Poor air conditioning. We pay attention to the quality and shelf life of the used rinse aid. An expired and low grade product is undesirable not only because of an ineffective and dangerous composition, but also because of unacceptable viscosity. It becomes too thick and sticky, which makes it difficult to rinse it into the drum. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the state of the gel before pouring into the tray and, if necessary, replace it or choose a better brand.

If there is no problem with the pressure, shelf life and amount of rinse aid, and the tray has been thoroughly cleaned recently, then we are looking for the problem further. Possible sources of failure are inlet valve malfunctions. To more specifically understand what’s the matter, you will have to carefully consider the amount of funds left and evaluate other factors and signs.

Pay attention to the symptoms of the problem.

When problems with water pressure and accidental errors are eliminated, there are only three options for further action: cleaning the intake valve filter, partially repairing it, or completely replacing it. Which of the following lies ahead - the machine itself will tell. It is only necessary to pay attention to the following symptoms:

  • The conditioner and powder are washed partially, while starting the cycle, the machine fills the tank for a long time. The reason is the clogged filter mesh of the intake valve due to poor-quality, old water pipes and too hard water.
  • The rinse aid does not wash off at all, and the machine cannot fill in the required water level, displays a corresponding error on the display and does not start the wash. The set is blocked by a completely clogged filter or a broken valve.
  • All detergents remain intact, water is quickly collected in the tank, and the machine starts the cycle. Everything is more complicated here - the mechanism, singing water in the tray, has broken. For the “pick-up" of the air conditioner, the nozzle is responsible, turning with a special cable on the spring. If the cable breaks or is jammed due to prolonged use, the jet enters another compartment or completely passes by.

Any of these problems requires an immediate response. We outlined the solution above. Have to clean the filter, change the inlet or repair the mechanism for supplying water to the dispensary. Detailed instructions for each case are given below.

Clean the intake valve filter

The most common reason rinse aid is not washed is a clogged valve filter. To restore balance, it is necessary to carefully clear it of a layer of scale. Everyone can do this, most importantly, adhere to a special algorithm.

  1. Disconnect the machine from the mains and water supply.
  2. We disconnect the inlet hose from the body with our hands, pliers or pliers.

There is always water remaining in the inlet hose, so prepare rags or a container to collect it.

  1. We find a plastic filter mesh, hold it with a tool and pull it forward.need to clean the intake valve filter
  2. We rinse under a strong stream from the tap. If there is too much scale, you will have to soak the part for 30-60 minutes in a solution of citric acid and warm water in a ratio of 1 tsp. for 1 glass. Water temperature plays an important role: boiling water is able to permanently ruin the plastic, and cold water will not provide the full effect of citric acid.

As soon as the net has become clean again, we return it to its place, and then we fasten the inlet hose. After all the manipulations, you must make sure that the water at the junction does not leak. Next, we test: we connect the machine to the network and the water supply, turn on any program, open the tray and see if water gets into the tray.

Valve replacement

intake valve replacement requiredIf the valve fails, then you can not do without its replacement. Doing it yourself is not difficult, albeit troublesome. First, you need to purchase a similar copy, guided by the serial number of the washing machine, and then we proceed to dismantle and install. The instruction on what to do and in what sequence is as follows:

  1. We disconnect the machine from electricity and turn off the tap on the water supply.
  2. We find the valve, for which we unscrew the two screws holding the top cover and remove the panel. Sometimes you need to slide the cover away from you to release the latches. Owners of cars with vertical loading need to remove the corresponding side wall (we are guided by the place of connection of the inlet hose).

It is strongly recommended that the location of the valve and all suitable wires and fittings be marked with a marking or photograph to avoid assembly errors.

  1. We release the part from the wiring and nozzles. To do this, weaken the reusable clamps with pliers or cut off the disposable ones. Do not forget to purchase locking rings in advance.
  2. We disconnect the valve from the body, for which we expand the latches or unscrew the retaining screws.
  3. Carefully remove the part by slightly turning it clockwise.

Further, if necessary, we diagnose the condition of the cable and nozzle and repair the water supply mechanism or immediately install a new valve. Installation in any case is carried out in the reverse order: insert into the groove with rotation, connect the wires and hoses, fix with clamps and close the panel. It remains only to start any washing mode and check if the conditioner is being taken.


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