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How full should the tub of a washing machine be?

How full should the tub of a washing machine be?

Even a large load of laundry should not fill the washer tub more than three-quarters full. For a front-load washing machine, pile clothes up high, but don’t cram them past the last row of holes at the front (the row closest to the door). For a conventional top-loader, don’t load clothes above the agitator.

What to do if your washing machine is not filling up with water?

If water flows then you know the hoses and valves are not clogged or defective. (This procedure will verify water flow to the washer and you can rule out a problem with the hoses or valves located on the wall) While you have the water hoses disconnected, look into the hose connections on the back of the washer.

What does it mean when washer fills but then stops?

However, if the washer fills but then stops, there is something wrong with the washing machine that might be something you can find and fix before calling in a professional technician. Before assuming that something serious is wrong with the washing machine, there are a few basic operational steps that should be investigated.

How long does it take for my washer to fill the basket?

For instance, see what cycle was selected, as some cycles like “Soak” will simply fill the basket but won’t progress until the cycle time is finished, which may take between 15 and 30 minutes. You can cancel the cycle at any time by pressing or selecting “Pause” or “Cancel” and selecting a new cycle.

Why is the tub seal on my washing machine leaking?

The tub seal on a washing machine is used to keep water from leaking where the transmission shaft or basket shaft enter the tub. Defective seals often start out as a small water leak but can eventually cause a failure of the main tub bearing.

How does a washing machine fill with water?

Washing machines are connected to the household water supply by fill hoses. These hoses are typically 4-5 feet in length and often will have a plastic or wire mesh screen inserted into the end of the hose that attaches to the faucet. The screen prevents sediment from entering the water inlet valve,…

What to do if your washer won’t fill with water?

On washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump area below the tub. If the switch is defective, it may not supply power to the water inlet valve. Unplug your washing machine.

Can a load of sheets be put in a washing machine?

However, there’s no rule that says you can only use that setting when sheets are in the wash tub. That means you can ‘trick’ the water level switch to consider your load as bulky and deliver higher water levels for washing. Now this method might not raise the water level nearly as high enough as should be.

What can I put in my washing machine to raise the water level?

Put your detergent in the detergent drawer and fabric softener, if desired. To increase the water level, most of these HE machines have a deep fill setting that allows higher water levels than normal. If this is not sufficient, then consider using the bulky/sheets setting on the control panel.