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Offline Adammac

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Whirlpool wont fill
« on: December 05, 2010, 04:26:34 PM »
Hi all,

To start with, my washer wouldn't spin...I now know its the control board and I thank this site for the help and info on that topic.
My Mr. Fix-it-father-in-law removed the motor thinking that was the problem and after reinstalling it and hooking up the hoses, the washer would no longer fill when we tried to start it. The water valves are both on and the machine humms like it did before.

Adam

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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 05:45:12 PM »
Go back and check all yer connections. Somethang might have got yanked loose in the fray.
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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 09:45:21 AM »
Thanks I'll try as soon as I can and let you know. Another site said it may be my timer, could that be the case?

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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 04:50:36 PM »
If you have a timer: Consider the timer as the LAST thing you should replace. True it might be bad but most times they are not.Get all your ducks in a row before blowing big money on a timer.
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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 09:42:04 AM »
Alright JW, I've went back and made sure everything was connected and it all looks good. The machine fires up and the motor starts to spin but there's still no water coming out. I've double checked the valves and they are both turned on. The control board and wax motor were just replaced but the water quit coming out before that.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 09:50:13 AM »
If it was me I would get out my volt/ohm meter and check to see if I had voltage to the water valve. If I did have voltage to the valve and the valve did not work then it would be time to replace the valve.

If I did not have voltage to the valve I would trace it back to see were the problem was.

Here is the service manual for your washer.

16010061 Maytag Neptune Front Load Washer Service Manual
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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 10:41:21 AM »
I have downloded the service manual but I'm un-clear as to where I'm to check for voltage/ohm's. Do I do this at the control board harness or the water valve directly?

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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 10:42:54 AM »
You want to know if there is voltage getting to the water valve so you would check for voltage at the water valve.
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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 11:35:04 AM »
AJ,

Do I test for voltage at the 1 - 5 that i scribbled on the attached photo?

Adam

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Re: Whirlpool wont fill
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 04:04:45 PM »
What I would do is use a suicide cord. Connect my clips to each solenoid one at the time with the water supply connected connect and briefly energize each coil to see if water shoots out. Because simply ohming out each solenoid verifys they are fine but don't verify if junk is in the mechanical workings of the water valve.
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