Oh no. . . It’s laundry day and you find your Whirlpool Cabrio washer not filling with water. Washing machines save us a lot of time so when it breaks down, it really throws a wrench in your day.
Before you resort to hand-washing your linens or driving to the laundromat, do some simple washing machine troubleshooting. The issue may not be as serious as you think, and you may be able to fix it yourself!
Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Not Filling with Water: Troubleshooting Guide
Luckily, diagnosing a washer not filling with enough water is easy. Follow this simple troubleshooting guide to get to the root of the problem fast:
Washer Won’t Fill Because Home Water Pressure Too Low
Before thinking your washer not filling up is due to a problem with the unit itself, check your home water pressure. A low water level can indicate insufficient pressure from the water supply. Consequently, you’ll have a washing machine not filling with enough water.
For your washer to fill sufficiently, the water inlet valve needs a pressure of at least 20 psi from the home water supply. To test the pressure, follow these simple steps:
- Turn off all water supply faucets.
- Attach a pressure gauge on the cold water supply faucet in your laundry room.
- Open the faucet all the way and take the measurement.
Washer Not Filling with Water Because Inlet Hoses & Screens Clogged
If you find your Whirlpool Cabrio washer not filling with water, the inlet hoses and screens may be at fault. The hoses connect the main water supply to your machine. Metal screens attached to both ends of the inlet hoses protect the water inlet valve from sediment and debris.
To inspect the screens for signs of clogging, turn off the main water supply. Then, detach the inlet hoses from both the washer and the faucet. Be careful of excess water in the hose. Clear the screens of any dirt or debris. If they are damaged, replace them.
Washing Machine Won’t Fill Because Water Inlet Valve Defective
Washing machines have a water inlet valve that allows both hot and cold water into the unit. If something goes wrong with the valve, you’ll find your washing machine not filling with enough water. If you’ve already checked your home water pressure and inlet hoses, the water inlet valve is most likely defective.
To confirm the inlet valve as the culprit, use a multimeter to test the part for continuity. No continuity indicates an issue with the valve. When the water inlet valve is the cause for a Whirlpool Cabrio washer not filling with water, it must be replaced.
If your troubleshooting leads you to need Whirlpool washer repair service, contact Tiger Mechanical today.