The machine takes on water and does not wash

Problems with the belt

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Belt problems are common with belt-driven washing machines. Therefore, if you have such an assistant, it is better to start searching for a breakdown with this element, because this reason is one of the first, why the washing machine constantly takes on water and does not start washing.

Removing the wall is quite easy, to do this it is necessary to remove all the screws that hold it in place.

The belt, which has come off, should be carefully inspected. If there are any abrasions or minor cracks on it, they probably caused it to come off. In this case, it needs to be replaced. Put the belt back on as follows: put it on the pulley of the motor and rotate counterclockwise until it is completely in place.

After replacing the faulty belt, it is necessary to run a test cycle to ensure that you are doing the right thing and that the machine is operating correctly.

Frequent Ardo malfunctions

Ardo washing machine can stop with a full tank at any time. Such defect is encountered both at recently purchased models and at already working machines. Incorrect installation of the equipment, faulty operation conditions and natural wear and tear of the parts can lead to problems with starting the program. It all depends on the brand of washing machine, the situation and the existing “symptoms”.

Modern Ardo washing machines are capable of self-diagnosing a failure, thanks to the self-diagnostic system.

As a rule, braking before starting signals trouble in four places:

  • the drive belt;
  • electric motor;
  • drum;
  • control board.

It is practically impossible to determine at once where the malfunction has occurred. Only the self-diagnostic system, which automatically scans nodes and narrows the search field with an error code, can save you. Without this function, you have to act “blindly”. sequentially check every possible place of failure.

Inlet valve

When the automatic machine Kandi draws water very slowly, it is better to inspect the inlet filter-mesh, make sure that there is no blockage. Overlap the stop valve, disconnect the filler hose from the body and use pliers to remove the element. If it is clean, you will have to check the intake valve.

The solenoid valve on Candy front-loading washing machines is located under the top cover, in the area where the fill hose is connected. It is important to be cautious when diagnosing the element.

To check the inlet valve, connect the fill hose to it. Next, apply voltage to each coil of 220 volts. If it works, it will open and let water in, and it will close when the power fails. When performing the procedure, make sure that the liquid does not get on the wires under the current, otherwise it is easy to provoke a short circuit.

If the diagnosis reveals that the intake valve is out of order, it will have to be replaced. You should buy a similar part and install it in its former place.

What you can do yourself if it breaks

Troubleshooting on their own is recommended only for those who have sufficient experience and skills. Before you do anything, you will need to:

Important! If there are doubts that you will be able to make the repair yourself, it is better to contact a master.

Improper installation and connection of the washing machine

A common cause of failure is a low hose. It should be 50-70 cm above the point of drainage.

If this is not the case, you need to raise the hose and fix it in the form of a loop at this height, and then lower it to the drain. It is worth making sure that no water is leaking from the drain system during operation.

Clogged sewage system

If the fill has stopped due to the fact that a lot of sediment has accumulated on the walls of the water pipes, you need to buy a chemical for cleaning the pipes.

The preparation with acid or alkali should be poured into the drain, then add 0.5 liters of water, wait 10-15 minutes and flush the drain with water.

Unstable pressure in the water supply

If the machine is filled with water, but at the same time the pressure inside the plumbing is constantly changing, it will not be possible to fill the tank. Because of this, the washing machine draws water and immediately drains, turning off the program.

If the pressure is much higher than normal, the valve will not prohibit the entire inlet. Then the water will start to come in and drain at the same time. The solution is to find out what caused the pressure failure and restore it.

The hose is broken, the hose clamp is loose

The hose and joint are usually easily damaged: in this case the water starts to leak onto the floor. Damaged hose must be replaced; retighten the hose clamp that has come loose or replace it if it is defective.

Washer draws water but does not wash

The machine is turned on, the laundry is loaded, the washing program is started and even a little water has been added, but here’s the problem the washing process is over and the machine does not wash. It’s like it’s frozen! the drum does not spin and the machine does not react to anything.

  • Drum stops completely.
  • Heating element breakage.
  • The motor is broken.
  • Bearings are broken.
  • The belt is loose.
  • Control module malfunction.

Blockage of the drum

Drum could not rotate if a small foreign object got between the drum and the tank.

This is a mechanical failure and if you remove the interfering object, the problem will be solved.

Heating element breakage

Probably it is strange, but yes, the problems with the heating element affects the performance of the drum and the situation arises when the machine gets water, but does not wash.

The motor does not receive a command from the sensor to start working. In turn, the sensor can not register the desired temperature of heating.

It turns out that the motor can not turn on, and the drum, respectively, too. To check and inspect the heating element, you will need to remove the back cover of the machine or the front, depending on the model.

Heating element is on the bottom of the tank. To get it out, remove the wires and unscrew the nut in the middle of the heater. If you can see black spots on it, it is most likely punctured and needs to be replaced.

If there are no visible defects, it is necessary to diagnose with a tester. If working properly resistance should be from 20 to 40 ohms, otherwise less than 20. Be careful when replacing the heating element.

It is important that the sealing with the sealing rubber on the body of the heater is correct. If the part is a little higher than the right place, the drum will catch it.

Malfunction of a washing machine motor

Usually you only need to replace the brushes in the motor and not the whole part. To change the brushes have to remove the motor and all the sensors and the belt. Armed with a screwdriver to remove the terminal on the brush. To remove the brush, a plate is inserted into the hole, unbent, and pulled out.

The same action will help you get the other brush. Insert the new brush in the brush holder, press it with the spring and fasten it. All. Unless, of course, we’re talking about an asynchronous motor, where the brushes are not provided.

In these engines, mostly the starting capacitance of the capacitor is lost and it is not enough current to start, of course, it’s out of the question about the speed.

In this case, replace the capacitor. You have to rewind less often because the motor burns out. There are situations when the engine can not start because of overheating, and then the machine pours water and does not wash. Usually caused by running the drum several times in a row.

To solve the problem, just give the machine time to cool down.

Bearing breakage

It is difficult to reach the bearings, they are in the center of the washing machine tank. They make the drum rotate.

If the bearings have collapsed, the machine will notify you with a clear squeak and noise during operation, also tapping.

Untimely replacement threatens a more serious repair, since a broken bearing is able to break the belt and damage the drum.

The drive belt does not work

the washer draws water, but does not wash. you can safely start the diagnosis with the belt, unless, of course, the machine is direct drive.

A common cause of belt problems is regularly overloading the appliances with laundry. Constant stress on the drum axle loosens it and wears out the belt which can deform or even tear the part.

The belt can fly off when transporting the equipment. You will have to disassemble the washing machine and check the suspicions. The belt is installed behind the rear cover in front loading, in vertical loading behind the side cover. If the belt is fine and just fell off the pulley. it is not a problem. Otherwise you will need to replace the torn belt with a new one.

Dressing or replacement will require simple steps. Take it out of the machine and check if there are any defects. To put it on, first put it on the engine, then pull it up with one hand and put it on the pulley with the other. To fix the belt, turn the pulley counterclockwise and put it on.

Faulty control module

In this case, do not do without the help of a master, because the problem is in the electrical.

It will be necessary to diagnose and test the module on a special stand, because it is difficult to determine by eye what is burned on the board, if there are no black marks on the parts and tracks. Even if it is, professional soldering of the board will be necessary. The work is painstaking. Without experience and skill, the chances of buying a new board and replacing it with an old one are high.

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Causes of malfunction

Sometimes it happens that the washer draws water, but does not perform its direct function. If this happens, you should not immediately panic. Often the fault can be solved without going to the service center. Let’s look at the causes of this malfunction:

  • The drive belt can come off.
  • Malfunction of the electric motor.
  • The heater burned out, consequently, the water does not warm up and washing does not begin.
  • The fault is in the control board. It happens quite rarely, but it cannot be ruled out.

See also. Ariston washing machine error codes

Washer draws water but does not wash

An automatic washing machine is a complex household appliance, which can malfunction. And it happens sometimes at the most inappropriate moment. What to do if the machine pours the water for washing, but after that the process does not start, why the machine does not wash? This problem is not uncommon, and the causes may be different.

Causes of malfunction

If the washing machine draws water, but does not work further, it does not mean that it must be thrown out. Some of the causes of such failure can be corrected with your own hands. So, what can happen, why the washing does not start?

  • The drive belt is loose (if there is one at all).
  • There was a breakage in the electric motor, so the drum does not rotate.
  • The heating element burned out, which means that the water is not heated. the washing does not start.
  • There is a malfunction in the control board (rare).

Possible causes

Such malfunctions occur for three obvious reasons: improper transportation of the equipment, errors during installation and connection, as well as gross violations of operating conditions. This can also include the natural wear and tear of individual parts or an entire group of elements.

  • The belt has come off;
  • jammed centrifuge;
  • Blockage of the bearings;
  • Engine problems;
  • Breakdown of the main board;
  • Heater element failure.

It is also not unreasonable to check the external and internal hoses for physical damage and blockage.


The most common cause of belt failure is excessive load on the centrifuge. If the laundry compartment is clogged to failure, the pulley will crank the teeth on the belt. As a result, they wear out, the tension is reduced, and the drum rotates more slowly, jerkily, or stops rotating altogether.

Centrifuge wedge

Foreign objects may fall into the gap between the tank and the centrifuge: a loose bolt, clamps, loose hose or for example a large button. The drum in this case clicks, and the engine runs with tension and hums. If you eliminate the cause of the wedge, everything should work as normal.

Foreign bodies in the tank could be the cause of malfunctions


If you hear crackling and rattling during the washing process, the bearings are most likely out of order. Internal elements start to spill out into the housing and rattle when blocked. Avoid repair work because a damaged bearing will pull the belt and drum shaft. Read here how to replace the bearing.


On modern washing machines, problems with the motor arise due to wear of the brushes. Capacitor capacity loss occurs on asynchronous solutions. Both can be replaced, and the motor itself can be rewound.

Carbon brushes wear out over time and must be replaced

Main board

The problem can be detected by visual inspection of the main board. Blackened contacts or entire groups of contacts indicate the need for service or complete replacement of the module. Specialists strongly recommend not to perform self-repair. Otherwise other electronic elements of the washing machine may burn out, and subsequent maintenance will cost a lot of money.

The washer-dryer may not start due to a burned heater element. Its functionality can be easily checked using a multimeter. Heating element doesn’t heat up water also because of the large amount of limescale: take out the element, clean it and put it back.


The error appears in two extremes: Pressostat either overflows or underflows. As a result, the safety systems are activated and the appliance refuses to work. Check the pressostat and then repair or replace the part will solve the problem. Similar situation occurs when there is a broken inlet valve.

Impeller blockage

The presence of foreign objects in the impeller makes it difficult or even blocks its operation. Buttons, coins, hair and other undesirable elements can be inside because of weak and/or faulty insulation. The solution is simple: we open the body, clean the impeller from foreign objects and after reassembly try to run any washing cycle. Check and clean the mating tubes in the same way.

Objects often fall into the impeller, too


If, after the dialing of water, the machine drum stops abruptly, and the display starts flashing or completely goes out, then the cause may be a faulty wiring. To find burnt wires, as well as to eliminate the short circuit will help visual inspection with testing of the main elements of the circuit.

Semi-automatic mode

Classic washing machines perform all actions in an automatic manner. But some equipment requires user participation to switch to a particular mode, for example, wringing. If the water has been filled to a sufficient volume, and the desired mode does not turn on, then it must be activated manually. Such operating conditions should be specified in the instruction manual of the equipment.

Other reasons

Sometimes air gets into the pump, and the machine refuses to start some modes. Blow through the system and check for leaks. Also do not make the drain hose too long. Standard output should not exceed 150 cm, otherwise the pump will not be able to complete a full pumping cycle.

Excessive extension of the drain hose leads to errors in the operation of the washing machine

It is not unreasonable to check all spigots and hoses for twisting. Besides the fact that a clamped outlet prevents the flow of the liquid, the insulation can develop cracks, and this causes leaks, and as a consequence. longer water intake into the system.

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