We just moved the washing machine and dryer. We disturbed the pipes
somewhat in the process. I had to go back and clean the filters in two of
my faucets, which had orange particles akin to copper flakes. I am sure
that is what it was. Now, the washing machine water runs slowly but ONLY on
the rinse cycle. I don't want to get back there already and drain the
hoses, and standing on one's head to do so isn't my way on how to use an
hour. Plus, wife has put up shelves above the washer, and so I will have to
remove them and all the stuff. Those wire brackets and shelves, but still a
What do you think is causing the water to run slowly but only on the rinse
fill cycle? Solutions?
Orange particles probably rust...I think copper would have been green inside
old copper pipes. Inlet screen on the cold water side of the washer's valve
is probably plugged. You probably are using only cold water for the rinse
and hot or a mix of hot/cold for the wash cycle so have more water flow.
Try setting the wash water temp to cold wash and see if you also get slower
flow in wash.
Yup. Clogged screen. I was perplexed when I saw that the rinse water
flowed slowly, and it didn't register that this would be cold water. The
clogging looked like orange sand crystals. A bit unusual, and they were
hard like sand. Same thing I got out of the faucet screens. Anyway, the
washer is working okay now. Sometimes you just gotta look for the obvious
and start at the beginning.
The fill valve screens or there -also- may be screens built into the
fill hose washers....they may be plugged and need to be cleaned. If
the screen are clear the fill valve itself may be bad and need
Often we remove the fill hose from the fill valve and turn on the
water into a bucket or laundry sink to confirm good flow.
Appliance Repair Aid
pull the washer out and remove the hoses.. get a bucket and let the
water run in the bucket until all the trash comes out the pipe... then
take the two hoses, both hot and cold and bring them outside and from
the end you take off the back of the washer put it on a faucet outside
and run some water through it and watch some more trash come out... then
go back to the washer and look at the trash that is probably still on
the screen behind the machine... brush it off.. now put the two hoses
back on the machine, then on the correct hot/cold water faucets and push
the machine back in place...... now the water will fill the washer like
it is suppose to fill.
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