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Washer no water

Common reasons your washer no water

The most common reasons your washer has no water are a defective dispenser, malfunctioning electronic control board or a clogged water valve assembly.

  • 54%

    54% of the time it's the

  • 24%

    24% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 12%

    12% of the time it's the
    Water Valve Assembly

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common washer repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these washer parts may fix your problem.

    Dispenser Replacement

    A faulty washer dispenser can lead to problems such as preventing water from entering the wash tub and incomplete release of detergent, fabric softener, or bleach during the designated stage of the wash cycle. This problem commonly occurs because modern dispenser assemblies integrate water valves. Signs of a defective dispenser include detergent remaining in the dispenser compartment after a cycle, indicating incomplete dispensing. You may also observe either no water or insufficient water in the tub. Additionally, there is a risk of water leaking into the wash tub from the dispenser.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    If the washer has no water, it could be due to a malfunctioning electronic control board. This component controls the water valve, and if it fails, the washer may not receive water as needed. Additionally, the washer may fail to agitate, spin, or drain if the board is faulty.

    Water Valve Assembly Replacement

    Responsible for controlling the flow of water into the washer, a water valve with blocked inlet screens can prevent the wash tub from filling with either hot water, cold water, or both. Additionally, electrical malfunctions within the valve could hinder its ability to open and allow water to enter the tub. This valve acts as the intermediary between your home's water supply and the washer. A malfunctioning valve may result in leakage either into the tub or at the connection points of the water supply hoses. If you suspect a faulty water valve assembly, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional assess the washer and replace the valve if required.

    What to expect when you experience a washer no water issue

    What should be done for a washer no water problem?

    Resolving most no water problems typically requires replacing the dispenser, electronic control board, or water valve assembly. However, conducting a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem, as the issue could be something else. An accurate diagnosis is essential for understanding the repair cost.

    Tips from our experts for a washer that has no water

    There are many reasons why a washer may experience a lack of water. To avoid replacing unnecessary parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services expert perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of washer failures.

    What to watch for when diagnosing a washer that has no water

    Diagnosing today's appliances without the right expertise can pose challenges. Without employing proper diagnostic methods, resolving washer issues often involves replacing parts based on guesswork. Appliances, particularly those developed in the last decade, have become highly sophisticated, with electronic components that are hard to assess. As a result, DIY repairs on newer appliance models are growing more complex.

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    Common washer symptoms to look out for

    • Washer burning smell
    • Washer display not working
    • Washer leaking from bottom
    • Washer leaking water
    • Washer no power
    • Washer noisy
    • Washer not agitating
    • Washer not draining
    • Washer not filling
    • Washer not spinning
    • Washer not starting
    • Washer not turning on
    • Washer not washing
    • Washer not working
    • Washer vibrates
    • Washer will not drain
    • Washer won't start cycle
    • Washer won't turn off