Why Is My Electrolux Washer Not Filling With Water?

By - Ron Singh

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This article is for you if you have issues with your Electrolux washer. Washing machines are to aid you during laundry.

However, using them can be quite challenging if they develop any fault. Not knowing what causes the fault and its solution worsens the situation.

Therefore, this article will enlighten you on the causes and solutions to an Electrolux washer that’s not filling with water and related issues.

If your Electrolux washer is not filling with water, then first check the water supply valves of the washer, and ensure that they’re working. If they’re, and the problem persists, it could be clogged screens or a faulty water inlet valve.

Reasons Why My Electrolux Washer Is Not Filling With Water?

Why Is My Electrolux Washer Not Filling With Water

Several things can cause your Electrolux washer not to fill with water, including clogged filter screens in the water inlet valve, damaged water inlet valve, inadequate water level pressure from the home supply, wiring issues, and so on.

#1. Inadequate Water Level Pressure

All parts of your washer work together adequately to ensure that the washer works effectively.

Among the things that play a crucial part in the smooth running of your washer is the water level pressure from the housing supply.

If you notice that your Electrolux washer isn’t filling with water, the first thing you need to check is the water pressure level.

Ensure that the water pressure from the housing supply isn’t too low. If it’s too low, water won’t pass into your washer.

For the water inlet valve of your washer to perform appropriately, it needs at least 20psi. So, check if the pressure level isn’t less than 20psi; if it’s, your washer won’t fill with water.

#2. Clogged Filter Screens

If, after checking the water level pressure of your Electrolux washer, it’s adequate, then the cause of the washer not filling with water could be clogged filter screens.

 For example, there are screens inside your washer’s water inlet valve hose; the screens might have caught up some bulks of links and dirt from water.

Also,  large particles that could be blocking water from passing through the water inlet valve are probable culprits. Check the filter screens thoroughly, and eliminate any clogs you find there. 

#3. Damaged Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve is the part that connects the hoses to your washer. It’s the one that allows water from the housing supply, i.e., both hot and cold water, to pass into your washer during laundry.

Any problems with the valve will prevent water from entering the washer. So, if you check the water pressure level, the filter screens, and everything is intact, then the problem of your washer not filling with water could be a defective water inlet valve. 

Therefore, if your washer’s water inlet valve is faulty, you must replace it. You can get a new one from standard parts stores.

Electrolux Front Load Washing Machine Not Filling With Water 

The main reason why the front load of your Electrolux washing machine is not filling with water is that you do not close the door of your machine correctly.

Failure to shut your washing machine door, the control of the machine will detect the anomaly and prevent the front load of the machine from filling with water.

So, if water isn’t filling your washer’s front load, check the machine’s door and ensure that you close it well.

However, suppose you shut the machine’s door well, and the front load is still not filling with water.

In that case, the problem could be from the water-level pressure switch, the temperature selector switch, or even the water inlet valve might have become faulty.

Recheck the water-level pressure switch and temperature selector switch and ensure that you turn them on. If you turn them on and the problem persists, the water inlet valve might have bent. 

Therefore, check the water inlet valve, and replace it if there’s a need to. Then, you can either replace it yourself or seek the help of an expert.

Why Does My Electrolux Washer Fill Slowly With Water?

Why your washer isn’t filling with water is nearly the same as why your washer fills slowly with water.

The reasons include faulty water inlet valves, low water pressure levels, clogged filter screens, etc.

However, the possible reason your washer fills slowly with water is clogged filter screens in the washing machine’s water inlet valve hose.

If the filter screens of your washer contain dirt, especially if the dirt does not contain large particles, there will be a slight blockage, which prevents the proper flow of water into your machine.

So water will be passing, but it will come slowly, which ends up wasting your time.

Hence, if it takes a long time before the water fills your washer, you must first inspect your machine’s filter screens and ensure that they are free of clogs. Proper cleaning of the filter screens fixes the problem.

But, if the water is still not flowing well after cleaning the filter screens, the problem could be that your washer’s water pressure level or the water inlet valve is bent. 

Ensure the water pressure level is sufficient, and inspect all other necessary parts, especially the water inlet valve.

If you check, and nothing is wrong with the parts, then seek the help of a professional repairer.

How Do I Change the Water Inlet Valve In My Electrolux Washing Machine?

If your water inlet valve is faulty, then it needs replacement. However, before replacing the supposed faulty water inlet valve, it needs to undergo a continuity test to be sure that it’s faulty.

Follow the instructions below to examine the water inlet valve of your Electrolux washing machine;

The tools you will use during the test and replacement are needle-nose pliers, a Phillips screwdriver, a bucket, and perhaps, a small towel.

#1. Disconnection

The first thing you need to do is turn off your Electrolux washing machine and disconnect it from electricity and water supplies, and you must do this to avoid electrocution.

When disconnecting the water supply valves, ensure that you support it with a bucket to avoid water spills.

#2. Cleaning

One of the things that cause your water inlet valve to become faulty is clogged filter screens. Ensure that you clean the filter screens inside the water inlet valve well.

#3. Examination

Every washing machine comes with a manual, and instructions on locating and identifying the machine parts are always there.

Following the instructions in your manual, remove the cover of the machine’s cabinet. Depending on your machine’s model, the cabinet could be at the top, front, or back.

Then, locate the water inlet valve of your machine. Your machine has two supply valves, i.e., two solenoid-controlled valves, in which one controls the flow of hot water, and the other controls the flow of cold water.

Each solenoid valve has a pair of wires, making a total of four. Disconnect the wires from each solenoid at once and label each pair so you can differentiate them from each other whenever you want to reconnect them. 

Moving forward, get a multimeter to carry out the continuity test of the solenoids and ensure that the multimeter is in the OHM XI setting.

Begin the test by using one tester probe of the multimeter to touch one of the pair wires of each solenoid. Once you start the test, the multimeter begins reading.

 If the solenoid reading results in either infinity or Zero resistance, or even if it brings the reading, you should know that the solenoid is faulty. Therefore, you’re replacing the entire water inlet valve.

After testing the continuity, and you’ve confirmed that the water inlet valve is faulty, the next step is to replace the faulty valve with a new one.

Follow the step-by-step process below to replace the water inlet valve of your Electrolux washing machine;

  • Check the model of your Electrolux washing machine and the part number of the faulty water inlet valve (if it has). Then, use the information to get a new water inlet valve from a reliable part dealing store.
  • Since you’ve tested the faulty solenoids, you’ve disconnected the machine from power and water supplies and removed the outer panel.
  • Loosen the screws that hold the vibration dampener, lift the block from the assembly and set it aside.
  • Unplug the power cord, disconnect the grounding wire from the rear panel, and release the wire retainer from the cabinet.
  • Loosen the mounting screws holding the drain hose retainer and unscrew the screws that hold the main top mountain bracket.
  • Unfasten the screws securing the rear panel to the motor control board and set the panel aside.
  • So, the next thing is to loosen the screws holding the water inlet valve to its assembly. 
  • Furthermore, use your needle-nose plier to disconnect the solenoid wires and ensure that you label them for easy identification.
  • Using your Phillips screwdriver, remove the water inlet valve attached to the dispenser from the inlet valve assembly.
  • Check the three gaskets, identify the faulty water inlet, and remove the entire gasket.
  • Fix the new water inlet valve gasket to the dispenser and attach all the loosened parts back to their appropriate places. 
  • You can now connect your washer back to the power and water supplies. Then, turn the water faucet on and have stress-free and time-saving laundry.

Pros And Cons of Fixing the Water Inlet Valve By Yourself

It saves you the cost of hiring someone to fix it for you.You could accidentally damage your washer if you are inexperienced.
Fixing your washer helps to improve your knowledge of home appliances and increase your experience. You might spend more money to fix the washer if you damage it.


This article explains why your Electrolux washer is not filling with water. In addition, the solutions to it are also well explained.

Your washer not filling with water is something you can prevent if you maintain the machine properly. Ensure you clean your Electrolux washer frequently to enjoy it for a long time.

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