If your top load washer is not filling with water this could be due to many things. If you notice water on the floor coming from underneath your washing machine you need to unplug the washer and turn off the water supply. This is a more serious problem and requires a professional to repair the washer. If you are not seeing water, you may be able to repair the washer on your own. To help you get started, below are two tips to see if you can do this.
Check the Drain
One thing that can cause a waster to not fill with water is a problem with the drain. First, the height of the drain pipe must be set to a minimum. What this height is depends on the size of your washing machine. If the drain hose is positioned too low in the drain pipe it will causing siphoning. This will cause the water to run down the drain while the washer is filling with water.
Another thing that can cause this is if you have the drain hose has been taped to the drain pipe without also installing an air gap. Taping the pipe is never a good practice and it is best not to do this at all.
Also check the drain hose for any damage or deterioration. If you notice any the hose needs to be replaced either by you or by a professional.
Check the Lid Switch
Your washer has a water inlet valve that lets the washer know it can fill with water. It can only do this, however, if the lid is completely closed. If there is a problem with the lid switch and the lid does not close all the way, the water inlet valve will not receive power.
You can check the lid switch yourself in most cases. Open the lid and look for the switch. You will see not only a switch but also wiring, actuators or levers. You need to check these three things to ensure they are not damaged. Press the switch down to see if it sticks. If it does not, the switch needs to be replaced. Check the wiring to ensure everything is connected properly and that the wiring is in good condition. You can use a multi meter to check that the wires are supplying the power needed to the switch.
If you cannot find the lid switch refer to the manual for your washer. This manual may also have instructions on how to replace the switch yourself.
If you are not able to repair the problem yourself, contact a professional washer repair company, such as A1 PROFESSIONAL APPLIANCE SERVICE AND REPAIR, to do this for you.