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baker34

05:19AM | 11/04/04
Member Since: 11/03/04
11 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hi board, I am in desperate need of some help. I recently bought my first house and the seller left all of the appliances behind all work great with the exception of the washing machine. I cannot list the brand b/c I am not at home right now. Anyway the problem is:

When I turn the machine on I hear a sound but nothing happens. No water goes into the tank. However, if I skip through the cycles and land on the spin cycle the washer will spin. I am not sure what happened. I did use the machine one time and it did fill up with water but at that time I don't think that it spun.

So what do I do??? It is an older washer (8-10 years I assume) BUY NEW OR FIX???

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baker34

05:47AM | 11/04/04
Member Since: 11/03/04
11 lifetime posts
I will check this tonight when I get home. But, I did run one load through the machine and they came out very wet. I don't think that it spun them at that point but now it won't fill back up.

"One life, LIVE IT"!

You are never as good as you want to be, you can always do better, even when you are the best!

baker34

07:02AM | 11/04/04
Member Since: 11/03/04
11 lifetime posts
As soon as I get home I will do so. I really don't want to lug the washer out of the basement yet and I really want to get about 1 more year out of it.

"One life, LIVE IT"!

You are never as good as you want to be, you can always do better, even when you are the best!

appliguy

09:38AM | 11/04/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**When I turn the machine on I hear a sound but nothing happens. No water goes into the tank**

It is possible ( mentioned ) that the water tap(s) where turned off and you are hearing the hummmmmmmm of the fill valve calling for water, could be a bad fill valve ( where the hot and cold hoses are attached to the washer ), could be a low drain hose and the filling water is entering the washer and running down the drain.

**FIX OR NEW**

I'd never replace an appliance without knowing what is wrong with the old one and how much would it cost to repair....once this is known you can make an educated choice which way to go :)

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

baker34

04:35AM | 11/05/04
Member Since: 11/03/04
11 lifetime posts
The name of the washer is:

NORGE

and the model is the:

Signature 2000

Heavy Weight 20 lb capacity

Hope this helps.

"One life, LIVE IT"!

You are never as good as you want to be, you can always do better, even when you are the best!

appliguy

01:39PM | 11/05/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Model numbers are usually a combination of letters and numbers ( except $ears which is all numbers ).

http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html

http://www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

Some model# helps.

Some not filling trouble makers and tips....

http://www.applianceaid.com/generalwash.html

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

baker34

03:47AM | 11/08/04
Member Since: 11/03/04
11 lifetime posts
Well I am an idiot. The water was turned off!!

Go figure.

Now a second problem comes up. When the clothes come out of the washer they are really really wet. The washer does spin but it seems to spin off balance and hit the sides, slowing the spin cycle. I think that b/c of this, it is not spinning all of the water out.

I am wondering if there is some type of bushing and a valve that could cause these problems.

Let me know what you think.

Also, thank you very much for helping me out. I really appreciate it.

"One life, LIVE IT"!

You are never as good as you want to be, you can always do better, even when you are the best!

appliguy

08:52AM | 11/08/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
G'day,

** The water was turned off!!**

Ooops!

**Now a second problem comes up. When the clothes come out of the washer they are really really wet. The washer does spin but it seems to spin off balance and hit the sides, slowing the spin cycle.**

Slow spins out -could- be:

- poor or slow draining ( bad pump, kinked hose, something in the hose, ect )

- worn/tired belt

- bad clutch ( if your model has one )

- something caught between the tanks ( peek through the holes with a flash light )

- too much soap ( makes bubbles and the drain pump could have trouble draining )

- Gremlins ( same ones that shut off the water tap ;-) )

- off balanced loads ( small loads seem to give more off balanced loads that larger ones do )

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

baker34

07:27AM | 11/10/04
Member Since: 11/03/04
11 lifetime posts
Thank you so very much for the help. I did a load last night and it worked great. I had to change the heigth of the drain hose so that it wasnt' so steep. I also balanced the load a little bit more and it seemed to work better. I will let you know if I have anymore prolems.

Thanks again

"One life, LIVE IT"!

You are never as good as you want to be, you can always do better, even when you are the best!

appliguy

10:16AM | 11/10/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
** I did a load last night and it worked great**

Glad to hear that!! :)

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/
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