Washing machines are supposed to withstand tremendous workloads, as there is always job for them to do. We hardly spend a day without having to wash an item. One day, even a best quality machine will break down and require repair. Regular maintenance can reduce the risk of faults.
However, faults do occur. For example, you are very likely to see E10, E11 and E12 fault codes. They indicate the machine is experiencing a filling problem. Happily, this is not irreparable. First, you should think about reducing workloads.
Most likely, constant use has caused the electrical solenoid valve to go down. Normally, it lets in a sufficient amount of water and provides an optimal flow as it gets water from the water supply network.
The machine cannot fill properly if the valve has gotten blocked, because the blockage will inevitably affect the water flow. Here is what you should do in this situation:
Disconnect the machine from the mains. Check the inlet hose for leaks and kinks. If there is none, it is likely that the inlet valve is faulty.
Using a multimeter, check the valve’s continuity: it should be between 2000 and 4000 Ohms. If it is too low or too high, the valve is faulty and needs to be replaced. Read the instruction manual and be sure how to use the multimeter properly.
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