Is your GE washer not filling up all the way? There are several reasons why this may happen, but most of the time it’s because of a faulty valve.
Before we dive deeper into the causes and how you can fix them, you should check if there is a problem with any of the following:
- Household water supply
- The faucets
- Water pressure switch.
- The inlet valves and hoses
- The main electronic and temperature control board
1. Clogged Filter Screen
One of the most common causes for GE washers not filling up all the way is an insufficient flow of water or reduced water pressure. The ideal water pressure required for GE washers to function properly depends on the model as follows: 10 to 120 pounds per square inch for front load washers and 20 to 120 pounds per square inch for top load washers.
The reason why the water flow to your GE washer may be reduced is if the inlet filter is clogged. The inlet filter is a screen located at the end of the hot and cold water hoses. Its job is to block out any large debris that may be present in the water before it enters the machine.
But over time, these inlet filters can clog due to the build-up of filtered particles, resulting in an inconsistent, decreased water flow.
Luckily, the solution here is pretty simple; you just have to shut off the main water supply of the washer, unscrew the inlet hoses, locate the filter screen, and get rid of any accumulated debris. Once you are done, put back everything in place, turn on the water supply, and the washer should fill normally.
2. Defective Faucets
Another reason your GE washing may not be filling up properly is an issue with the faucet. You need to examine your hot and cold faucets to make sure they are switched. Check that the inlet hoses aren’t kinked while you are at it.
In this case, the solution is as straightforward as they come; just turn on whatever faucet is shut off or align the hose properly so that there are no kinks.
That being said, keep in mind that faucets can undergo wear and tear as time passes. They’ll begin to malfunction and rust, which will interrupt the flow of water. If this is the situation, consider calling your plumber.
3. Malfunctioning Water Inlet Valve
A lot of times, the problem could be with the water inlet valve. The purpose of water inlet valves is to control the flow of water into and out of the washer, so they are pretty much like doors.
Now if something were to damage the door responsible for the entry, not everyone will be able to go in. Similarly, if the water inlet valve becomes faulty, it’ll hinder the water flow into your GE washer and it may not fill up all the way.
You can fix this on your own by replacing the old valve with a new one, but you may need the skills of an expert if you don’t want to deal with the hassle. If you choose to DIY, make sure you’re using the correct steps and parts corresponding to the specific model of your washer.
4. Broken Water Level Switch
Your GE washer may not be filling up all the way because of a broken water level switch. This is a component that is built into just about any modern washer.
It has a pressure sensor that triggers the washer to stop the incoming flow of water once it reaches a particular level. When something damages these sensors, they may incorrectly trigger the hoses and valves to stop water from entering even when the washer didn’t fill up all the way yet.
Until you replace or fix the sensors, your GE washer will continue to fill improperly. If you are looking for a new one, consider getting the New WH12X10412 Pressure Switch for GE Washer. It comes with a 1-year warranty so you won’t have to worry about fixing it or getting a replacement if there is an issue.
How Do I Get More Water In My GE Washer?
- Put the clothes into the washer.
- Choose whatever washing cycle you want to use.
- Let the washer fill up with water.
- Once it is done filling, shut down the washer to drain the water.
- Now, the clothes will be heavier due to being wet, which will trick the machine into thinking there are more clothes.
- Run the washer again on your preferred cycle and it’ll fill with more water.
How Do I Reset My Deep Fill GE Washer?
- Unplug the washer.
- After one minute, plug it in again.
- Within twelve seconds, raise (2″ minimum) and close the lid six times. You have 30 seconds to start doing this.
- The washer is now reset and ready for use.
If your GE washer isn’t filling up all the way, the problem is mostly a defective inlet valve. Other reasons also include decreased water flow, a broken wire, or a malfunctioning pressure switch.