Does the washing machine draw a lot or little water?

Does the washing machine draw a lot or little water?

In modern conditions, many companies producing washing machines are busy developing more efficient and economical models. They strive to make machines that consume less electricity and use less water.

Automatic machines differ in these parameters. Also, with different specified programs and different stages of washing, the amount of water can also be different. Typically, not a lot of water is required when choosing a wash for rough fabrics. A little more will be needed for synthetic and delicate items. The largest amount of water is used when rinsing. It should be noted that new washing machines are usually more economical than their older counterparts. That is, during the entire process they consume less water.

Why do you need a level sensor?

As is easy to understand from the name, the level sensor monitors the level of water entering the tank. It is active and performs its functions during the entire washing process. And it must collect and maintain the required amount of water for each specific operation.

The washing machine takes in a lot of water

If your washing machine overflows water. That is, if it collects too much, the following malfunctions are possible:

  • Failure of the water fill valve, in this case water continues to fill all the time.
  • The level sensor (pressure switch) is broken. This can also lead to this malfunction.
  • This problem can also occur during the very first wash. In the event that your washing machine was transported in a horizontal position.
  • Incorrect installation of the washing machine.


You can find exact information on how high the drain and inlet hoses can be from the floor in the operating instructions for your household appliance. After checking, you can proceed to the next stage - fill and empty the tank two or three times. This is done using buttons or other machine controls.

Intake valve malfunction

Once the water has been drained, make sure that no water continues to flow into the detergent container. If it does, it means the problem is in the valve responsible for filling the water. Also, with this breakdown, water can be poured into the tank even when the washing machine is turned off. This can happen either because the intake valve is broken or because it is clogged. The surest way to get rid of this problem is to replace this part.

The water drains itself

This problem can occur even if the machine is connected correctly. This can happen because the pressure level in the sewer system is very low. And the water is simply drawn in there, leaving the washing machine tank. To solve this problem, we recommend purchasing an anti-drain valve (“anti-drain”) and placing it in the hose gap. With its help, you will save the machine from such draining of water.


Plumbing problems

If water is poured in very slowly or not at all, then it is worth checking its presence and pressure in the water pipe. To do this, simply open the kitchen faucet (or bathroom faucet). Accordingly, if you see that the water is not flowing, then the problem is that someone turned it off. And if it flows, but barely, it means the pressure is low. And for this reason, water can fill the tank very slowly. To resolve this issue, we advise you to contact the Housing Office. They may already know that your home has this problem. In this case, they will inform you when it will be eliminated. Or they don't even know what happened. In this case, they need to be informed so that they can take up the matter.

Malfunction of the level relay (sensor) or its tube

Most often, this breakdown manifests itself as follows: water continues to accumulate after the machine starts operating and does not stop. In order to make sure that the breakdown is in the sensor, you need to remove the sensor tube and examine it for damage and holes. If the tube leaks, it must be replaced with a new one. If the level sensor itself is faulty, then it should be replaced.