Washing machine not getting water

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    I fixed a leak in my water maun in the crawl space. After that I let the faucets run for few mins to drain any air out. But since then my washing machine is showing error code nf. I got a washing machine technician who unpluged the water hose and told no water coming. He said it is a plumbing issue. All my faucets are working fine and there is no sign of any water leak anywhere. Can you help?
     
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    You might have left a valve closed somewhere, between the water meter and the washer.

    Or minerals broke loose from your repair, and are clogging up your washing machine supply valves.

    Which hose did he take off?
    Hot, cold, or both?

    It is common for minerals to plug up the little wire mesh filters which are right at the hose connections on the back of the washing machine.
     
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    So youbsuggesting minerals from the repair went up to the washing machine supply valve? How can a technician check this has happebed? Where is the washing machine supply valve? At the machine? Thanks.
     
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    Minerals causing a clogged valve are one possibility.

    The supply valves are right at the washing machine, the hoses attach to them.

    Did you do your own repair of the water line in your crawl space?
    What exactly did you have to repair?
    Copper, galvanized, cpvc, or pex water line?

    If you did not do the repair yourself, then call the plumber who did, and tell them they caused a problem with the washer.

    This whole thing might be too much for you, I am thinking you need a pro plumber.
     
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    The apliance technician took the hose from the water connection behind the washing machine. No water was coming from there. Then he told me it was avplumbing isdue.
     
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    Which washer hose, hot or cold, or both?

    What kind of plumbing pipes, what material, needed repairing?

    You are not answering my direct questions.

    Meanwhile, you can connect a garden hose to the water connection, which is the supply valve.
    Put the other end into a bucket or somewhere it can drain, out the door or in a sink, whatever.

    Fully close and fully open the supply valve a few dozen times, this might knock minerals or chunks loose that are stuck in the valve.

    Or look for a valve that someone left closed in the crawl space.
    Maybe they were soldering and closed some valves to keep water from trickling down there.

    Otherwise call a pro plumber.
     
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    The tech took both out. He said no cold water (I was not there, he just told my wife). The plumbing pipe was the water main, pvc I think. It has a T joint (the one that was going to the sprinkler valve). That joint was leaking. The guy cutbtgat joint and put different pipe and connections. That guy also put a valve as he said a valve there helps.. I dont think there is any other valve in the crawl space orher than one for sprinkler.

    If there us no wayer coming out of the water connection for the washing machine, will the technique do any good? Or may be I did not fully understand whatvyou suggested.

    Thanks man for your continued help.
     
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    Even if cold supply valve has no output, closing and opening it many times might allow chunks of junk to come out of there.

    There could still be a valve shut off somewhere else in the house.

    You should call the guy who fixed the leak.

    If he is honorable, he will come back to investigate, I know I would.
     
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    Thanks. I just let the guy know. He said he would stop by on Saturday though initiallt he tried to say he had not done anything with the washing machine. I will try the supply valve thing. So all I need to do is open and close the valve (without removing the washer hose from the supply) several times, right?
     
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    Wrong.

    Read my procedure from earlier, it was very simple and clear.

    And the plumber might have closed a valve elsewhere in the crawl space or someplace, which has cut off the cold supply to the washing machine.
     
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    Ok, I will try. Do houses have separate valve or line for washing machine? I did not seem to see any other valve in the crawl space. Thanks again.
     
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    It worked. I think thete was some stuff stucking atbthe valve. Thanks for your help.
     

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