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  • dankuhn Dec 11, 2009

    Water flo from hoses good. Hear no click. Door lock en light comes on switch pulled out. No other parts of cycle appear to be working either (e.g., spin), but didn't test to confirm. It appears to be either the water inlet valve or the washer switch itself.

  • Pete Warr
    Pete Warr May 11, 2010

    As you start the machine after setting it, can you hear a click? You may have to listen closely and wait for a few seconds, that would be a solenoid to open the water valve, if not you may have lose or corroded wires, maybe a siezed solenoid. How old is the machine? When you say good water supply, can you undo hose from back of machine to check flow in? Does it have water to rinse cycles? Please list brand and model if possible. Thanks

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If machine has electronic controls (eg. digitally programable, sensors etc) I doubt anything but a factory (or authorised repair service) refit of the controlls are the options here, but if not, you may want to remove the entire rear panel, ALWAYS TURN OFF POWER AND REMOVE CORD FROM WALL SOCKET FIRST, and possibly the controller section to physically view inlet valve solenoid and see if there is corrosion and or moisture around it or anywhare else, sometimes a spray of CRC 226 or equivelant on the solenoid, switch pannel or any other component will be all it needs and perhaps a few light tapps on the solenoid or switches with the back of a screwdriver often works for older machines.

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