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Water pressure I am having problems with low water pressure on the cold side. I put new hoses on and now there is plenty on water pressure up to the washer but not in the washer. I think it is hard water build up. How do I clean this build up out of the washer?

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  • littrelld Sep 09, 2008

    I cleaned the screen.



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There is a screen in the inlet valve. it could be clogged. remove the hose from the inlet valve of the washing machine and look for a screen inside the inlet valve.

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  • francis rivero Sep 09, 2008

    if the scales are inside the water inlet valve, then i would suggest to replace the valve. the scales are very hard to remove specially on a crooked water valve.

    on the other thought, if you are not using your hot water valve and it is not clogged, you can switch over the wires of the solenoids so that the how water valve will be use by the cold water coil.

    let me know what happen so i could help you further.

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