Question about Whirlpool GHW9400 Duet Washer
We have found our Duet waster with water in the drum twice now. It was turned off and the water was not there when the clothes were removed.
I have a pressure reducing valve set to 80 psi. The washer is being fed very close to the water main.
Do I need to replace the fill valve? Can you provide help with where to get one and steps to complete this?
More than likely you have a fill valve problem. This is the only component that controls the turning on or shutting off of water thats between the dispenser tube and the fill hoses . You also may have a condition known as "siphoning" that can cause this. The following link explains:
Normally this condition is associated with a washer that cannot retain a sufficient water level and constantly drains. It can also cause back flow from the drain too. Just something to consider.
If you're sure its not a simple installation issue on your drain hose placement, take a look at the dispenser tube thats located in the rubber door bellow. A tale-tell sign of inlet valve leak by is a small trickle or drip of water coming from the dispenser tube. It may not be readily noticeable, but can show up as water sitting in the bottom of the spin basket over time. NOTE: It is NORMAL to have residual water between the spin basket and outer tub shell. This water, however, should not be at a level where it is visible inside the basket when the tub is empty.
Now, if you decide to replace the water inlet valve, a replacement can be ordered on line at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your COMPLETE model number and look for item number 1 (part #8181694) under the "Dispenser Parts" heading. To replace the valve, follow these steps:
1. Unplug washer and turn off water supply. Disconnect fill hoses from back of washer.
2. Remove the washer top panel by removing the screws that hold it in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then lift off.
3. The water inlet valve is located in the left rear of the washer (as viewed from the front). Remove the dispenser hose(s) and electrical connectors from the valve.
4. Remove the mounting screws that holds the inlet valve in place.
5. Reinstall with a replacement valve using the above steps in reverse order.
It's that simple. This is not a difficult repair at all, and its not that expensive. I hope you find this information helpful. If you require additional assistance let me know.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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