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The screens are filled with minerals which cause the washer to fill very slowly, need to know how to get at the screens so I can clean them. Kenmore Heavy Duty 70 Series washer.

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HI thanks for your question.remove the hot& cold hoses. inside the valve you will see screens. scrape with a small screwdriver. replace hoses & try. if it works, great if not replace water valve. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

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