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I hooked up my washer, turned it on and water began spraying out of the seams in the back of the machine. I took the top off this morning and noticed a plastic part that the hot/cold hoses hook into is cracked. On top of this cracked piece is two cylinders (look like fuses) which attach to an electrical panel w/in the machine. Is this going to be a hard job for me to fix myself? I don't think so. I just need help in how to get the other small hoses unattached from this cracked piece. I tried to pull them off, but of course they are very tight. I was thinking of trying to spray them w/WD 40 to loosen them. Then I'm thinking, if these are so tight trying to remove them, how will I get them back on the new piece??? Should I just hire a repair man? I am strapped for money right now and am pretty mechanical. I just need to know if anyone else has had this issue and if you can help me. Marie

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  • fupulusch Oct 16, 2008

    I found out the part I need to replace-Valve inlet part# 8181694. Also, how do I disconnect the part from the machine?

    Thanks,

    Marie

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Outstanding diagnosis. You are correct to assume a water inlet problem and, "yes", this can be a common problem. If you live in area that has hard water, or if you use well water, sediment, rust and calcified deposits can clog the small diaphragms inside the valve causing them not to close properly and leak by. You can attempt to clean the valve by removing it and submerging it in a 50/50 solution of distilled vinegar and hot water for about 30 minutes, Sometimes this can dissolve any clogs and restore the valve to full operate. However, if this does not work, you will need to replace the valve.

The following link explains the steps required to replace the valve if you need directions:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3753262-front_load_washer_fills_when_not_in_use

I have included web resources to search for replacement parts.


If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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