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Low cold water pressure

Cold water runs into machine slowly. Hot/warm water runs in fine. Can turn off cold water valve for a few seconds, then turn back on and cold water pressure is fine; however, this doesn't always work. Took off hose and couldn't find any debris or blockage.

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Could be sticking plunger in valve, if youn have ascertained that the pressure is o/k,\then I would suggest a new valve is called for.

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