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Cold water inlet valva

Is this valve something located in the washer, or are your referring to the inlet that's on the wall?

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The cold water inlet valve is located at the top left rear of the cabinet,sorry so long in replying to your query.

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Water flows constantly during the spin cycle

Servicing Water Inlet ValvesIf the washer won't fill or fills very slowly, if it overfills, or if the water is the wrong temperature, the water inlet valves could be faulty. These components are easy to locate and very easy to replace, at little cost. When you suspect an inlet valve is faulty, first check to make sure the water faucets are fully turned on and properly connected to the hot and cold inlets of the valves. Then check the screens in the valves; if they're clogged, clean or replace them. If water doesn't enter the tub, set the temperature control to the HOT setting. If there is no water, set the control to the WARM setting. If all that comes out is cold water, the hot-water inlet valve is faulty. Reverse the procedure to test the cold-water valve, setting the control first on COLD and then on WARM. If the tub overfills, unplug the washer. If water still flows into the tub, the valve is stuck open. In any of these cases, the valves should probably be replaced.

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Washer will not spin or take in water

Behind your washer on the upper left or right is the water inlet hose. Close the valve on the wall and disconnect from the washer. Use a bucket or something to see if water flows thru, by opening the valve. Clean the filter at the washer inlet with old tooth brush. The water flow should be good from the inlet hose; reconnect.

Check below front to locate filter, refer to manual. It may be clogged to prevent flow of water during spin. See if you can drain water from the drain hose you see when the front is opened, before you tackle the filter.

You can type Whirlpool with the model number above in the "Help me with " column to find several solutions.

Feb 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Cold water continues running even after washing cycle is over

I agree with HawaiiTech. If your FAV6800AW or FAV9800AW has water still flowing with the washer 120VAC power cord pulled then the inlet valve is stuck open. Because you are posting in the Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer forum here is some machine specific info for the FAV6800AW or FAV9800AW TL’s. If you are going to DIY here are the links you need;

The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

See page 35/36 to access, remove and replace the hot/cold water inlet valve.

The part number for the inlet valve is 12002242. There is a Substitution P/N 25001046 you will see that here its item 21 at Sears Parts Direct. If you DIY you may want to consider a local purchase, take your water inlet valve assembly to the parts counter and make sure the 120VAC connectors on the solenoids match up. The water inlet valve is easy to replace just follow the SM.

If your machine type is not a FAV6800AW or FAV9800AW please disregard my post.

Good luck and post back if you have questions or concerns ….Rich… aka dh1200s

Nov 04, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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How do you locate cold water relay

There is no cold water relay. There is a water inlet valve with a cold water solenoid on it, though. If you have no cold water, any of the following could be a cause:

1. Clogged sediment screen on the cold water inlet. You will need to shut off the water and remove the fill hose from the back of the washer and check the inlet screen on the cold water inlet on the back of the washer. Clean if necesssary. NOTE: This can be a common problem if you have hard water or use well water. Cleaning with a 50/50 solution of distilled vinegar and water using cotton swabs can dissolve most accumulations of rust and sediment.

2. Poor electrical connection on the cold water solenoid on the inlet valve. Locate the electrical connection for the cold water solenoid (usually color coded BLUE for cold water, RED for hot water) and unplug. Check the electrical contacts for any signs of corrosion. Clean the contacts if necessary.

3. Bad cold water solenoid. With the electrical connection removed and the washer unplugged, take a resistance reading on the solenoid contacts. They should read something around 600-800 ohms if good. If bad, you will need to replace the water inlet valve.

4. Kinked or clogged fill hose.

NOTE: Make sure you UNPLUG the washer before servicing.

If you determine the water inlet valve to be defective, the following link explains how to access and/or replace:

The part number for the inlet valve is 285805 and can be purchased at any of the following websites:

Prices will vary between these sites, so shop all of them for the best price.

If you need a diagram to assist you, the first three websites mentioned usually have excellent exploded view illustrations that accompany their parts lists. You can use these as a helpful reference. The water inlet valve is listed as item 18 under the "Control and Rear Panel Parts" heading.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool, and use Whirlpool parts, so these instructions will apply.

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Shut off the water supply valve and remove the hoses (might as well do the Cold & Hot water ones at the same time) and inspect inside the ends of the hoses to see if you have sediment screens installed in them. If so, remove these combination washer seals/sediment screens and flush them with warm water to remove any deposits.

Now on the washer water inlet valve, check to see if you also have another sediment screen/washer seal there. If so, you might have to GENTLY remove it with a pick or a small pair of needle nose pliers, so as not to damage the screen. Flush it clean and reinstall them.

The last thing to check is the fow of the water inlet valve itself. To do this, reconnect the hoses to the wall water supply valve and run them into a bucket, now turn on the valve and see if the water flowing from both the cold and hot water sides are fairly consistent. It helps to have someone to assist you when doing this.

If you can see a noticeable difference in the water flowing from the cold and hot water lines, you might have to replace your water inlet/shut off valve to rectify the situation, but it isn't something that occurs in all but the very oldest homes, due to years of corrosion, etc.

Hope you found this helpful and best regards!

Aug 06, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Cold water doesnt work

Hi, First check and see if there is something plugging the cold water inlet screen. Remove the cold water hose to look at the screen. Another way to test the inlet valve is set the washer to cold wash, listen for the inlet valve to buzz or hold feel the cold inlet fitting and see is you can feel it vibrating.
If there is nothing plugging the inlet screen and the inlet valve doesn't buzz, you will need to change it.
Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further.


Jul 14, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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No water going in

Hello mariel_black,

If you have good water pressure at the washer source valves I would shut both the Hot and Cold water source supply valves off then remove the water inlet hoses at the back of the washer and inspect the water inlet screens for sediment blockage.
The washer inlet screens look like this;


If the above items check OK reconnect washer supply hoses and turn on water supply valves. If we are talking about a FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW washer then I would go into Service Mode Board Output Test page 16 of the Service Manual and turn on the Hot and Cold water valves and see if the machine water inlet solenoids operate and release water into the wash tub. I will summarize how to get into Service Mode and perform the check of the Hot/Cold washer inlet solenoids.

Enter the Service Mode by pressing and holding the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or the display reads “00”

Press the Delicates key the display will read something like “ot” the lid will lock. Now press Spin Only key this will turn on the cold water valve, do you here water flow into the washer? Press the Spin Only key to shut the cold water valve off.

Now press Normal key, do you here water flow into the washer? Press the Normal key to shut the valve off or the off key to get out of Service Mode. If you don’t hear either Hot/Cold water inlet valve operate then you have a bad solenoid or loss of 120VAC applied to that solenoid valve and more troubleshooting may need to take place and possible replacement of the washer water inlet valve assembly. Post back if you have questions.

Jun 06, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Cold water will not pump into washer but hot water does.

HI. i would check the water valve inlet screens and make sure that the wall outlet faucets are fully open. if the screens and the wall faucets are OK, this will confirm a water valve issue. you will need to replace the water valve assembly in this case.

Click here for your new water valve assembly.

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Ge top loader washer won't fill with water

When a washing machine allows cold water to enter the tub depends greatly upon its make and model. Some washing machines direct cold water only during certain cycles. Others allow hot and cold water to enter in an alternating fashion in order to equalize the water temperature. The first thing you should do is refer to your owner's manual to ensure that your washer is not operating as it should. If you discover that it isn't, investigate the machine's water inlet valve. It could be defective, and causing your problem.

Directions for testing a washing machine water inlet valve.

Before you begin to test your washer's water inlet valve, make sure you disconnect the appliance's power supply. The easiest way to do this is to unplug the unit from the wall. Alternatively, you could trip the appropriate switch in the circuit breaker panel, or you could remove the appropriate fuse from your home's fuse box.
Start this repair by locating your washer's water inlet valve. It will be at the back of the washer, and it will have water hoses hooked up to the back of it. Shut off the supply of water to your washer. Disconnect both hoses at the back of the washer. You might want to try pointing the hoses into a bucket or a sink, and then turning on the water supply again. Do this to confirm that you are receiving adequate water pressure, and that there is not some sort of blockage in the line.
Inspect the screens found inside the valve. Clean out any debris you find. You should be able to pop them out with a flat head screwdriver. Do use caution when handling the screens as they are irreplaceable.
There are two solenoids on the water valve. These solenoids are sometimes referred to as coils. There will be two wires attached to each solenoid. Be sure to label each of the wires so that you are able to properly reconnect them later. These wires are held in place with metal slip on connectors. Grasp firmly on each connector, one at a time, to disconnect the wire from the solenoid. Do not pull directly on the wire, pull from the metal connector.
Set your multitester to the ohms resistance scale X 1. Place each of the meter's probes to one terminal. Because the reading can vary from brand to brand and from model to model, there is no one reading you should receive. However, if your test produces a reading of infinity, then the solenoid is bad and the water valve should be replaced.

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