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Kenmore Elite washing machine will not fill as fast as usual.

Kenmore Elite Heavy Duty washing machine will not fill as fast as usual. Temperature does not seem to make a difference on fill time. I have read to check the water inlet valve and filters. Is this correct and how do I do that?

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  • sherigifford Dec 17, 2008

    That is exactly what I did and wow, it works, Thanks. As a Mom of 4, my washer is my handy helper. I had to use CLR and a Q tip to clean out the iron build up, but it worked great. Thanks for the prompt response and helpful suggestion.

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You will need to get behind the washer, turn the water off, disconnect the hose from the washer, look for a screen inside the water valve, hopefully there is one that you can clean if necessary. I always put the hose over in the washer and turn the water on to check the flow.

If the screens on both hot and cold are clear, water flow is good on both hot and cold, connect the water back to the washer. If the flow is still slow then the problem is inside the valve. The valve will have to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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