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I cannot get a very good hot water supply into my washer

How do I get more water into washer. I have cleaned out the inlet of Lime.

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  • lyn63us Dec 20, 2008

    You all I run some white vineagar thru th ehose and the valve overnignt and let it stanD . probably 2 cups by putting it in the hose and runing the machine on and off for a few seconds.

    Guess what. IT works fine today. J



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If you have checked the valve filter and it is clean then a couple of possibilities, the valve itself could be not opening properly due to a sticking plunger or a seal or your hot water is at too low a pressure.
If you are satisfied that the pressure is o/k , then replace hot inlet valve..
You can actually get low pressure valve to cope with low pressure situations., also make sure the inlet hose is not kinked.
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Thanks and merry xmas.

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I have a lime.stoppage in the washing.machine or hose, where do I start? It is not.the.wall faucet. I tested it.

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simple test is to change the hot water hose to the cold water tap and use hot water setting with the cold water tap on
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First check the water supply hoses behind the machine. Where they hook up to machine is the inlet water valve. Unplug the machine. Turn off water supply valves. Remove the hoses from water valve. There are filter screens that can become covered with lime and other debris. Clean with toothbrush and spray bottle to flush the crud away. Also check water flow from supply hoses. Hold hoses over bucket or use tub of washer and turn on the taps. When they get old they can deteriorate from inside. Reattach hoses hand tight then 1/4 trn more with pliers. Do not overtighten. Do not use teflon tape. Do not crossthread. If that doesn't improve water flow your inlet water valve will most likely need replaced. Let me know if you run into difficulty. Good luck.

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If you set the water temperature to "warm" (turns on both hot and cold water) do you get water? If so this will cut your troubleshooting work in half (if you only get hot water, you can focus on the cold water plumbing).

Check the water supply valve for the washing machine to see if somebody turned it off. If you are in a northern state and the plumbing is in an exterior wall, check to make sure the pipes aren't frozen (it happens to me when the temperature drops below -15° F).

The surest test of water supply is to turn off the supply valve, disconnect the hoses from the washer, put them in a bucket and turn the supply valve on again. If you get full flow from both hoses, check the inlet screens on the washing machine's hose fittings to make sure they aren't clogged with lime or or sediment. If they are clear, you'll need to check for voltage on the water inlet solenoid valves. Full line voltage on the valve coil terminals but no water indicates the valve is stuck shut or burned out. No voltage when the machine is supposed to be filling indicates a controller problem.

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The hot water valve is not working or clogged. Disconnect the washer from the power supply to avoid electric shock. Turn off the water supply and remove the hot water fill hose from the hot water valve. Check the valve for lime scale clogging and clean it. Check the flow of hot water in the hot water fill hose by placing it in a bucket and opening the hot water supply valve. Reinstall the fill hose and turn on the water supply. Proceed below if the problem is not resolved.

Disconnect the washer from the power supply. Remove the screws from the front corners of the console then lift and flip the console to the back of the washer. Disconnect the lid switch wiring harness from the body of the machine by prying the connector lock and pulling it off.

The cabinet is held on to the back panel by two retaining clips. Insert the blade of a flat-bladed screwdriver into the lip of the clip then pry back to release it. Repeat this to the other clip.

Lift the lid and grab the front rim of the cabinet. Rock the cabinet towards you and lift it all the way. You now have access to the water inlet valve. Disconnect the wiring harness from the hot water valve terminals. Measure the resistance of the solenoid coil using an analog multimeter (set it to X1). Replace the entire valve assembly (part number 285805) if the multimeter reads it open.

Remove the fill hoses and the inlet hose from the valve assembly then remove the mounting screw. Install the new valve assembly and connect the fill hoses and inlet hose. Connect the wires to the proper valve solenoid terminals. The red connector goes to the hot water valve.

To reinstall the cabinet, line up the front bottom rail of the cabinet up and under the rail on the base of the washer. Place the cabinet back into position and put the retaining clips in the slots provided on the back panel then push it down into the slots on the cabinet. Reconnect the lid switch wiring harness and put the console back into place.

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Check if the volume of water supplied to the washer from the water line through the hoses attached to it is good. If yes, the screen inside the water-inlet valve if it is clean. If clean, the water inlet valve is defective and you need to replace it. The water inlet valve is located inside the washer on the upper back portion. It is where the water supply hoses are attached to.

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Hello Friend, Your problem is simple. Your water inlet valve screen is clogged preventing the water from flowing at maximum pressure. here's what you do: just remove the water supply hoses at back of washer and look inside the hot and cold inlet openings that you just removed the water hoses from. You should see a filter screen in each of them. remove the screens, clean them or just replace with new screens. Also check each end of water supply hoses for the same type of filter screen and clean or replace them as well. Happy to help, Tim.

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All the symptoms described are typical of a water inlet valve that has either become clogged with sediment or has a solenoid failure. You can elect to replace the water inlet valve, or attempt to clean. Cleaning requires shutting off the water source and disconnecting the inlet hoses. Check the sediment screens in the water inlet valve and clean with cotton swabs and distilled vinger. Place the hoses in the wash tub and turn on the water supply to make sure the hoses are clog free. Sometimes a good cleaning can help. However, the majority of the cases involve replacing the valve. The following link explains how:

I hope this information is helpful. Anyone with questions are encouraged to post back and let me know.

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