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Washing machine wont fill

I have a Maytag Atlantis MAV8551, and when I turn it on all I hear is a humming comming from it and no water (hot or cold). I have done basics such as checking the water lines etc.. I was wondering what it could be? (water inlet valve?) Thanks Brov

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Re: Washing machine wont fill

The humming noise is usually the inlet valve energised but no water there to come in. i appreciate you have checked. the other possibility is that the appliance has not pumped out completely and the noise you hear is the drain pump energised but stuck due to perhaps a foreign object in it. fault is unlikely to be inlet valve

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The inlet valve on the cold water inlet is clogged, dirty or jammed. You need to remove the inlet valve and clean the valve and filter. use back flushing with brushing to clean the filter.
the hum you hear is of the coil working but is not opening to allow water into the system.
Also you can switch the inlet valve from the hot line if needed .
check this link for removing the inlet valve:

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ok just a touch of help for ,,onthejob...i need you to start at a cycle and put unit on cold cold,, i want you to put your hand on back of unit where the inlet vavle and the hose meet at you feel a vibebration,,or here it humming,,now if hot water comes though,,all you have to do is reverse the hoses there on wrong,,im here onthejob

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