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Water fill proplem to a washing machinre

During the rinse cycles and sometimes during the fill for general wash the water barely trickels into the wash tub. You can hear the water entering the machine however their are no leaks rin the system. i have checked the supply lines and filters and hoses and am at a loss for what to do next. This problem is an intermitant problem so it is hard to pinn down when it will work properly or not.

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  • ocrs1101 Dec 21, 2008

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    Model LA5500XS

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Sounds like you have a Water Inlet Valve (also known as a fill valve) going bad. This is where the fill hoses connect. If you've already verified the hoses to be good and not kinked or clogged, more than likely, the water inlet valve needs replaced. If you live in an area that has hard water, or if you use well water, the fill valve can become clogged with sediment over time. You can attempt to clean it by shutting off the water supply and removing the hoses. Look at the sediment screens and use some distilled white vinegar with some cotton swabs to dissolve and break up and deposits in the screens. If you require a replacement valve, please post back with a complete make and model number so I can assist you with locating parts. I hope this helps you. This is a simple repair.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Dec 21, 2008

    I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. It took me a while to find the best price for you. The part number for the valve you need is 285805. The following link offers the best price, with ordering information:



    http://pcappliancerepair.com/cgi-bin/par...



    For exploded view illustrations of your washer, you can use searspartsdirect.com by typing in your model number. I use this site often for identification and location of parts.



    For step-by-step instructions on how to replace the valve, please click on this link:



    http://www.fixya.com/support/r600647-rep...



    This is a very simple repair if you follow the steps provided. If you run into trouble, or require addtional assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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