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Low cold water flow

Replaced the water inlet valve as suggested on this site but still the same problem

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  • bmunn Dec 27, 2008

    Thanks for suggestion. That was first thing I did was to check hoses and clean filters and they seem to be okay

  • bmunn Dec 28, 2008

    I put a new cold water hose on and it worked fine. I cut open the old hose and found that the inner lining was separating and with the bend at the machine it pushed up and cut off the water supply. This of course did not happen when I had the hose straight downn into a bucket and I got good flow.

  • bmunn Dec 28, 2008

    Thanks R T you were on the right track

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Hi...
Did you check at the point where hose is connected to the faucet? Have you actually taken the hose where you connected it to the new valve and first ran it unconnected into a sink or a bucket to make sure you have a good, strong flow of cold water? A new valve isn't going to solve the problem if the supplied water pressure is low. Around here I have seen water softeners fail and allow a sludge of crystals and "goo" to clog the screens in the feed hoses on the supply side.

Fist and foremost, make sure that you have a good supply of cold water coming out of that hose. Don't make the mistake a lot of my customers make- They think if they turn on the faucet to the sink next to the washer and there's strong flow, this means everything is ok. The faucet has no screens in it. The hose to the washer does. There are screens of course at the water valve on the washer, but there are also screens in the hoses at the faucet where the washer hoses attach. Check there.

Hope this helps....

~RT

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

  • Greg Angeli
    Greg Angeli Dec 28, 2008

    I'm sorry that you felt my answer was worthy of such a very low rating. It's ok though... just makes me want to work harder next time.
    I hope you figure out your issue with your washer. Happy New Year.


  • Greg Angeli
    Greg Angeli Jan 03, 2009

    So in other words, my suggestion to make sure you had strong flow from the supply to the valve was exactly correct. Glad we could help you. Would have been ice to get a FIXYA rating or at least a helpful, but the main thing is that you figured out the issue.

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