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Machine slow to fill

Cold water just dribbling into detergent tray since move to new kitchen.. Should I remove pressure-reducing washer in cold inlet? Sadly, we lost instructions which explained when to use/not to use this part....thanks!

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    cold water fill is very slow, water inlet screen is clean.

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Yes, I would remove washer, and also check that the inlet hose is not kinked or restricted in any way, and check to see if the valve has a filter that needs cleaning.
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