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NO cold water function here, all others fine!

My washer works great, but just not anymore on only the cold water setting... ya know why? Any advice is golden...THANKS!

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Re: NO cold water function here, all others fine!

I have recently come across several washers where the screen in the cold water line is clogged with a white calcium-like residue, preventing any water from even entering the valve. Turn off the cold water at the supply valve, remove the hose at the machine and check the screen for blockage. If this is not the problem then it probably is the valve itself as suggested by tresilla.

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Re: NO cold water function here, all others fine!

Check you have cold water present by cracking open the fill hose and see if a squirt comes out. (you may have the tap turned off by accident) put on cold fill and listen close to the water intake. you should hear a low humming noise which is the valve energised. if not, probability is that the cold water valve is open circuit

Posted on May 03, 2007

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