Hi I had the Kenmore washing machine , and now have whirlpool, and have changed the valve on both.
you will need a screw gun or phillips scew driver a ratchet set with 1/4 and 5/16 sockets and a pair of channel locks.
turn off the water valves and unplugg the machine.
disconnect hoses from the wall and drain excess inton washer.
pull machine out and make sure you have enough room to work.
check to see if there are two screws under the control panel. if there are unscrew them anmove the control panel tosee if you have access to two clips that hold the control panel to the back of the machine.
if you remove the clips remember how they came out. then remove the screws and bolts from the back panel.
it is reccomended to change the hoses every year but no onew does that.but since you are working with the valve is would be a good idea.
once you get the rear panel off, the valve should be easy
good luck BRouth3bme
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Might be a bad inlet valve. To confirm, swap the hot and cold hoses to your washer so that the cold water feeds the hot water connection and the hot water feeds the cold water connection. Turn off both hot and cold water faucets. Set the washer for a warm water wash. Turn on the cold water faucet, and check the flow. Then turn off the cold water faucet, and turn on the hot water faucet and check the flow. If the cold water flow fill slowly, then the problem is with the inlet valve.
It an easy part to obtain from an appliance supply house. To install disconnect the hoses to the back of the machine, and remove the back panel to get access to the valve. Should only take a couple of minutes to remove and install. Hope this helps you.
No it is probably the screen that is either in the end of the hose that attaches to the machine, and/or the screen is placed so that the cone is toward the machine instead of pointing away from the machine. If the cone is pointing towards the machine any debris in the lines would collect and eventually fill the screen cone and slow or shut off water flow.
The screens in the line are clogged. There is usually a screen in the washer hose at the point where it is connected to the faucet as well as one by the water inlet valve. NEVER REMOVE THE SCREEN BY THE WATER VALVE. As for the one in the cold water fill hose, that can be cleaned or replaced.
Assuming that it's clean water (rather than dirty water siphoning back out of the drain), I think you need a new inlet valve.
If your machine has both hot and cold water feeds, you'll need to find out which one is still feeding (easiest done by turning the supplies off one at a time while listening whether it makes any difference). If it only has a single feed hose, you're spared that bit of faultfinding.
Look at where the feed hose attaches to the washing machine. The threaded inlet is actually part of the body of the inlet valve. Remove whichever cover gives you best access to this component (on front loaders, access to this bit is usually best from the top) and replace the valve with a new one. They're not normally outrageously expensive.
There is a screen in the valve where the hose hooks on. It could be getting plugged up. turn off the water and pull off the hose to see if it's full of particles. I can sometimes clean it out by putting a bucket under the water inlet and spaying a little water from the hose into the opening. If not you may need a new valve.