Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
My Whirlpool washer (Model number LST 7233aw0) drips into the basin when it is turned off. There is also NO hot water coming into the machine. I suspect it is the Water Inlet Valve. Is this something that I can replace? Or should I call in professional help? Even myself considers me fairly handy.
The problem is one of two parts. One is your water temperature switch or your hot water solinoid. To get to the back you must remove the hex screws on the back and then the panel is removeable.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
Okay handy Mike,
First of all, is this a new dishwasher? Or, is it a used one? The reason I ask is because there should be a warranty with a new appliance and you should not have to worry, or have to pay for, any repairs.
The problem you are experiencing could very well be a water inlet valve problem (good assessment), but may also be something more simple. The dishwasher has a float inside the tub that is supposed to shut the water off, when it reaches the appropriate fill level. Check the float to make sure it moves up and down and that you can hear the switch "clicking". Sometimes small items get stuck under the float and will keep in the up (or shut off position).
For some helpful part locator drawings refer to searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number. An illustration of the water inlet valve can be found under the "Frame" heading in the next page as item number 24 (part number 154195301). The float and float switch can be found under the "Tub" heading as items number 13 (part number 154144301) and 24 (part number 5300809863), respectively.
If you require further assistance, please let me know. I hope its something simple and you don't require parts. But, if you do, you know where you can get them. If you do not wish to order on line, use the part numbers provided and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. I hope this helps you. Good Luck.
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
Just found this whilst looking for known issues with my machine as the cold water won't stop when filling.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
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Posted on Mar 21, 2009
This is usually caused by a water inlet valve leaking by. The following link explains how to diagnose the problem yourself and repair:
I've included parts sources (if required) and instructions on how to replace each component. These are very simple and inexpensive repairs that you can easily accomplish yourself.
If the model number is correct, the part number for a replacement valve is 8181694. The average cost is about $35.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
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