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Washer takes forever to fill

My 2 year old FisherPaykel washer fills very, very slowly when using cold water. I started by checking the hose at the faucet end to ensure that the screen wasn't clogged. Then, I removed the hose completely; reattached one end to the faucet, turned on the faucet and let cold water run into a pail. I re-attached the hose to the machine, turned the faucet on and the cold water barely drips into the machine. If I change the setting to Warm, the water runs more quickly, but, obviously is running only hot.

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Re: Washer takes forever to fill

You said you checked the screen at the faucet end, did you check the one at the washer connection? Most washing machines have a wire mesh screen which sits inside the plastic connector that the hose connects to. You will have to use a small pointed object (like an ice pick) to remove the screen and clean it. Be careful not to damage it, I have ruined them on more than one occasion and had to replace it with a new one. If that is not the problem, there is likely a problem with the valve that is controlled by the hot/cold knob. I am not familiar with your washer brand, but mine required quite a bit of disassembly to get to the valve and switch, and in my opinion is a job better left to the local repair man.

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