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Hi. I have a Robinhood supertub. The cold water tap flow into the tub is fine but the cold water flow into the washing machine hose is suddenly poor. The tap itself is only half turning compared to the other 3 taps and is a wee bit stiffer. Any clues? Is definitely the tub not the machine as I have checked the flow without being hooked up to the machine.

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  • Shu Tan
    Shu Tan Jul 17, 2017

    Did you ever manage to figure this out? Am having the same issue with my Supertub. So strange. I also noticed that the flow coming out of the washing machine cold water tap seems to change, sometimes it's a bit faster, sometimes it is slower.

  • Lucas Couper
    Lucas Couper Oct 14, 2017

    Hi, I have the same issue. Does anyone know the solution? It's the right hand washing machine tap that only turns half way

  • Lucas Couper
    Lucas Couper Oct 14, 2017

    Hi, I have the same issue. Does anyone know the solution? It's the right hand washing machine tap that only turns half way



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Turn off the water supply and strip the tap, fit a new washer.

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either the valveis faulty or the dispenser box is blocked, remove the internal hose from the valve anf see if you have full pressure at that point if yes box is blocked. Regards Advisor

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Hello Friend, I think your machine will work properly if you add a water line splitter. You would connect to the single cold water tap and on the other end you would have two water hoses . Connect one hose to the cold water inlet of your washer and then connect the other hose to the hot water inlet. You can get these at Home Depot. Happy to help, Tim.

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Make sure there is voltage going to the valve solenoids. That is what opens up and lets water into the washer. You will have to open up the top of the washer control. The valve assembly is where the hoses screw in the back. I don't have the technical on it but most likely should be 120V. Sometimes the valve goes bad and won't open up.

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Could be dirt in the inlet valve remove the hoses and check/clean filters @this section.

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i am pretty sure its the main board, the easiest way to solve the problem is replace a the main board with a secondhand board, as well as obtaining a bag of spare parts, out a good working machine with faulty seals. You may have faulty seals if the machine is dormant for 3 years. I advise people never use washing powder in their washing machines, just use liquid detergent like Cold Power. the washing powder cakes up in the machine and when harden can be very abrasive and destroy the seals.

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