The cold water flow into the washer (Kenmore Ultra Fabric Care, Model 110, 92282100, Serial # CC1485298) is sporatic,; sometimes cutting toa trickle, other times full force. Is this something I can fix. The hot water flow is fine. Is it possible to just switch the hoses. I have no problem just washing with cold water. Thank you for any help.
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Re: Cold water flow is sporatic.
For low water volume - or "Trickling" effect...
1. Turn off the water supply to both hoses. 2. Remove hoses (one at a time so you don't get them confused) 3. On the washer side - look for a removeable screen inside where you just removed the hose. 4. Using a small screwdriver - pop out the screen and reverse-flush it/clean it. It will likely be full of sediment and calcium deposits from your pipes. 5. Replace the inlet screens. 6. Re-fit the hose to the machine. 7. Turn on water supply valves. 8. re-try.
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Stop the washer and clean up the water. Confirm that the water is not leaking when the washer is off. The leak can occur before the electric valves either where the hose connects or from the electric solenoid valves just inside the washer. The situation is more likely true if the hoses are stressed by being bent to one side.
If dry then confirm if it is the hot or cold by running the machine with the cold service valve open and hot closed.
If you have checked that the hot and cold water taps are turned on fully and the hoses are not kinked or squashed at the back, it is worth while checking both the hot and cold water inlet filters. Turn the taps off and remove both hoses at the washer end. Inside each inlet port there is normally a little filter which should just slide out. Clean if necessary and replace each one and the hoses. If after turning the taps back on there is no improvement, the problem is symptomatic of a malfunctioning hot or cold water control valve. Sorry but it needs a service call ;-0(
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I had this same problem. I hired a repairman, which I highly recommend you do too. He found that the tub's base was corroded. The agitator wouldn't properly spin, and that had something to do with it ability to drain properly. My clothes were coming out sopping wet. He replaced the tub (at a cost of about $450), and then washer was as good as new. He said that washers and dryers that are made now aren't made nearly as well as these oldies. He said it should be in good working order now for the next 30 years.
The fabric softener dispenser is notorious for clogging. Liquid fabric softener is essentially a liquid form of wax. After a period of time it begins to gunk up the inside of the fabric softener dispenser. If you remove the dispenser drawer and look into the cavity, there should be a series of holes in the upper part of the compartment where water sprays into all the dispenser trays. These holes get gunked up and clogged and water will not dispense properly. As a result, the washer goes through a complete cycle, but the dispenser stays full. If this is the case, you can take some cotton swabs and/or toothpicks and clean these holes real good. It may be a bit meticulous, but it should take care of the problem. Post back and let me know if this helps.
We had the exact same situation with the fabric softener not draining and here is how we fixed it.
Turn the water off first, then remove the water lines that bring water into your washer. (They are near the top.) There is a screen in the end of the line, do not remove it, but take an old toothbrush and brush the gunk out and clean it as best you can. Do both the hot & cold sides. The screens keep any debris out of the washer, so after a while it collects and slows down the water intake time (has your washer been slow to fill also?)
Screw back the lines, making sure to put the hot and cold back as they were originally, then test that they do not leak. Put your washer back in place and viola - problem solved!
I hope this works for you, and good luck!