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Noise and no water

I have a maytag pdb2430. It's worked fine for a number of years until it started to make a loud noise when set to start. No water came into the machine either. With past machines I have changed the inlet valve when we had this problem and that has always fixed it. Not this time. Any suggestions?

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Re: noise and no water

Did you checked with multi-meter for power on valve's tags ?

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