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Tub won't fill with water

My Elite Washer all of a sudden after two years will not fill with water. I put the lid down and the aggitator starts to go with no water in the tub

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  • dawn_soviero Feb 09, 2009

    My Kenmore Elite is a top loading machine that the water will not flow into. When the lid is put down the aggitator starts with no water in the tub.

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You have a bad inlet valve. The valve is behind the hoses, you cant get to it one of two ways. Either through the top by removing the knobs and screws and face plate. or by removing the panel behind the hose

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p.s the starts agititating is normal when the lid closes it is engaging the lid switch

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