Question about Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
I have a Maytag Neptune FAV6800AWW. I bought a replacement water input valve part # 12002242 which I was told replaced the original Maytag part # 250010446. The new part looks the same as the old part except for the solenoid connectors for both the hot and cold water. The "male and female" parts don't match up. Can anyone help?
I haven’t had to change the water inlet valve but is this the valve assembly you purchased?
It looks like they throw in an install instruction sheet at this parts supplier site. If you have this do they speak to adapting the wiring harness to the H/C valve assembly. I’m sure you are not lucky enough to have male spade connections on you replacement inlet valve. If they are spade lugs this would be a piece of cake to interface too. Looks like a molded connector on the inlet valve to terminate the 120VAC power to the valve assembly.
I called the supplier above and if your machine starts with serial number 18 or above you need to purchase an upper LED wiring harness p/n 1185286 $55 to interface to the replacement H/C valve you purchased. Or you can purchase p/n 1404313 wiring info for $7.50 for the DIY’er. I know this is a bit frustrating. I don’t have the valve in hand so I can’t offer a quick solution. I’m willing to bet the wiring harness they are selling for $55 is nothing more than a cable with proper female/male mating connector transitions to interface to the factory 120VAC connections to the inlet valve. If my water inlet valve fails I would be in the same boat as you but I would make up an interface cable before spending $55. Maybe a more knowledgeable forum member can offer a better solution. Good luck to you.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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