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Maytag Washer Legacy series When cycle starts the cold water just trickles in and takes a long, long time to fill. The faucet valve is fully open. When I unscrew the hose from the machine and turn the water on, it gushes out strong, so the problem is in the machine. Any suggestins?

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Remove the cold hose from the machine.
Look inside the inlet you removed the hose from, there will be a screen.
Take it out, clean it, and replace it.
Problem solved.

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