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Washer won't let cold water in

When I pull on the washer, I get a spurt of water in, then I hear a valve or something shut, and the cold water stops. Hot is okay, and wanrm is just hot. I've checked the tap, checked the hose for blocks, nothing. Its been fine for 6 months. The shut off is an audible bang.

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  • tcooper01 Oct 07, 2007

    This is a Maytag Performa washer - about 7 years old.

  • tcooper01 Oct 07, 2007

    Right - Why would I be out here asking if I was going to call a repairman???



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My guess would be a bad inlet valve. before replacing the inlet valve, check the screen inside the valve,remove the hose and see if its clogged. then check the screen inside the hose at the water valve side. if both of those are clear go ahead and replace the valve

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