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The washer won't fill with cold water. Disconnected the hose from the washer and turned on the cold water, no water. How do I replace the valve in the wall?

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Your first step would be go and buy a new valve. by that way, buy a roll of teflon tape as well (the white, very thin one). then turn off your main water valve and open up one working valve to release the pressure then take a bucket and place it under the valve to replace now screw off the old valve. remeber hwo it was fitted. now take some of the teflon tape and wind it arround the new valves mounting thread. this will do the sealing, so the water does not take its way thru the mounting. now screw in the new valve. pull it tight. take a second view wether you did it right. keep the bucket under the valve open main water valve. check your new valve. everything sealed? water running when open? YES? Great! You did it. dont forget to remove the bucket, you are done

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1. Un-plug the washing machine

2. Shut off the cold water supply valve to the machine and then disconnect the cold water hose at the machine. Place a small container under the fitting when you do this to catch the water that will probably leak out.

3. Place the disconnected end of the hose in a bucket or the sink if you have one and SLOWLY turn the cold water back on. make sure the water pressure coming out of the hose is good. If so, the problem isn't there. Turn the valve back off.

4. Set the disconnected hose aside. Take a good look at the connection on the machine (where you disconnected the hose). There should be an inlet screen. It's common for these screens to plug up once in a while, especially if you are on well water. Remove the screen and clean it, being careful to not lose the washer. The screen can be rinsed out in a sink. Look for any other debris that may be in this connection.

5. Re-install the screen, re-install, the hose, turn the water back on slowly, and check for leaks. Plug the machine back in.

6. Try filling the machine again with the washer empty, just in case some muck also comes out so you don't stain your clothes.

7. If it works ok, you're done. If not, then the water fill valve itself may not be working properly and may need to be replaced.

8. A weak electrical connection to the fill valve can also cause this condition, but it's usually the inlet screen.

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First - check the water inlet hose screen for calcium or rust build-up.

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  3. Remove the fill hose connected to the back of the washer.
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  5. Placethe end of the hose in a bucket and briefly turn on the faucet to checkfor proper pressure and flow from the cold water hose. If waterpressure from the cold inlet water hose is bad, check the hose forclogs. If the hose is okay, then I recommend calling a plumber to checkthe water supply to your washer cold water faucet.
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