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Hot water only filling my Kenmore series 80 . I replaced my valve and still the same problem.

There is a slight buzzing sound coming from the rear top

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Swap the wiring to the valves, that will tell you if it's the valve or control board. You should/could also measure the voltage across the valve when it's supposed to be operating. If it's line voltage the valve is faulty, if not it's likely the control board. If the one you put in is new and tests ok then it's the control board feeding the valve, probably a thyristor or similar switching device faulty. If you aren't qualified BE CAREFUL THERE ARE HIGH VOLTAGES IN THAT AREA

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

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  • Times Scott Behnke
    Times Scott Behnke Apr 22, 2014

    I swaped the wires and the washer has only hot water...

  • W.L. Apr 25, 2014

    Have you measured the voltage across the valve when it is supposed to be operating, (it is AC) and compare with volts across the working side? If low trace wire back to control board and identify which connector on board it goes to.

  • Times Scott Behnke
    Times Scott Behnke Apr 28, 2014

    Ill try the voltmeter. I swaped out the control board. Same result. When I turn the temp selector to cold, The water stops filling and there is a buzz coming from the valve.

  • W.L. Apr 29, 2014

    Whatever is driving the valve is faulty maybe there's a relay.? Did you trace the wires back?

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