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Machine not taking in water from tap

The motor is running to draw the water from the tap but no water is coming in. The tap is working and the pipe is clear.I am filling the machine with water manually and the machine is working fine otherwise. It is even draining the water from the machine.
Could I have connected the wires from the control panel incorrectly?

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    This is a Shacklock top loader washing machine, older model.



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More than likely its your solenoids which is were the water pipes attach theres 2wires going to these parts try swopping the wires from 1 solenoid to the other 1 after turning power off now turn the power back on and see if it now draws the water if it does then the other solenoid has become faulty

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