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Does not appear to take in cold water.only hot.

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Hi, The first thing to check is the screen in the inlet valve. Remove the cold water hose and see if anything is plugging the screen.
If there are no restrictions, start the washer in cold cycle only and see if the inlet valve hums. When there is power to the valve, you should be able to hear it. If there is no noise, it will probably need changed. The sure way to tell of course is to check voltage to the valve for 120V. If it's not getting voltage, there is another issue.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


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Turn cold supply faucet off, remove cold hose from washer (catch water in hose), and place hose end in bucket. Turn the cold water faucet on again--should have good supply of water. If not, check for plugged inlet screen at faucet end of hose. If everything is ok, then probable defective cold water solenoid valve inside machine. Check water inlet at machine to see if it has a screen that might be plugged.

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