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Hot water barely trickles into washing machine

The hot water barely trickles into my washing machine. I removed the old rusty and sediment filled screen inside the hose connection at the back of the washer and placed a new screen where the hose connects to the water valve at the wall. This DID NOT solve the broblem; still barely a trickle of hot water. What could the problem be? It appears that it lies within the washer!

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  • sharynaf Jul 23, 2009

    Thank you but where is the hot water solenoid valve located????

  • deesaw Aug 17, 2010

    Is the Hot Water Solenoid Valve accessible without, having to remove the back panel of the washing machine ? And exactly how do you remove the old Hot Water Solenoid Valve, and what tools, if any, will I need to do this job ? Is there any other information, you feel, I need to know, before I start this job ? And Thank-you for the help. Donna

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Check the hose at the end where it connects to the washer (the inlet valve unit). There may be a screen there also that needs to be replaced or cleaned. If not then the hot water solenoid valve is probably gunked up with the same type of stuff you found in the filter screen. You may be able to clean it enough to get it to work but replacing it is just as easy and not very expensive. (Even cheaper see if you can salvage one from an old machine at the dump or that someone has left at the curb--the units are very standard across many manufacturers in the tU.S.) Both the hot and cold water valves are in the same unit.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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  • John Morganti Jul 23, 2009

    The solenoid valve is the part that the cold and hot water hoses connect to at the back of the washer.

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