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It appears your dual inlet water valve has failed in this instance.

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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Posted on Sep 18, 2010

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My LG dishwashing machine model LD 2131 SH displays a F error. What does it indicate?


LG DISHWASHER ERROR CODES AND DESCRIPTION MODELS LD 1420W2 D1420WF LD...

ERROR CODES; FAULTS & REMEDY ERROR DISPLAY [IE]
Inlet error.
Condition: Not reached to the normal water level in spite of 10 min. water supply.
Possible causes:
  1. The Water Tap is not opened.
  2. The Inlet Hose is twisted.
  3. The Filter of inlet valve clogged by impure water.
  4. The Inlet Water Valve is normal ?
  5. The water pressure is very low. ( below 0.5 kgf/ )
  6. Inlet valve is blocked by safety device for leakage sensing.(In case of Inlet Valve).
Remedy
    • Open the Water Tap.
    • Repair the Inlet Hose.
1.Close the Water Tap.
2.Unscrew the Inlet Hose (Inlet Valve side)
3.Clean the Filter of Inlet Valve.
> Replace or repair the Inlet Valve.
> Check the water remain on the base.
1.Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts.
2.Disconnect the inlet hose to dishwasher to unlock the safety valve.
ERROR DISPLAY [OE]
Drain error.
Condition: Not fully drained out in spite of 5 min. drain operation.
Possible causes:
  1. The Filter clogged.
  2. The Drain Hose twistec or blocked.
  3. The Drain Pump/Motor or circuit is troubled.
Remedy
    • Clean the Filter.
    • Remove the cause of twist or block.
    • Replace the Drain Pump/Motor or repair the Circuit.
ERROR DISPLAY [E I ]
Leakage error.
Condition: The water level in Tub goes down during operation.
Possible causes:
  1. Water leakage in Hose connections.
  2. Water is leaked by damages.
  3. Impeller of the washing Pump is worn away.
  4. The Thermal Protector of the washing motor is functioned
Remedy
    • Replace the connections of Hose.
    • Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts.
    • Replace the washing pump.
    • Check the applied voltage.
ERROR DISPLAY [ F E ]
Excess error.
Condition: Excessive water is supplied than normal water level.(Automatically drain Pump operated.).
Possible causes:
  1. The Inlet Valve is troubled.
  2. The Air Break is troubled.
  3. The Sensor Assembly is troubled.
  4. The Controller is troubled.
Remedy
    • Replace the Inlet Valve.
    • Replace the air breaker.
    • Replace the sensor assembly.
    • Repair or replace the controller.

Jul 09, 2017 | Washing Machines

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LG Dishwasher Fault Codes


Failure Code > Condition : Check/Repair
  • 1E Water inlet problem > Condition : Not reached to the normal water level in spite of 10 minute water supply. Water supply problem. The inlet hose is kinked. The water pressure is to low (10psi) Inlet valve. The inlet water valve filter is clogged. The hall sensor. The impeller of Air guide is bound. Remedy : Check resistance of inlet valve ( 950-1300ohms) Clean valve. Check pressure. Replace the Air braker.

  • OE Drain error > Condition: The drain hose kinked or blocked. Wiring connections. The drain outlet of sump is blocked. The drain pump/motor or circuit is troubled : Remove kink. Check wiring. Measure the resistance of drain motor (20-40ohms) Replace the drain motor or repair the circuit.

  • E1 Leakage error > Conditon: Excessive RPM of washing motor happened during wash cycle due to water leakage. Possible cause: Water leakage in hose connections,water is leaked by damages. The motor water seal leakage of sump assembly. The height of drain hose connection ( sink drain hose ) is not over 20". Impeller of the washing pump is worn away.Replace the connections of hose. Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts. Correct drain connections. Replace the impeller of the washing pump.

  • FE Excess Error > Condition : Excessive water is supplied than normal water level (automatically drain pump operated. Possible cause: The inlet valve is troubled,or the controller.Possible cause: The inlet valve is troubled,or the controller. Replace valve or the controller.

  • BE (Thermal error) > Condition: the resistance of the thermistor not normally out put. Possible cause the inlet water temperature is very high(over 194°F) Wiring connections. Thermistor problem.Check temps to dishwasher 120°F needed. Check thermistor 11-14kohms at 77°F. Replace the PCB.

  • LE( Motor error ) > Condition : The motor is working abnormally. Possible cause : Wiring connections. The impeller of washing pump is locked. The rotor of washing motor is locked. The blade is locked.Correct wiring connections. Replace the cause of resrtiction. Replace the washing motor. Replace the PCB.

on Feb 26, 2011 | Dishwashers

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My Whirlpool duet GHW9150P washer does not fill with hot water


Hi.

Start checking the inlet hose at the back, ensure that the hose is not kinked, and that water is flowing with sufficient pressure.

After checking the inlet , test the inlet valve itself.
To test the inlet valve you can read Ohms on the valve solenoid contacts to ensureit has continuity, and check if the valve is getting energized byreading volts at the valve terminals. If the valve is getting powerduring cycle but it does not open, then the valve is still failing.
Sinceyou have a dual inlet , you can also test the valve by swapping hot andcold inlet contact. In your case I do not think that the problem is thevalve.

Since the problem is only on hot inlet, the cause is most likely a faulty thermistor (SENSOR-NTC).The thermistor is connected in line with the hot inlet on the circuitfrom CCU. When thermistor is faulty, the inlet does not open.

The sensor is part nr.24 on diagram below. Click on the picture below to enlarge.

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The pressure switch (SWITCH-WL (Water Level/Pressure Switch))is the part that determines when to stop the inlet valve to preventoverfilling. If the pressure switch is defective, then the valve willnot open.

The pressure switch is the most common cause for coldinlet not opening,along with inlet valve/hose problems. In your case itwould be rather unlikely, but still possible, as hot water gets filledafter cold water. A defective pressure switch may detect overfillingbefore time and stop filling before getting to hot fill phase of thecycle.

The switch can be tested jumping its contacts andcycling. Mind all the safety measures, and stop the cycle manually toprevent overfilling while the switch is jumped..

The part is indicated with number 23 on diagram below, click on the picture below to enlarge:


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Thedoor switch can also be tested by jumping it, in your case the problemis not the door switch, or the cold inlet will not fill.

If allthe rest is fine, then read Volts to inlet valve to test CCU (timerboard) and wiring. If there is no voltage to control board whilecycling, then the electronic control board is likely faulty. Check ifwiring harness has continuity before replacing the control board.
Thetimer board is always the last part to be tested and eventuallyreplaced. A bad pressure switch, or an open NTC switch can prevent thevalve from getting energized even if the CCU is fine.The CCU getsreplaced when everything else is OK.

Test and eventually replace the thermistor, that is probably the fault.

Testand repair must be done by a trained person. If you DIY, remember thatthere is AC voltage running on the appliance. Call the phone number listed on the user manual if you need to contact a qualified technician.

Regards.

on Mar 26, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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My Samsung RS261M is not producing much ice.. water is working just fine?????


Either the harvest temperature thermistor is bad or the inlet water valve is plugged or malfunctioning. More than likely, it is the inlet water valve assembly.

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Hotpoint wd64 washer dryer. Clothes are not being washed after cycles. very evident on whites. Seems to be running through cycles quickly. put onto c cycle. long 95deg wash. takes in water and starts very...


Hi

You'll need to check for the water inlet hose, the water inlet valve and the pressure/water level switch assembly. Inspect the inlet hose coming to the washer for any blockages. If the hose is not clogged then check the water inlet valve for any clogs, if the water will not even fill for few seconds then certainly the water inlet valve is bad and should be replaced. You can also use a multimeter to check continuity on inlet valve. If you don't get any value on the multimeter then you'll need to replace the water inlet valve assembly. However, if the valve is fine then the pressure/water level switch assembly should be replaced. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

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Where is the thermostat on a 2002 sable?


Try this:




3.0L DOHC Engine





  1. Drain the coolant until the level of the coolant is below the level of the thermostat.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
  3. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet connection.
  4. Unfasten the two water inlet connection retaining bolts and remove the water inlet connection.
  5. Remove the O-ring seal and thermostat from the water inlet connection. Inspect the O-ring for damage and replace as necessary.

To install:
  1. Clean the water inlet connection mating surfaces.
  2. Install the O-ring, thermostat and the water inlet connection. Refer to the accompanying illustration If you can-t remember how the O-ring and thermostat are positioned.
  3. Install the water inlet connection assembly retainers and tighten them to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
  4. Connect the lower radiator hose to the water inlet connection.
  5. Fill the engine with coolant, start the engine and check for leaks.
  6. Stop the engine and top off the coolant recovery reservoir as necessary.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water inlet connection and the thermostat assembly-3.0L DOHC engines



3.0L OHV Engine




  1. Drain the coolant until the level of the coolant is below the level of the thermostat.
  2. Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the water hose connection.
  3. Unfasten the three water inlet connection retaining bolts and remove the water hose connection.
  4. Remove the gasket and thermostat from the water hose connection. Discard the gasket.

To install:
  1. Clean the water inlet connection mating surfaces.
    NOTE The jiggle valve on the thermostat must be in the up position.
  2. Place the thermostat in the water hose connection making sure the thermostat jiggle valve is facing up.
  3. Install the new gasket and place the water hose connection assembly into position.
  4. Install the water hose connection assembly retainers and tighten them to 89-124 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
  5. Connect the upper radiator hose to the water hose connection.
  6. Fill the engine with coolant, start the engine and check for leaks.
  7. Stop the engine and top off the coolant recovery reservoir as necessary.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water hose connection and the thermostat assembly-3.0L OHV engines


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    Fig. Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet


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    Fig. Remove the water outlet retaining bolts and . . .


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    Fig. . . . remove the outlet from the engine


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    Fig. Remove the thermostat from the water outlet


    Fig. Inspect the water outlet connection for cracks or damage


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    Fig. Thoroughly clean the mating surfaces of the water outlet and . . .


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    Fig. . . . the engine before installing a new gasket


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    Fig. The jiggle valve must be in the up (12 o-clock) position after installation into the water outlet

Jan 19, 2011 | 2001 Mercury Sable

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The electronic cold water inlet valves at the top of the machine are leaking. My manual does not list the part and i need to replace it. I dont know the correct part name or number


Water Inlet Valve Replacement Procedure
Cold water inlet valve assembly: Part # 5221ER1003A
Hot water inlet valve: Part # 5220FR2006H
  1. Safety first. Unplug the machine.
  2. Close the water supply valve.
  3. Remove the cold water fill hose and drain the residual water into a pan or bucket.
  4. Remove the two screws on the back of the top panel securing it to the cabinet.
  5. Slide the top panel to the back of the machine and lift it off the cabinet.
  6. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the valves. Mark the connectors to make sure you reconnect them to the right valve.
  7. Unscrew the valve assembly from the cabinet and pull it out.
  8. Loosen the hose clamps and remove the hoses from valve assembly.
  9. Connect the hoses to the new valve assembly. Reinstall the valve assembly and the top panel in reverse of the steps above.
  10. Reconnect the fill hose and open the water supply valve.

Jan 26, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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I have a ge washer wpsr3120w0aa that leaks water when rinsing


Servicing Water Inlet ValvesIf the washer won't fill or fills very slowly, if it overfills, or if the water is the wrong temperature, the water inlet valves could be faulty. These components are easy to locate and very easy to replace, at little cost. When you suspect an inlet valve is faulty, first check to make sure the water faucets are fully turned on and properly connected to the hot and cold inlets of the valves. Then check the screens in the valves; if they're clogged, clean or replace them. If water doesn't enter the tub, set the temperature control to the HOT setting. If there is no water, set the control to the WARM setting. If all that comes out is cold water, the hot-water inlet valve is faulty. Reverse the procedure to test the cold-water valve, setting the control first on COLD and then on WARM. If the tub overfills, unplug the washer. If water still flows into the tub, the valve is stuck open. In any of these cases, the valves should probably be replaced. To check the valve assembly:


how-to-repair-a-washing-machine-2.jpg
©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
If an inlet valve is faulty, check the water connection and the
valve screens. Try gently tapping the solenoids;
if this doesn't work, replace the inlet valve assembly.

Step 1: Remove the back service panel and disconnect the hot-water and cold-water hoses to the valves.

Step 2: Remove the hoses connected to the valves inside the cabinet. Also disconnect the wires from the terminals. Back out the screws holding the valves to the machine. The inlet valves have solenoids (a coil of wire that carries a current) inside the housing. These can be tested, but chances are the valves are simply worn out.

Step 3: Tap the solenoids with a screwdriver handle. If this doesn't work, replace the entire inlet valve assembly. Repairs usually cost more than a new part. Make sure the replacement valve assembly is exactly the same type as the old one. Install it in reverse order of the way you disconnected the old one.

Troubleshooting Water Leaks

Water leaks in a washer are often difficult to trace. There are many possibilities to look for. The problem could be a loose connection, a broken hose, a cracked component, or a defective seal. It could also be a hole in the tub. If a hole in the tub is the problem, it's usually best to replace the washer.

Most leaks can be eliminated by tightening water connections and replacing deteriorated components. To stop a leak:

Step 1: Check the lid seal. If faulty, replace with a new gasket.

Step 2: Check the hoses at faucet connections. Tighten connections or replace hoses.

Step 3: Check the hoses at water valve connections. Tighten connections or replace hoses.

Step 4: Check the drain hoses. Tighten connections or replace hoses.

Step 5: Check the inlet nozzles. Tighten connections or replace nozzles.

Step 6: Check the splash guard. Tighten connections or replace.

Step 7: Check any plastic valve. Tighten connections or replace.

Step 8: Check the outlet hose to drain. Tighten connections or replace hose.

Step 9: Check the water pump, using the procedures that follow.

Aug 29, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Water does not shut off. Water flows constantly


Servicing Water Inlet ValvesIf the washer won't fill or fills very slowly, if it overfills, or if the water is the wrong temperature, the water inlet valves could be faulty. These components are easy to locate and very easy to replace, at little cost. When you suspect an inlet valve is faulty, first check to make sure the water faucets are fully turned on and properly connected to the hot and cold inlets of the valves. Then check the screens in the valves; if they're clogged, clean or replace them. If water doesn't enter the tub, set the temperature control to the HOT setting. If there is no water, set the control to the WARM setting. If all that comes out is cold water, the hot-water inlet valve is faulty. Reverse the procedure to test the cold-water valve, setting the control first on COLD and then on WARM. If the tub overfills, unplug the washer. If water still flows into the tub, the valve is stuck open. In any of these cases, the valves should probably be replaced. To check the valve assembly:


how-to-repair-a-washing-machine-2.jpg
©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
If an inlet valve is faulty, check the water connection and the
valve screens. Try gently tapping the solenoids;
if this doesn't work, replace the inlet valve assembly.

Step 1: Remove the back service panel and disconnect the hot-water and cold-water hoses to the valves.

Step 2: Remove the hoses connected to the valves inside the cabinet. Also disconnect the wires from the terminals. Back out the screws holding the valves to the machine. The inlet valves have solenoids (a coil of wire that carries a current) inside the housing. These can be tested, but chances are the valves are simply worn out.

Step 3: Tap the solenoids with a screwdriver handle. If this doesn't work, replace the entire inlet valve assembly. Repairs usually cost more than a new part. Make sure the replacement valve assembly is exactly the same type as the old one. Install it in reverse order of the way you disconnected the old one.

Aug 29, 2009 | GE WBVH6240F Front Load Washer

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The cold water will not run.


Servicing Water Inlet ValvesIf the washer won't fill or fills very slowly, if it overfills, or if the water is the wrong temperature, the water inlet valves could be faulty. These components are easy to locate and very easy to replace, at little cost. When you suspect an inlet valve is faulty, first check to make sure the water faucets are fully turned on and properly connected to the hot and cold inlets of the valves. Then check the screens in the valves; if they're clogged, clean or replace them. If water doesn't enter the tub, set the temperature control to the HOT setting. If there is no water, set the control to the WARM setting. If all that comes out is cold water, the hot-water inlet valve is faulty. Reverse the procedure to test the cold-water valve, setting the control first on COLD and then on WARM. If the tub overfills, unplug the washer. If water still flows into the tub, the valve is stuck open. In any of these cases, the valves should probably be replaced. To check the valve assembly:


how-to-repair-a-washing-machine-2.jpg
©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
If an inlet valve is faulty, check the water connection and the
valve screens. Try gently tapping the solenoids;
if this doesn't work, replace the inlet valve assembly.

Step 1: Remove the back service panel and disconnect the hot-water and cold-water hoses to the valves.

Step 2: Remove the hoses connected to the valves inside the cabinet. Also disconnect the wires from the terminals. Back out the screws holding the valves to the machine. The inlet valves have solenoids (a coil of wire that carries a current) inside the housing. These can be tested, but chances are the valves are simply worn out.

Step 3: Tap the solenoids with a screwdriver handle. If this doesn't work, replace the entire inlet valve assembly. Repairs usually cost more than a new part. Make sure the replacement valve assembly is exactly the same type as the old one. Install it in reverse order of the way you disconnected the old one.

Aug 24, 2009 | Maytag MHWE300VW Washer

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