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GE WWSE3160 Washer. Hot H2O flows, cold doesn't- hoses work ok.

I have a GE Model WWSE3160 Washer. The hot water fills, but cold water doesn't, so the cycle can't complete because the tub does not fill completely. I checked the hoses, and replaced them for good measure... but still having the same problem. Hooking up the hot to cold and cold to hot I can do a load with no problem (except have to do all washes and rinse in HOT water), so I feel that the issue is in the valve inside the machine and not the hoses, and that the valve inside may need to be replaced. I would like to attempt this myself but need to know how to order the right part and how to remove the old one properly! Any suggestions?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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TheMobilian
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SOURCE: Kenmore Series 70 washing machine whines and low flow on cold H2O

Yeah you need to replace the water valve. To get to it you need to remove the cabinet on the newer direct drive models, If yours has a rear access panel then you simply pop the top to get to the valve after removing the hoses. Fairly simple job. Here is a good website for direct drive coupling replacement . It shows you how to open the cabinet. http://repair2000.com/coupling.html
GVI 151 is the generic part that fix all belt drive models. Direct drive will need its own little water valve buy hay it ain't but 20 bucks.
For a better explanation post you model number in the comment box and I will research it further for you amigo.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Washer only fills with hot water

Probably a bad water inlet valve. To verify, you would have to check continuity at the valve.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

jumptrout51
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SOURCE: No cold rinse, only hot

Either the wires have come loose on the water valve or you have a defective water valve.Open the lid and look at the water valve. Are all wires connected?
If yes, replace the water valve.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

jsrock516
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SOURCE: Rinse cycle water flow slow

This problem is commonly attributed to a water inlet valve (also known as a "mixing valve") that is going bad. The water may appear to flow better during the intial fill cycle, because BOTH solenoids (HOT and COLD) are typically used during the initial FILL cycle. However, nearly all washers use a cold water RINSE. This means only one solenoid is energeized during the rinse cycle which reduces the water volume even more.

If you live in an area that has hard water, or if you use well water, the inlet valve and/or fill hose sediment screens can become clogged with sediment, calcified deposits and rust resulting in a restriction of water flow. You can try cleaning the sediment screens and the water inlet valve in a 50/50 solution of distilled vinegar and hot water to see if you can dissolve any sediment or deposits. Removing the valve from the washer and allowing it to soak in the solution for about 30 minutes, then flushing it with clean water can sometimes return an inlet valve to normal operation. If cleaning the valve does not work, however, you will need to replace it. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575881-replacing_water_inlet_valve_on_whirlpool


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices will vary between sites so shop and compare. The first three sites on the list have helpful exploded view diagrams to assist you with locating and properly identifing any parts you may need. If the model number you listed this question under is correct, the Water Inlet Valve number is 285805 and is listed as item 18 under the "Controls and Rear Panel" parts listing. The average price is less than $20.


If you have any questions, or if your model number is different, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

kel1guy2002
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SOURCE: Maytag Model A511 Cold water will

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. Your testing of the solenoid was good. My question is this... when the timer stops do you still get the magnetic attraction? If I interpet this correctly; the answer is no. So we are dealing with a power problem. Power comes from the timer straight to the COLD solenoid. (Blue wire)

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/sect/i/e/j/iejjijajjf.gif (wiring diagram)

Power comes in to the TIMER from the lid switch on the red wire of terminal 12. It is supposed to be then routed to Yellow wire terminal 3 and the internal contacts of the timer (buss 14) connect power to the BLUE wire 5B. If your not getting power at the timer 5B / Blue wire lid closed the problem is inside the timer. Just make sure the timer connections discussed above are correct ON the timer.

Maytag PN 2.5639 timer NEW price is around $147.00 for factoryoriginal Used Avg $35.00. Your choice if you need a timer.

2-5639 +Maytag (Net image search)

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly






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