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Can not get cold water to enter into the machine. i tested the line from the faucet through the cold water hose and it is ok. hot water works fine. thank you

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Hi,

Your washer's water inlet valve. It will be at the back of the washer take the hose off and see if the strainers are clogged. Shut off the supply of water to your washer. Disconnect both hoses at the back of the washer. You might want to try pointing the hoses into a bucket or a sink, and then turning on the water supply again.Inspect the screens found inside the valve.
back of washer..
if thats ok..
There are two solenoids on the water valve. These solenoids are sometimes referred to as coils.
on the bottom of washer.
There will be two wires attached to each solenoid
Grasp firmly on each connector, one at a time, to disconnect.
Set your multimeter to the ohms resistance scale X 1. Place each of the meter's probes to one terminal. Because the reading can vary from brand to brand and from model to model, there is no one reading you should receive. However, if your test produces a reading of infinity, then the solenoid is bad and the water valve should be replaced.
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