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I have a Kenmore 90 Series Heavy Duty Super Capacity Plus w/ Quiet Pak Washing Machine. Lately I only have hot water (will not operate on cold),and it stops for an hour or two when it gets to the rinse cycle.

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  • bksavs Nov 17, 2009

    Thanks for your help. I'll try this when I get home today.

  • bksavs Nov 17, 2009

    This was helpfull. I'll try these steps when I get home.

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HI. usually when units of this nature have issues with hot and cold water distribution, this will lead to a failed water inlet assembly. This assembly must be inspected for damage. You will need a multimeter for the procedure. This device will allow you to test the electrical integrity of the valve unit.


The water inlet valve can be identified by the water hoses connected to it at the back of the washer. Start by turning off the water supply at the valves on the wall. Disconnect both hoses from the back of the washer. Place the hoses into a bucket and turn them on to confirm that you are getting good water pressure and to clear out any debris from the line.

Inspect the filter screens on both the hoses and the inlet valve for debris build up. If you find any debris, clean it out. Use caution to avoid damaging the filter screens because the screens in the valve are not replaceable.

If debris was not present then proceed to the next step of testing the solenoids. Access to the valve may be easiest by opening the top or the back of the washer, depending upon make and model.

There are two wires connected to each solenoid on the water inlet valve. Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip-on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals ( Be sure to not pull the wires). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.

Use a continuity tester or multimeter to test for continuity. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each terminal. A reading of infinity indicates a bad solenoid that must be replaced. Different brands and models will have various measurements, but the valve should show some resistance if it is functioning properly. Test the second one in the same way as the first. If the valve passes all the above inspections, and tests, this will then, lead to a failed control sector. the control sector can be a control board, or a timer module. replace either the timer, or control board if the valve passes the inspection and test.




NOTE_ It would be wise to preform a hard reset, before proceeding with the inspection. To preform this reset, simply unplug, or shutdown the appropriate circuit breaker for five minutes. Once the time has passed, kindly re-introduce power to the unit, and try a new cycle. Observe the units actions during this retry after the reset. If the error continues to present itself, proceed with the inspection above.

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