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I have to manually turn on and off my cold water valve at the wall or it will run non stop. meaning if i forget for a little too long ill flood my house.

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Amana washer will not go through rinse cycle


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If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle, the most likely cause is the water valve. What happens is the water valve will stop letting cold water into the washer; therefore, once the washer gets to rinse it will either stop or not do anything during the whole rinse cycle.
This is because when you selected your water temperature, you selected warm/cold or hot/cold. The hot water came in and you didn't notice any problems. When it got to rinse, the cold water the cold water won't come in. Therefore, the washer does nothing.
To check the water valve, first cut the water off and remove the hoses off the back of the washer. Then one at a time point the hoses inside the washer tub and turn the water back on. If you don't have good water pressure, turn the water back off and remove the strainer that should be in one end of the hose. Inspect the strainer to see if it is stopped up, clean it and reinstall it. Now repeat this test. If you have good water pressure now, reinstall hose and your problem is fixed.
If you still don't have good water pressure, the problem is in your house plumbing and you need to call a plumber. If you had good water pressure the first time you performed the test, the water valve is bad and needs replacing.
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If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle the timer may be the problem. Sometimes the timer gets stuck in the middle of the cycle or won't turn at all. If the washer runs, but the timer doesn't turn, the timer is bad and needs replacing.
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Most likely, your washer's fill valve is leaking. You can probably find replacement valves. I found the AEG LAV1480 parts at several sites.

If your water pipes to the washer have shut-off valves where the hoses connect, turn the water to off after doing the wash. If they don't have shut off valves, have them installed. It's a cheap way to avoid floods when either the valve or the hoses fail. There are some high-end electronic shut-off valves that include a timer so you won't forget to turn off the water. Two simple 1/4 turn shut-off valve (one for hot, one for cold) are cheaper but you have to turn off the water after you finish the load.

To test the shut-off valves when in the closed position, disconnect the hoses from the washer and put a bucket under them. No water should flow into the bucket beyond the water that was initially in the hoses.

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Sounds like a cold water problem. Try running washer set for cold water only. See if it stays running. Most rinses are cold water. If you have low water pressure it can stop due to protection circuit that allows washer to fill for only so many minutes. If it isn't full at end of time span, it may shut down. Try checking inlet valve screens for restriction. Turn off water and remove hoses from back and look into place where you removed hoses. You should see a screen in each one. Scrape out build up with a small screwdriver. Flush out with water.
DO-NOT remove screens to clean. If any debris gets into valve it can cause valve to remain open, flooding house.

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Either the water valve has stuck open or the IM water switch is stuck. Unplug the wires from the water valve and see if the water has stopped. If yes it is the switch, if still running in the it is the valve.
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Very little hot and cold water comes out when machine is on.


Hi. you may have a water pressure issue within the plumbing. i would call a plumber out just to make sure of this possible issue. Until then, you can check the water valve inlet screens for debris or any blockages in that area. Make sure the wall faucets are fully opened on both the hot and cold side. one more thing, if the plumbing and water inlet valve screens are OK and, the wall faucets are fully open, there may be a internal issue with the water valve assembly not opening fully. In this case, i would recommend replacing the water valve assembly.

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Washer won't stop filling


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