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The problem that I have with my washer is that water system fails, nowadays already it does not close the water automatic, and previously the flow of cold water was poor for what always was using cold water and warm at the same time

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Hi and welcome to Fixya. It sounds like you have debris in the water valve inlet screens. Possibly inside the water valve itself. Here is a procedure you can do to try and reverse flow / clean the water valve.

Get a 3 gallon bucket...Turn off both wall connected hoses.

Remove ONE hose from the wall shut off valve and place it in the 3 gallon bucket.

Turn on the hose that is still connected to the wall shut off valve.

Select WARM on the temp selector.

Let the water back flow until the bucket is about 1/3 full. While the water is flowing use the handle of a screwdriver the GENTLY tap in the hose connection at the washer water valve several times to free or loosen debris.

Reverse the hose positions on the wall shut off valve and repeat above until the bucket is 2/3 rds full.

Then turn off the water at the wall and disconnect the hoses from the water valve ONE at a time. One the hose is removed take out (remove) the metal inlet screen from the water valve. You have to use a blade or a scribe on the very outside of the screen to remove it. Take the screen to a sink and using a slow flow of water clean the screen with your fingers / fingernails until you can see through it when you hold it up to a light. Once clean press the screen back into the water valve and then repeat the remove and clean procedure for the other screen.

Reconnect all hoses

Turn on the water and test for leaks.

Check water flow during the fill. You see a remarkable difference.

If there is no change then there is still debris in the diaphram of the water valve. Most often you can not open the water valve and it must be replaced.

Thanks for using Fixya! Kelly

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