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Kenmore 110.92274100 Rear Panel Access - Cold Water Problem

Regardless whether we are using cold water wash or rinse, the cold water flow is restricted (flow is much less than hot - warm cycle is almost hot). Diconnected the cold water hose from washer and found water flow to be normal. Checked filter where cold water hose connects to washer, and it is normal. I suspect I need to replace the mixing valve located just inside the rear panel. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how to remove the rear panel and/or access that valve. Moreover, I don't know whether I will encounter any issues while attempting this replacement. I'm not a traditional fixit guy, and what may be intuitive to someone else, may not be to me.

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The top panel comes off via 2 screws that hold control panel on
once this done yuo can lift the whole hob and front and side panel to expose the workings
the cold water valve has a filter inside the water entry so to check this just take off the hose to the machine and look inside hole
if this is ok then you may need to replace water inlet valves
i presume you have high pressure water if not buy valve that is for low water pressure

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