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I have a maytag model mav8551aww that will not shut off water when turned on, even if unplugged.  I think I need to replace the water inlet valve, but do not know how to get to the part. Would appreciate some help. Jim

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Searspartsdirect.com carries your part for about $25. Just type in your model number in the Search menu and look under the "Cabinet" heading for item #2 (part # 22004333). Repairclinic.com also carries the part for a little less (around $23). Look for item number 1057502.
You will need to lift the top of the washer cabinet to access the valve. Look along the front where the top of the cabinet meets the front. There should be a retaining clip holding the top in place about 2 inches in from each side. Take a putty knife and insert it in the seam and push in while lifting up on the washer top. The top will release allowing access to the inside. You can also remove the front panel if you need to. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need further guidance.

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