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Maytag washing machine dispenses hot water only wash and rinse

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  • francis ciociola Jul 19, 2010

    It does it when the machine calls for cold water either in the wash cycle or the rinse cycle

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My understanding of the problem is that only hot water comes in when the machine calls for hot and cold water. This implies that the cold water valve is not working and you can find it out by interchanging the wiring of the valve solenoids. That is, connecting the wires of one valve solenoid to the other and vice-versa then restart the rinse function with the machine set to call for both cold and hot water.

The wires for the cold water valve solenoid are now connected to the known good hot water valve solenoid. Hot water should fill in when the machine calls for cold water which will confirm that the cold water valve is indeed not activating, especially when cold water does not fill in when the machine calls for hot water now that the solenoid wiring are interchanged.

Check the wiring connection of the cold water valve solenoid to the timer/control if hot water does not flow in when the machine calls for cold water but cold water flows in when the machine calls for hot water now that the solenoid wiring are interchanged. Make sure the wires are intact and the connections are snug fit. Replace the timer if the above troubleshooting procedures do not find any problem with the valves and the wiring.

Please indicate the exact model number of the machine for the specific procedure on how to access the water inlet valve assembly. You don't have to accept or reject and rate this post to add information or post comments and follow-up questions. Accepting a solution does not stop you from communicating with an expert. You can continue communicating with an expert as long as you need assistance regarding the issue stated herein.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

  • francis ciociola Jul 19, 2010

    it is maytag legacy series and i have since found that this problem occurrs intermittently

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    Jahn27 Jul 19, 2010

    The intermittent occurrence of the problem may signify a loose connection. Proceed with the troubleshooting advice outlined in the previous post. Disconnect power to the machine prior to servicing.

    Insert a plastic putty knife between the Top Cover and Front Panel as shown then press the locking clip to release the Top Cover. Do the same to the other on the other side of the machine. Support the lid with free hand and flip the Top Cover to the rear of the machine until it comes to rest on hinge stop.


    The water inlet valve assembly can now be accessed for inspection and troubleshooting.





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