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Water is leaking into the washer from the water inlet hole in the upper left area inside the door when the machine is turned off. Turned off the hot water valve and the leak stopped. Any suggestions? Thank you

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  • Eric Hansen Sep 07, 2010

    Thank you very much for the quick reply and easy to follow instructions. Your solution should solve this problem. I think I will order the valve over the internet since shutting off the hot water solves the leak for the short term. Thanks again for your expert advice.
    Eric

  • Eric Hansen Sep 11, 2010

    Just thought I would let you know the progress on this repair. Ordered the part for about $50.00 delivered and received it Thurs., Sept. 9th. Just got through installing the new valve (took less than 45 mins. total time) and the washer works like new. Thanks again for all you help. If we ever have another appliance maintenance concern, you will be the first person I contact. You're the best!

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description..."Turned off the hot water valve and the leak stopped"


...you likely have a faulty inlet/water valve. there's an easy way to confirm or dismiss whether it is the valve or not, but you've already done that, so you can skip over the diagnosis and go straight to the solution/install below.

1) First drain the standing water which presently exists, if any.

2) Unplug the washer from the wall/power outlet and allow a period of time to pass, 12 hrs or so. If the unit has standing water in it after wards you need a valve.

If it doesn't have water in it after-wards then the valve is being energized when it is plugged in even when it should not...that indicates a faulty control unfortunately, but not very likely.

The valve # is 8182862 and varies in pricing around $40 - $75.


It should be available at most brick and mortar appliance part locations or if you prefer on-line shopping try "searspartsdirect.com" "repairclinic.com" or "appliancepartspros.com" to name a few.

To swap out the valve simply follow these steps...

**Unplug the unit from the wall before attempting any repairs suggested here...safety first**

1) turn off the water and unfasten the hot & cold fill hoses going to the washer.

2) remove the three screws along the back of the top panel and then slide the top panel back slightly and pull up. The panel should lift away.

3) in the left rear corner ( when observing from the front of the washer )you should now see the valve.

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4) remove the wires, carefully the harness has little release tabs which must be bent back slightly to pull the wire & harness off.

5) remove the hose to the dispenser assembly, a pair of pliers or vise-grips works well here.

6) remove the screw on the outside back wall of the washer and pull the valve out, voila !

465fa60.jpg Reverse order to put the new one in and good job. You potentially saved yourself $200 or more for parts and labour.

Hope this answers your question but more importantly solves your problem.
Thanks for choosing FixYa for your repair solutions today. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Please take a moment and rate the solution provided for you as well as a testimony if you feel it warranted.

Good luck.


Regards,


Macmarkus :)

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 07, 2010

    Hey Eric, glad you found my post helpful and accepted my solution.



    Let me know if you need any further assistance after you get the part.



    Thanks again for choosing FixYa.



    Regards,



    Macmarkus :)


  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 11, 2010

    Hello again,



    Glad it all went well for you Eric. Having a functional washer is awesome !



    All for around $50, ( plus your time of course ) pretty tough to beat that, good job...you did the work.



    Thanks again for coming to FixYa. please spread the word.



    Regards,



    Macmarkus :)

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