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Water fills very slowly down to a small trickle

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  • Gary Zapotoczny Sep 07, 2010

    Thanks for your response. It is a Kenmore Heavy DutyUltra Fabric Care,
    Model 110.92281100. Let me know if you need more info.

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This would suggest a couple of possibilities.
Check the following.
1- ensure that the water pressure is o/k, and that there is a good pressure at the inlet valve/s
2- Turn off supply to valve/s, and remove inlet hose/s, check to see if there is a filter in side the opening of the valve/s, clean if req'd.
If everything checks out o/k, then I would say that you need to replace the inlet valve/s.
Good luck

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The problem is in the water inlet valves assembly. Either the inlet screens are blocked or the inlet valves are stuck and not opening completely. Replacing the inlet valve assembly is the best thing to do to address this issue.

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    Jahn27 Sep 07, 2010

    The water inlet valve assembly is part number 285805. Here's how to replace it:

    Disconnect power then remove the fill hoses. Release the console from the top of the cabinet by removing the screws shown below then pull forward and up on the
    console and lay it back on the hinges.




    Disconnect the lid switch harness connector by pressing on the tab
    located in the middle and pulling it up.


    The cabinet is attached
    to the rear of the washer by
    two brass-colored
    retaining clips. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the turned-up edge
    of the clip, located on both sides, and then pry back to release the
    clip from the slot in the cabinet.


    Open and hold the lid while grabbing
    the cabinet front opening then tilt the top of the cabinet toward you by
    pulling the cabinet away from the base. This releases the front and
    back slots of the cabinet from the tabs in the front and back of the
    base. Using the side of your leg and/or body as a support for the front
    of the cabinet, carefully lift up and set the cabinet aside.


    You now have access to the water inlet valve assembly. Remove the valve assembly from the rear panel and transfer the outlet hose to the new assembly. Secure the new valve assembly into position and transfer the wire harnesses to the appropriate solenoid coil terminals.

    Bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the
    base
    of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position. Make sure the
    slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine.

    Reconnect
    the lid switch harness then push the retaining clips back down into position
    to secure the cabinet to the rear of the machine. Reinstall and secure
    the console to the top of the cabinet then reconnect the fill hoses to complete the repair.

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