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Whirlpool topload washer....there is a small inlet filter where the cold water enters the machine. I accidentally broke it and now I cannot get the cold water to stop running. Does this filter have to be inserted in order to make the cold water stop when I press in the button??

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you have debris caught in your valve which wont let the valve close. the back of the machine has to come off and you have to remove the whole valve assembly and clean it out. they are servicable. its slightly complicated but if you were able to get that screen out you could probably do it. first unplug it. the assembly the hoses go into(red plastic?) inner part has to be taken out and has to come apart. have a digi cam handy and take pictures. begin removing the bolts on the back of your machine. then once the back is loose GENTLY remove the outlet hose and the wiring harnesses and the bolts that hold it to the back of the machine. now that you have it out study it. it comes apart and has to be put back ((exactly the way you took it apart)0 so be ready with the camera and left brain. remove the additional screws and you will see the springs and the magnet assemblies, the valves and the debris. clean all that out , use your finger to check plunger operation. replace in reverse order good luck..

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