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RE: front load Kenmore washer Model 417.43142200: Can't get cold water into machine. No matter how I set the controls, the machine fills with hot water only. I have excluded the water supply as the problem and have confirmed the hoses are patent and connected correctly. I am willing to do repairs myself but need to know which part needs replacing. Can you advise? Thanks, Paul

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Hi Paul,


Thanks for using FixYa. From what you have described the issue seems to be with the water inlet valve going bad as This Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve Has Two Ports for Water to Enter one for the cold water and another for hot, so it seems the cold one has gone bad and you'll need to replace the water valve to solve this issue. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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