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Replacing water valve on my Kenmore 45992 washer

Can you send me instructions on the above

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  • terrijo413 May 29, 2008

    Not yet. My husband hasn't had the time to work on it, so I'm turning the water on and off manually right now :).

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Remove the 3 screws at the rear of the machine holding the top. The top will slide back and lift off. Remove the hoses to the machine and the hose from the valve that goes to the dispenser. Unplug the wiring connectors from the valve. Remove the screw holding the valve to the rear panel of the washer and remove the valve.
Post back if you have any questions and I will answer as soon as I can.
Thanks, Mike

Posted on May 23, 2008

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley May 29, 2008

    terrijo,
    Just wanted to follow up on your washer problem and see if you got it fixed.
    Thanks, Mike


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