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Re: Replacing water valve on my Kenmore 45992 washer
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
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Check to see if the Hot Water Supply Valve is turned on(where the Hose from the Washer is connected). If it isn't, turn it on. If it is, turn it off and unhook the Hose. Check the Screen in the End of the Hose to make sure it isn't clogged. If it is OK, turn on the Supply Valve to see if Water comes out. If it does, you may have a bad Water Supply Valve in the Washer.
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This is symptomatic of a malfunctioning water control valve- not closing fully- the hot water one, if the washer is hot and cold fill, and the cold one if it is just cold fill!
Sorry but it needs replacing and a service call ;-0(
a bad water valve.take off the two water lines,stick them in the washer where the clothes go and open the water valve,hold the hoses when you do this,see if any water is coming out the hoses,if not you have a bad house water valve and the washer is ok.if water comes out then you need to check the water valve on the back of the washer.if you need more help you need to send the model number,hope this helps you.
The problem is caused by a leaking water inlet valve and the only way to solve it is by replacing the water inlet valve assembly. It is an easy "do-it-yourself" fix that only requires a minimum effort.
Water Inlet Valve Replacement Procedure
Remove the three screws at the back of the machine holding the top cover.
Slide the top cover to the back and lift it from the washer.
Put a bucket or pan under the inlet valves.
Remove the fill hoses from the machine and drain the water into the bucket or pan to avoid flooding your floor.
Remove the screws holding the water inlet valve assembly to the back of the machine.
Use a pair of pliers to press the spring clamp holding the inlet hose to the inlet valve assembly and move the spring clamp away.
Install the new water inlet valve assembly and all other parts disassembled in reverse order of the procedure above.
Make sure to clean the fill hose filters, if there's any, before attaching it to the water inlet valve assembly.
That is a bad water valve. Try my washer PICTORIAL for directions on replacing that water valve. NOTE: this is a pictorial of how to replace your drive coupling but you need to bust this ****** loose to get to that valve.
This is usually an indication of a defective water inlet valve (also known as a fill valve or mixing valve). This is a fairly simple repair that you can perform yourself. If you can post back with your complete model number (located around the door opening), I can track down a part number for you.