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I have a Maytag Centenial washer, model mvw c500vw1 The cold water barely trickles in, Hot is ok. I cleaned the screens and have great water flow hot and cold at the hose end where it connects to the washer. I am thinking it is a bad water valve / solenoid. First, how do you get the back of the cabinet off to access the valve, or is there another problem?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Ray, a little additional information to the excellent info Zeusfaber gave. The inlet valve is 120V. If you want you can take a cheater cord and see if the valve is funtional. If it works with 120V to it, you may have a problem with the automatic temp. control board. This board mounts directly behind the timer, if your model has it. (Automatic temp settings). I've seen it where if this board fails, you get a hot fill only. Carefull with the test cord, live juice there...Catriver..post back.

Posted on Mar 05, 2007

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It seems unlikely that something went wrong just from moving it unless it got banged up!
It sounds like you may have stripped the hot side.
I'm assuming the water is going in the cold side and out the hot side and out the back.
If this is so and you are happy with just cold water try this:
Go to a Plumbing Store and buy a cap for the leaking intake...if it still leaks you can try soldering the two together!
I hope this was helpful.
Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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Have you tried cleaning out in and around the inlet on the washer (where the cold hooks into the washer)? We had the same problem. When I removed the cold water hose, I cleaned out the end of it and the inlet on the washer-there should be a small screen on the washer side. It does it on cold because with the hot, a hot water heater filters most of the debris out of the water before it comes out and the cold water is not filtered. Hope this helps!

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

mastatech
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It is very possible for it to be a valve failur as these machines have a temperature control incommon, It recieves voltatge through the temp control.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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The water inlet valve is failing or the screens in the valve are clogged up. The valve is most lokely not opening all the way. You will need to replace it. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. Here is a link that should help
http://appliancehelponline.com/topwaterinletvideo.html

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Very little cold water flowing. Hot is fine. Checked lines--all flowing great.


Remove the cold water line from the rear of the washer.
Remove the filter screen from the water valve and clean it.
A straightened paper clip works good to remove the screen.
Replace the screen after cleaning or you will damage the water valve running with no screen.

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Check the hose at the end where it connects to the washer (the inlet valve unit). There may be a screen there also that needs to be replaced or cleaned. If not then the hot water solenoid valve is probably gunked up with the same type of stuff you found in the filter screen. You may be able to clean it enough to get it to work but replacing it is just as easy and not very expensive. (Even cheaper see if you can salvage one from an old machine at the dump or that someone has left at the curb--the units are very standard across many manufacturers in the tU.S.) Both the hot and cold water valves are in the same unit.

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Do you fill the machine with hot water only?

If so, this is what I suspect. The filters in the inlet hoses on the back of the washer need cleaning. Remove the garden hose connectors, remove filter, clean, replace.

When filling with hot only you get a lot of pressure thru one hose. When you rinse, the best you can do pressure-wise is cold rinse -- but the cold water filter is going to be more clogged than the hot so it delivers less water.

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I like to put the hose over in the tub and run some water just to eliminate plumbing problems from that point back. Then, I check the inside of the water valve where the hose connects which you have done. If all this is ok the only thing left is to replace the water valve. I have had some success taking the water valve apart and cleaning it out. About 2 out of 10 will start working but most require replacing.

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Hello,

It sounds like you have some buildup in the cold water valve screen. Where the hose connects to the washer there should be a screen inside the valve. Remove the cold water hose from the washer and clear any debri on the valve screen.

If this doesn't fix the slow cold water flow then you will have to replace the whole water valve assembly. The water valve is the piece that the hoses connect too and supply water to the washer.

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