Question about Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top Load Washer
It sounds like your pressure switch (water level switch) may have malfunctioned. The pressure switch turns off the water source AFTER the water reaches the appropriate fill level. If the switch remains in the shut position, it will not allow the tub to fill. The pressure switch is located under the control panel behind the load level switch. Its a simple repair that you can accomplish yourself. The part can be located at searspartsdirect.com under the "Console and Rear Panel Parts" heading as item number 12 (part #3366845). I would lift the console and make sure the electrical connectors are in place before ordering a new one, however.
Another possibility is the water inlet valve (also known as a mixing valve) is defective or clogged. The inlet valve is what your fill hoses attach to. If you live i an area that has sediment in the water (i.e., hard water or well water) it can accumulate in the water inlet valve and clog the sediment screens. You can attempt to clean the screens by turning off the water source and disconnecting the hoses from the back of the washer. The screens can be cleaned with some cotton swabs soaked in distilled vinegar.
With the fill hoses still attached to the water taps, place the hoses in the wash tub and turn the water on. If you have good water flow coming through the hoses, and more than likely the valve is cause of the problem.
If you diagnose the water inlet valve as defective, you can click on the following link for step-by-step instructions on how to replace it.
This is very simple repair if you wish to perform this yourself. If your model number is correct, the part can be found at searspartsdirect.com under the "Controls and Rear Panel Parts" heading as item number 18 (part #285805).
Both parts cost less than $30 a piece. If you need further assistance please let me know. I hope this information is helpful to you. If the model number is incorrect, please post back with the correct number (located around the wash tub opening).
NOTE: The model number you have listed requires you to insert a putty knife under each front corner of the console and push in while lifting up top release the retaining clips holding the console in place. On some models, you have to remove the end caps and remove the screws underneath.
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