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Water fm the cold side have very low flow. have check the hose for clog..clear. check the supply. strong. when the sector switch in the hot or hot/cold water flows but on cold low flow. unit is whirlpool supreme, ultimate care, heavy duty super capacity plus. model and serial are not readily avail.

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You need to replace the water inlet valve. Since you confirmed that the hot water side works fine, the cold water side is not allow a good water flow. It is a relatively easy repair. The part can be obtained a any local appliance supply house or online. To repair, disconnect the supply hoses to the machine, remove the back panel and the part is behind the panel. Hope this helps you.

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Your supply hoses have screens in the ends.....shut off the water supply valves, unhook the hoses and take a look at the screens....sounds like they are plugged.

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Hi Bob,

You can determine if the tank is the problem by connecting a garden hose to the drain that is provided on most water heaters. Before doing this, be sure to shut of the electrical supply to the heater - otherwise you can damage heating elements if an electric type or waste fuel by heating an empty tank if a gas / propane fired type.

If you get a slow flow out of this drain, it means that somewhere in the cold water supply side to / in the tank - there is a problem. Inside the tank, the cold water is delivered by a "dip tube" that distributes the cold water to the bottom in the tank. Dip tubes are used in both electric and gas / propane fueled heaters. Here's a cut away view of a typical tank:



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If the tube is clogged, or there is build up, scale or debris in the supply (cold water) side of the heater, flow rates will suffer. Likewise, if there is a problem with the output of the tank, it will directly affect flow as well.

If you get a good flow rate from the drain, then the issue is going to be on the hot water output side of the heater. Again, the same build up, scale, debris issues on the hot water out put pipe will cause problems with flow. Typcial tanks do not have dip tubes for the hot water side of the tank - as taking hot water from the top of the tank is most desireable and is furthest away from the cold water that rushes in to make up the hot hot water going out.

There's nothing really in the tank itself that can cause issues with flow outside of the dip tube, and piping to and from the tank.

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My Kenmore Elite HE3 keeps flashing F H


F/H error is normally a malfunctioning flow meter. A good indicator is substantially higher water levels than normal, provided the flow switch has tripped its first set of contacts.

Condition
No water detected entering machine or Pressure switch trip not detected.

If after 30 seconds the control does not detect water entering machine and then valves will be turned off and the error code will be displayed.

Or

If the control has turned the water valves on and after 8 minutes the flow meter has detected 10.5 gallons of water passing through it, but has not detected the pressure switch trip, the valves will be turned off and the error code will flash.


Check/Repair:

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

If there is no water in the unit:
1. Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned on all the way.
2. Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in the inlet valves
3. Verify inlet valve operation


If there is water in the unit:
1. Verify Drain pump operation
2. Pressure Switch Hose is in good condition and properly connected to Tub and Pressure switch
Verify there is not a siphon problem
Verify wire harness connections to:Inlet Valves, Pressure Switch, Drain Pump, Flow Meter, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
Check all hoses for possible leaks
Verify pressure switch operation
Verify flow meter operation
Verify CCU operation

If this is intermittent, it would be very hard to determine the cause.
I myself have rarely run into this issue, and when I did, it was mainly caused by low water pressure into the water from the customers water supply, or clogged inlet water valve screens.

Make sure you don't have any duct tape or something around your drain pipe, it needs that air gap to prevent siphoning.

Hope helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).

Jun 24, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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The cold water line now takes a long time to fill for a rinse. Yes, I checked the hose to its wall outlet.


FYI, Only 3 potential issues would typically cause this problem.... in order of simplicity to correct:
1. Clogged screen in the water connector(s). Remove the cold water line going to the washer - both ends. Inspect and clean the screen(s) and blow through the hose to varify that it is clear.
2. Solenoid that allows water into the washer is failing. Reverse the cold and hot hoses. Does the problem move to the hot side? If so, the problem is the solenoid-replace it.
3. If number 2 does follow the hose transfer, the faucet washer has broken and is blocking the water flow. SHUT off the water supply to the house, open another faucet to relieve the water pressure, replace the washer in the cold water shut off valve at the wall.

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When i use cold water it does not flow into the washer. only the hot water side works. i hooked the cold water line to the hot side and the cold will flow. what could be the problem on the cold side?


HI when you take the hoses off the washer look back inside the valve and see if the screen is clogged, if you dont see a clog, you need a new water valve, usually costs around $30-70.00




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Mar 30, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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The cold water fill just trickles, I removed filter it was not clogged, hot water runs fine. I checked water flow at faucet, I checked for kinked hose. Did not find any obvious problem. Is there a check...


Good day,
The washer has a dual valve, Hot and cold. The cold side has failed. Valve needs to be replaced. Very common problem.
Before changing, turn off cold water supply, remove cold water hose at the machines valve, and turn on to check for proper pressure.

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The cold water does not run it trickles, hot water runs very fast


If both solenoid coils check the same, you probably have a clogged supply hose. Check that the filter screens inside the hose (if present) and the fill valve inlet are clear of mineral buildup. Try switching the hot and cold supply lines to see if the trouble moves from cold to hot. If the cold still only trickles in, replace the fill valve.

Jan 25, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Low cold water flow


Hi...
Did you check at the point where hose is connected to the faucet? Have you actually taken the hose where you connected it to the new valve and first ran it unconnected into a sink or a bucket to make sure you have a good, strong flow of cold water? A new valve isn't going to solve the problem if the supplied water pressure is low. Around here I have seen water softeners fail and allow a sludge of crystals and "goo" to clog the screens in the feed hoses on the supply side.

Fist and foremost, make sure that you have a good supply of cold water coming out of that hose. Don't make the mistake a lot of my customers make- They think if they turn on the faucet to the sink next to the washer and there's strong flow, this means everything is ok. The faucet has no screens in it. The hose to the washer does. There are screens of course at the water valve on the washer, but there are also screens in the hoses at the faucet where the washer hoses attach. Check there.

Hope this helps....

~RT

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It could be one of two problems, one simple, one serious.
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  1. Turn off hot water angle stop under sink to faucet.
  2. Remove supply line from hot angle stop.
  3. Place end of supply line in a small bucket to catch some water.
  4. Turn on cold water for a couple of seconds and backflush debris from faucet.
  5. Reconnect supply line.
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If you have steel pipes you may be experiencing reduced flow due to corrosion in your pipes. Reduced hot water pressure in the kitchen faucet is usually the first sign since this is the faucet that is most used in the home.

Repiping is a job for a professional. Another symptom you may need a repipe is orange colored or rusty water.

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