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Cold water solenoid

Is there another name for this part. I cannot not find a whirlpool part with this name

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    thanks for the answering so quickly



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The part your are referring to is also known as a mixing valve. The mixing valve contains the cold and hot water valves as an assembly.

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Can't get cold water

Probably a water inlet solenoid valve in the back bottom of your machine. It's usually where the cold water hose attaches to your washer. Set your machine to cold and turn it on with your hand on the solenoid valve while feeling and listening for a "click". The solenoid valve is not serviceable so you'll need a new one. Installation is a matter of unbolting the old and replacing with new. Don't forget to unplug your machine!!!!!!!

Jul 20, 2014 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Cold water does not enter the Whirlpool Duet front loading washer (Model: GHW9150)

There are two solenoids back where the water enters the machine ( probably an ugly blue color). Possibly the Cold water solenoid failed or the wire feeding the solenoid fell off. Google Washing Machine Solenoid and you can see what it looks like. The Water hoses literally attach to it

Dec 12, 2012 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Water continues to fill into the washer drum on the spin cycle.


You could have a stuck solenoid valve
Try this: Set the water temp on cold. Turn on only the hot water.
Does hot water try and fill the drum?
If so then there is a problem with the hot solenoid.

Next set the water on hot. Turn on only the cold water. Does cold water try and fill the drum ?
If so then there is a problem with the cold solenoid.

Jan 05, 2011 | Whirlpool LTE6234D Top Load Stacked...

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The cold water will not work. All hoses are hooked up correctly, and the cold water is turned on.

2 screws on timer console . may be on back side. flip console back and remove two clips. body will set off. on your valve to check try( for test purpose only)switching hoses and wires on solenoid ( if cold comes in now, you know you have a bad solenoid)or check solenoid with an ohm meter.

Jan 31, 2010 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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How do you locate cold water relay

There is no cold water relay. There is a water inlet valve with a cold water solenoid on it, though. If you have no cold water, any of the following could be a cause:

1. Clogged sediment screen on the cold water inlet. You will need to shut off the water and remove the fill hose from the back of the washer and check the inlet screen on the cold water inlet on the back of the washer. Clean if necesssary. NOTE: This can be a common problem if you have hard water or use well water. Cleaning with a 50/50 solution of distilled vinegar and water using cotton swabs can dissolve most accumulations of rust and sediment.

2. Poor electrical connection on the cold water solenoid on the inlet valve. Locate the electrical connection for the cold water solenoid (usually color coded BLUE for cold water, RED for hot water) and unplug. Check the electrical contacts for any signs of corrosion. Clean the contacts if necessary.

3. Bad cold water solenoid. With the electrical connection removed and the washer unplugged, take a resistance reading on the solenoid contacts. They should read something around 600-800 ohms if good. If bad, you will need to replace the water inlet valve.

4. Kinked or clogged fill hose.

NOTE: Make sure you UNPLUG the washer before servicing.

If you determine the water inlet valve to be defective, the following link explains how to access and/or replace:

The part number for the inlet valve is 285805 and can be purchased at any of the following websites:

Prices will vary between these sites, so shop all of them for the best price.

If you need a diagram to assist you, the first three websites mentioned usually have excellent exploded view illustrations that accompany their parts lists. You can use these as a helpful reference. The water inlet valve is listed as item 18 under the "Control and Rear Panel Parts" heading.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool, and use Whirlpool parts, so these instructions will apply.

Oct 08, 2009 | Roper RAB5232E

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Cold water problems. No flow. Already replaced houses and removed filter

If your are having a cold water supply problem, check the solenoid at the water inlet valve. I will attach a photo for reference. Use a multimeter or ohmmeter to test the solenoids for continuity. A lack of continuity indicates a faulty solenoid and the water inlet valve will have to be replaced. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Aug 08, 2009 | Whirlpool 3.2 cu. ft. Plus Washer

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Cannot get cold water to come into the washer

Turn off the water and reverse the hot and cold water connections going into the faucet, then turn the water back on. If only cold water comes out of the unit when on hot temperature then you need to order a water valve solenoid which I suspect is the problem or wash only in cold water. They are replaced by removing the back washer panel a couple of bolts, one connector, and two hose clamps. Remember to restore the hot and cold water connections.

Jul 14, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Whirlpool Duet washing machine - no cold water comes in when I put it on cold cycle

Check the tap is turned on
if not fix
turn off taps, check the lint screen inside the hose end (tap connector end) is not blocked
if not fix
check cable connections on cold water solenoid valve inside rear of case
if not fix
replace cold water solenoid.

cold water solenoid valve fails more often than hot, is used on every cycle so bnurns out first.
unplug washer and turn off water before checking cables or replacing solenoid.

solenoid is cheap, common to many washers local parts guy will have one that fits even if it is labelled ge frigidaire kenmore

Sep 21, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Maytag top loading washer

turn tap on---- sorry I thought it Funny

water flow is controlled by solenoid valves attached to inside rear wall of washer.
usually cold water fails first by the most use.
they are simple to replace, can be ordered from local store by model number or by pulling the old one off and taking it in, everybody has them, mnaytag fitsd kenmore fits whirlpool fits just about all.

If only the cold water solenoid has failed, to get the washer going, for use (the result will be cold water wash only)

open the rear panel
locate the 2 solenoid valves, trace the water lines in to the first !+~3inch diameter electrical gadgets, those gadgets are the solenoids.
swap the power cables between the solenoids
put the back -back on
swap the hose connections on the taps
now the burned out solenoid is in the hot water line, and cold water is available for wash and rinse.
If you buy a replacement solenoid then swap cables and hose back. but second solenoid will proobably last as long as first did as long as you dont mind cold water only

Nov 22, 2007 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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