Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
From the symptoms you have described, it sounds like you may have a water inlet valve (also known as a fill valve) that has become clogged with sediment and has started to fail. Before assuming the valve to bad, however, here's a few items to check:
1. Check to make sure the water taps are turned all the way on (If I'm insulting your intelligence, I apologize. But, you wouldn't believe how many times I've discovered this problem).
2. Make sure the fill hoses are not kinked, causing the water flow to be restricted.
3. Turn off the water and remove the fill hoses from the back of the washer. Check the sediment screens in the ends of the hoses (if equipped - some hoses have them, some don't) and check the sediment screens on the fill ports on the back of the washer. If clogged with sediment or hard water deposits, clean with a a 50/50 solution of hot water and distilled vinegar.
If you live in an area that has hard water, or if you use well water, it is common for the sediment screens to become clogged over time. Sometimes a good cleaning can restore the water flow. However, if the water flow still isn't desirable, the valve may need to be replaced. The following link explains how to access and replace the valve, if required:
Replacement parts may be purchased at any of the following websites:
The first three sites listed also include helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need. If you have questions, or need assistance locating parts, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
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