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Washer fills only with hot water

I have a Kenmore series 80 washing machine that is approximately 10-15 years old. When the temperature selector is set on cold/cold the washer will not fill. The machine will fill when the selector is set to any warm or hot combination only with hot water. Can you please help me.

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  • anberman Jun 29, 2008

    I replaced the valve, cleaned out the lines and cleaned the screens but still have no cold water. Twice after turning the water on and off the cold water ran for about 3 seconds then shut off completely. What else could the problem be? Thanks in advance.

  • anberman Jun 30, 2008

    I am using a basic hose that connects directly to the valve on the wall and the other end to the machine. There are no shut-offs for the hoses.

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You need to check to be sure the cold water is turned on. Not trying to be smart but have seen the valve shut off before. if you have water to machone then the water fill valve is bad and needs to be replaced.

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Disconnect cold water hose from machine. Inspect the filter screen on the cold water connection. DO NOT REMOVE SCREEN. If full of debris, use a spray bottle with a hard spray to remove debris. If unable to remove or cold is still slow, replace valve.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2008

  • Richard
    Richard Jun 29, 2008

    What type of fill hoses are you using? There are some hoses that have a special valve in them will shut of water if a specific water flow rate is sensed....to prevent flooding. I have seen issues with this type of fill hose.

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