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Our machine works fine, but the water just trckles in when it adds water for the rinse cycles. It can take 20 minutes to fill the tub.

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Look at the hoses coming out of the back of the machine and you should see that they are attatched to a water tap with a knob that turns one way or another.. Turn your water taps to full open. If you find that this causes the watyer to stop flowing all together, then turn the taps all the way the opposite way. There should be two taps... one for each hose that goes into the back of the washer... one is hot water, and the other is the cold water.... If the issue you describe is only happenning with the rinse cycle, then I guarantee that the issue is with just the cold water tap being only half open, or quater open. Some people who only wash in warm water, will try to set the temp, by turning on the hot water full and turning the cold water down, to increase the temperature in the wash tub, but this prevents the cold water from flowing in the rinse cycle, causing the problem you describe.

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Check to see if there's good water volume coming through the hoses attached to the washing machine. If there is, check to see if the screens inside the water-inlet valve are clean. (The water-inlet valve is the device on the washing machine that the fill hoses are attached to.) If they're clean, you probably have a defective water-inlet valve. If so, you should completely replace the valve. Replace the water valve with this part.

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