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Replacing water inlet valve

This washer started filling with water while not running, then stopped and was ok. Next load tho it stopped in mid cycle and flashed error code fh. Am assuming it needs a new water inlet valve. Have purchased one but cannot find any info in the manual about how to install it. Looks like you need to access it from the top of the washer? Any wise tips? Am I in over my head?

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  • heather438 Jul 30, 2008

    Thanks. Was a piece of cake!

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    Exactly the same issue.

    Thanks for the help, I had the control panel off per the parts suppliers recommendation, and I was like, uh, no this isn't right. Ran a search and this post popped up on google.

    Thx again.


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First of all, UNPLUG the washer before attempting any repairs, and follow these steps:

1. You will need to remove the washer top panel by loosening the three screws in the back. With the screws removed, the panel slides back, then off.
2. Turn off the water supply valves and disconnect the water inlet hoses.
3. The inlet valve should be very simple to replace at this point. Disconnect the electrical connections and the hose(s) leading from the valve to the dispenser.
4. There should be a a mounting screw holding the inlet valve to the back panel. Remove the old inlet valve and install the new valve in the reverse order of the steps I just provided.

This is should be a fairly straight forward repair that anyone can accomplish without the assistance of a repairman. If you get confused along the way, please post back and let me know. i hope this answers your questions.

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