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I have a Maytag Performa MTW5740TQ0 washer that won't fill on cold. I don't have hot water hooked up to it, 1 just have cold water run to it. When the water temp selector is on "cold" nothing happens, I can hear the the valve activate and a humming noise. When I change it to "cool", "warm" or "hot" cold water starts to fill, on all three settings. I have already replaced the water inlet valve with no luck.

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Check your lines may have them mixed up...good luck

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