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Help my washer wont fill with cold water

The problem isnt the hose i disconnected from washer and the cold water fills fine from the hose, the problem is that the hot water flows into the tub but not the cold, nor does it sound like it is even trying to so sounds like it simply goes dead at that point will fill with hot though if i put it on the hot cycle.please help me, i have called numerous repairmen who want to charge me 200 plus even one guy said 400 it is a gallery frigedaire model number glws1349as1 and i think it may be the water valve when i looked up the part itself to replace it showed both the hot water and cold water valve as one unit, however the hot water is fine,just the cold water filler is out of commission...helllllllllllllllllllp thank you so much, Tamara

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  • whattaburger Aug 11, 2008

    yes thank you ya know i did that just to be sure, we have had a ton of sedement probs here in the neighborhood, i cleaned out the screen at the cold water valve at the washer, ya know the thing doesnt attempt to fill on cold nor does it hum,just silence, the only sound is my blood pressure pumping blood to my brain when i think of all the money i can ill afford to have someone come out and fixer up. i have however switched the hoses at the wall hot to cold and cold to hot, in order to get any water to fill, i set my washer to warm wash with warm rinse, i forgot to do that at first and went to put in unrinsed wash when the cycle was done, thank goodness this washer has a warm/warm setting and of course it was cold/cold with the hot water hose from the washer attached to the cold water valve at the wallfaucet....holy cow, i do have a new respect for repairmen, thank you so much ya know i didnt pay over 215 for the washer and i think to pay out 200 to fix it not happening, i had one gal tell me their guys would charge 400 to come out and change that part out which costs no more than 25 bucks. i am going to order it and do it myself. my sister found a site for the actual repair manual and another site to show me step by step with pictures(dont laugh I am a girly girl) so i can do it myself. wish me luck,if not at least i might get a free permanent outta the whole deal !!sending a hug thank you for getting back to me so quickly you are wonderful and kind to have done this for me....sincerely, Tamara

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They are one unit but before you replace be sure have ckd the screen inside the cold side of the valve if screen is clean and no hum from valve on cold setting change the valve..i don't think sears would even charge more than 200 and probably less

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