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Hot water not entering washer, not a hose or solenoid problem...

The hot water stopped entering the machine. After the obvious stuff checked out fine, we assumed a solenoid problem based on reading some of the problems others had and that we couldnt blow air through the valve when the solenoid was receiving juice. The cold side was working fine, so we ordered a new solenoid which sadly did not fix the problem.

Next, using a voltmeter, we then checked out the juice to the hot water valve and it was lacking (should have done this before ordering the new solenoid). Also we used the juice from the cold side to the hot valve and it works fine (also shoudl have done this before ordering new solenoid). We checked the connections and and the easy stuff with no luck. So we are thinking we have to order a whole new control panel. Question, is this a DIY project or are we out of our league?

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Before ordering a new control board, check the wiring harness to make sure there are no breaks in the wire from the water valve to the board.  If everything checks out, replace the board.  The board is not that hard to replace and all the wire connectors are not confusing.  

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