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Sven Cederwall Posted on Jan 19, 2007
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Our washing machine is 3+ years old and recently the washer has on several occasions filled itself fully or partially with water when the machine was idle. The machine otherwise functions normally and these incidents occur after the machine has not been in use for several days. On one occasion, the machine failed to keep the front door locked allowing it to open with resulting water spillage with a surprise machine full of water? It's gotta be some sort of electronic malfunction I would assume to allow for random water filling when the machine is powered down and idle. Anyone have a clue? Eaily repaired?

  • Sven Cederwall Jan 24, 2007

    Catriver, thanks for the prompt response.

    After looking at a parts list for the duet I suspected it might be the intake valve but frankly assumed I would be having troubles during operation as well.

    Anyway, my local parts guy had to order the part so I could not get to the repair for 2-3 days. I just switched it out and you were right, the repair is pretty simple even for a mechanic wannabe who knows enough to be dangerous. Mine is on a pedestal so it's tougher to get behind it but I managed. We'll see if that cures my problem.

    One comment - Whirlpool uses a Torx head screw to secure the valve to the back of the washer body. Very cute - fortunately I have a nice collection of tools as I suspect a Torx screwdriver or driver is not a common must have tool for the average Joe. What a bunch of dopes - I hate when they do stuff like that.

    Anyway thanks a million - my parts guy also concurred with your diagnosis.

    Swede

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Swede, you need to replace the water inlet valve. Part number 8181694. This is an easy fix. Just remove the 3 screws that are in back holding the top on. Slide the top back and you will see the valve. Couple of screws and a clamp and it will come right off. Catriver..post back.

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Just ordered the part for my Duet washer....will advise how it goes.

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