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Cold water line

The machine is 10=12 years old and in great shape i got it used, a few weeks ago from a storge sale. the cold water dose not work . when I try to run a cold water cycle it sound like there is air in the line,and make the hose shake really bad, I swape out the cold for the hot and it ran fine so it is the machine and the the water line. when I only use hot water it is ok but when I use warm or cold only is when I have the problem.

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  • chaitra1 Oct 09, 2008

    My Whirlpool Thin Twin has a very similar problem. The cold water fills VERY slowly. It takes over an hour to wash a small load. Will these solutions possibly work for me, too?

  • edifice May 04, 2009

    I have the same problem with slow filling. I pulled out the screens and cleaned them but it was evident that was not the problem. Then i pulled out the entire valve mechanism. It looks fine like there is nothing wrong with it but there is no way to tell if the electrical is actually making the valve open and close correctly. The electricity does turn the valve on and off but I'm not sure the valves are opening fully or not. To begin with they are magnetic and just moving them manually they are very hard, the rubber parts seem to be hard to pull or push by hand (even thought they are very pliable not dried out or stiff) I would wonder if the small magnetic cylinders with the little spring would even have enough force to open and close these rubber valves. It seems the valve itself is a pretty poor design. The pinhole passages for the water through the valve are so tiny its a wonder water gets through the valve at all. The hoses, screen filters are all clear. Is this just a valve design problem inherent with all these washers??. I don't want to spend money on replacing the valve and find out that its going to continue to fill up slow because its just the way the valve is designed. It takes over an hour just to do one load. Water just trickles into the washer. The fill rate does vary depending on Cold/Cold, Cold/Hot, Warm/Hot etc settings. I can't figure it out.

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There should be filter screens in the water valve and/or hoses. These can be cleaned, but are an inexpensive hardware-store part. Sediment in the water supply can clog the screens. The cold causes more problems than the hot because the water heater acts as a settling tank. Do not operate the washer without the screens as the sediment can cause a valve to remain open.

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This may be a prob with your house plumbing - its called water hammer and usually happens with high water pressure. may work better if you turn down the inlet tap

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Replace water valve and fill hoses

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