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Cold water valve will not actuate on Roper top-load clothes washer

The cold water valve does not turn on, I can get it to work on the hot water setting, however when it reaches the rinse cycle it stops.  The cold water settings will not work at all.  In an effort to troubleshoot further I turned off the hot water tap and then tried the hot water setting and the machine does turn on and try to draw water, this is not the case with the cold water valve as no operating sounds are emitted at all when the machine reaches a setting where it needs to actuate the cold water valve.

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    Same problem here. No cold water will enter the washer. If you wash it on hot it stops before the rinse cycle begins. I'm assuming it's looking for cold water flow for the rinse, doesn't see it and so it won't move forward. Is there a solenoid problem?

  • jlr62767 Nov 08, 2007

    I have the same problem with the cold water cycle. The machine will not fill up with cold water, the cold water comes out for a few seconds and shuts off. I was doing loads of laundry the other day and it worked fine and then on my last load it started doing that.

  • klove2 May 29, 2008

    I have the exact sam problem. i have tried to turn off and on my cold water valve but I can't get it to work.

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    same as above

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    broke the piece that you hook up to the cold water hose

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    mw512 top loader has been in storage for a few years, switched it on yesterday, filed up fine on hot tap but won't draw cold water on cold.



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Looked like all my cycles were screwed up. Could not do anything with cold and also all my rinse cycles were very very hot. After reading above about flow problems etc......I checked my lines at the wall and they were reversed. Cold at the wall was going to hot on the m/c. Hot at the wall was going to cold on the m/ wonder all my rinse cycles were screwed only uses cold water.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008



It looked like all my different cycles were scrwed up. I could not get anything done with cold water, my rinse cycle was very very hot......after reading some of the suggestions about flow restrictions etc.....I decided to check the hoses going to the wall. I had them reversed....Hot at the wall was going to the cold hookup on the m/c and the hot on the wall was going the the cold hookup on the m/c.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008



The water temperature is to hot

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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