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My wash machine does not let water in

I believe I need to intake valve

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A solenoid valve is used to allow water to enter the machine at different times of the cycle. The home's shut off valves above the hoses must be on.

The water may not flow if the hose is clogged, the filter at the input to the washer is clogged, the solenoid has failed, electronic control for the solenoid has failed, or a door switch - or other sensor - has failed.

Shut the water valve off and remove the hoses from the washer - note which is hot and cold. Direct the hoses into the wash tub of the washer. Open the shut off valve briefly. Water should come out of both of the hoses at about the same rate. If not disconnect hose from the valve for cleaning or replacement. Then check the hose connection on the washer - remove and clean or replace any filter found. Once cleared or replaced - reconnect hot to hot and cold to cold and try filling again. If still not working, you'll need to check for operating voltage at the solenoid when it should be open. If voltage present and not letting water in - replace the solenoid. If voltage not present - it could be a sensor, control, etc.

These appliances operate at deadly voltages. Please, do not attempt if you're not sure how to perform the work, use the tools and meters or know what you're doing. Good luck!

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