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Thank's for your answer above regarding the lack of intervals of "spray water" in both wash and rinse spin cycles that you provided for me several days ago.
I was ready to order the AP3363282 water inlet valve as you suggested, but then thought I would do some checking to see if there was any delay in the start of water flow into the fill cycles. I hadn't done this before. (I've probably just succeeded in confusing myself, but here goes)...
At the beginning of each fill cycle, wash and rinse water as preset to more or less correct temperature flows into the tub,(rinse is cold only no mater what cycle is used). I just noticed that the cold fill for cold rinse, ebbs and flows from full on volume to about half of full volume, which is still not an insignificant flow. (No other water consuming devices are in operation, nor are any taps open, cold or hot.) You can see the effect of this even during a warm water fill, but to a lessor degree.
Either or both hot and cold start flowing the instant the timer knob is depressed to start a cycle.
So...here's where stupid me is confused.... If the valve is operating instantly, and at more or less adequate water volume to fill the tub, why doesn't the same valve operate for "spray water" segments as the drum spins at high speed?
Isn't this valve assembly just two valves electrically operated that are normally closed and activated to open upon the application of power to one or both valve solenoids? Or is this an oversimplified statement based on observation only?
However, if so then why is no spray water entering the tub when the cold valve, or both valves are actuated for the short spray sub cycles?
I "assume" the spray water enters the tub in short bursts via the Hose Assembly, Part Number: AP3951520 through which the fill cycle water also seems to flow, except that when the tub is spinning it "pulls" the water downward into a spray either by the centrifugal force of the spinning drum, or perhaps lower pressure in the tub due to the spinning. Also possibly "pulling" the weakened valve closed? Thus no spray water?
Please feel free to tell me I am just over thinking this, and if appropriate to just go order the valve! After all you are the expert, not me that's for sure!
Sorry for the trouble on this one, but I'm out of town much of the week and would like to be sure the valve is the only part needed, as sure as can be determined, so that I will be able to have the part(s) waiting for me next weekend when I am home again.
Of course I may have made some assumptions which are not valid!
Happy New Year, best regard, and much success in 2012....RichJ 937 830 0688
ANSWER Hello Rich. If the valves are testing good, then you will need to replace the timer on the unit. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, January 03, 2012