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    • Part Number: AP3175369
    • MFG Part Number: 3979346
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I'm not getting hot water into the machine during fill up. I cycle the temperature switch from cold, cool, warm and hot a few times and I get hot water but at a slower rate than the cold. It cycles from hot to cold during fill up with the pressure much greater when the cold water comes into the machine. I checked the resistance on the water inlet valves and I'm getting 1,000 ohms on each and I understand that means they are working normally. Do you think the problem is the valves are faulty, screen clogged or is it the water temperature switch.

Rich for Model Number WTW5600SQ0

ANSWER Hello Rich, The first suspect is the mechanical workings of the water inlet valve. If it opens once in a while, but only lets part of the water pressure though, as long as the water pressure to that hose is good, the valve 3979346 has most likely failed. The only way I would suspect the screens to be blocked is if a water heater has been changed recently or there has been another water heater issue. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, January 20, 2014

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