Water would leak into the tub after a wash load was finished also the hot water valve would make a loud buzzing noise before it turned on the water
Robert B. • Robins, IA • January 23, 2015
Appliance: Model LA7780XSNO
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I watched the how-to video on your website to learn how to get at the valve to replace it. Before watching the video, I did not know how to take the washer cabinet apart to replace the valve.
I searched on your website for my washer model, but the exact model number was not listed. I chose a very similar model number and looked up the info for that machine's replacement valve . It looked like it would work in my washing machine so I decided to take a chance and order the valve.
I placed my order mid afternoon. Within an hour, I received an e-mail that the valve had shipped. The next morning, a delivery truck dropped off the valve about 10:00 AM. The new valve looked like it would work OK in my machine, so I started taking the washing machine apart, following the video instructions.
My washing machine is about 25 years old and a bit rusty from age. One screw holding the control console in place was rusted and would not unscrew. I had to drill the head off the screw to get the control console loose. That let me swing the controls up and back out of the way. After that, popping loose the cabinet retainer clips and sliding off the cabinet gave access to the water valve.
Removing the old valve was easy. The new valve needed the included mounting bracket to fit my machine. With the mounting bracket secured to the valve, I attached the water hose to the valve and secured the valve in place on the washing machine back panel using the mounting screws from the old valve. I connecting the electrical wires to the new valve, That completed the mounting the valve. Then I simply had to slide the washing machine housing back in place, secure it with the spring retainer clips, swing the control console back in place, connect the water supply hoses to the valve, and give the machine a test run.
Everything checked out OK and I was done. Total time to do the valve replacement was about 30 minutes. Two things gave me a bit of trouble. The first was the rusted screw which would not unscrew. The second was getting the machine housing to fit back onto the base frame and back plate. It took a couple of tries to get the bottom back corners of the housing to latch in place. The video did mention having to be careful to get the housing corners locked in place, so I was not surprised when I had a bit of a problem with this step.