May 1984 Maytag LA511 top load washer is filling up very slow with water, hot or cold. It does fill up and then works well on all cycles, but initial fill and rinse fills slow. Any suggestions on how to repair would be appreciated. Thanks, Stacey
You will want to shut off the water supply and take the hoses from the back of the washer and check the screens inside the water valve. Make sure that the screens are not clogged. Also check take the hoses from the supply and check to make sure that there is no clog there. If there is no clog then you would need a new water valve as long as water pressure is good.
Cold water will not work during fill or rinse, inlet screen is NOT clogged, would this be temperature switch or water valve issue?
Answer Hello Stanley homeowner. Test for power coming to the cold water valve. If there is power there, and the water does not fill, you will need to order and replace the water valve on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Leaking water intake valve?
Answer Hello. You will turn off the power and water to the unit. Then remove the screw and bracket from the back. Make sure the hoses are off the valve first. Then remove the wires and fill line and install new valve into the unit.
No hot water comes into washer. The warm and cold works.
Answer Hello Robert,
This sounds like a defective water temperature switch 206216.
Washer was filling up with water and stopped suddenly. Washer will not fill up with hot or cold water anymore. It will spin but not rinse. No noises are being made.
Answer Hello Dan,
You will want to check to make sure that there is power getting to the water valve. With the timer turned to the on position and supposed to call for water, check to make sure that you are getting 120vac to the valve. If the unit is not agitating at all then the water valve would need to be replaced. If the unit agitates but does not fill then the pressure hose may be clogged and you will want to check this. If it is clear then the pressure switch would be the cause of the unit not filling.You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Washer will overflow with water. Water not shutting off.
Answer Hello Grl. If you can stop the water from entering the machine by turning off the timer or unplugging the unit, you will need to look for a bad pressure hose or replace the pressure switch. If the only way to shut off the water is at the shut off for the water hoses, you will need to replace the water valve in the unit.
The tub filled up with water with the washer not being used. Would the water valve be the problem?
Answer Hello Brian. Yes, based on the information you provided, you will need to replace the water valve on the unit.