Hello, my washer started having a small drip right above the tub. There was no water on the floor. Do I need to order the water inlet valve?
Answer Hope, Yes, you're going to need to replace the fill valve 285805 . Water dripping into or onto the tub assembly, is an indication of a faulty diaphragm or plunger inside the fill valve. This could be due to sediment in the water line, or mineral deposits in the water. It will get worse, eventually so you probably need to replace the valve as soon as possible.
The cold water doesn't work on my washer.
Answer Hello Roy,
You should first remove the cold water supply hose from the back of the unit and check for screens that could be clogged. There is one screen in the water inlet of the valve that could be clogged. If it is removed, be sure to re-install it after cleaning to avoid replacing the valve in the near future since it protects it from mineral deposits and sedimentation in the water supply. If none of the screens are clogged, you will need to replace the water inlet valve.
Kenmore machine has a continual water drip when not in use.
Answer Hello Will. You will need to order and replace the water valve 285805 on the unit.
Water fills, but does not stop. Is this the inlet Valve, Timer control, or is there a float/water level control?
Answer Hello Wade. 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.
9 yr old Maytag top load washer. The fill function does not shut off and overflows the tub. I have to turn off at spigot seems to be on the hot side only. Also a sqealing / whistle type sound happened once on the fill cycle. Last year Hot side supply hose screen was clogged and not letting hot water once we cleaned it out the machine operated fine until now. This is in a seasonal home and the machine operates on softened well water is used infrequently but lots of loads 5-6 times a year.
Answer Fred, The post would indicate that the hot water solenoid plunger has stuck "open", and allows the washer to continually fill. As you found out, high pitched noises and squealing sounds during a fill cycle, is usually due to a water flow issue(clogged screens, high or low water pressure, etc.) the noise is the water attempting to flow through the diaphragm and valve body at the wrong pressure. Fill valve failures can occur at any time and can be due to various reasons, It's nothing you did or didn't do, and it's not really an issue in the washer or water supply.