The washer will not fill with cold water
Answer The valve that allows cold water in could be faulty and will not open to allow the unit to fill. To find the correct water valve we would need a model number.
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Slow fill up. How do you clean water valves?
Answer Undo the hose on the faucet side and undo the hose on the valve side and pop out the screens. You can use a small amount of white vinegar and hot water to soak them clean.
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No cold water, probably water inlet valve? This is a red body one, trying to reinstall cold on top of hot on outside panel, but valve is marked opposite. Any suggestions?
Answer Hello Jeff, the correct water valve for this unit is 285805. The cold side generally is on the right side of the unit or in this case it will be cold on top and hot at the bottom. Hope this helps!
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I have a old maytag washing machine. The cold water doesn't shut off but the hot water does. We looked online and we are not sure what is wrong. If it's worth fixing.
Answer Hello Granny1090. 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.
Bought this at a garage sale. When we hooked it up, the water comes in as soon as the water was turned on at the wall but only on the hot side. Is the fill valve bad?
Answer Rob, Based on your post description, Yes, you have an issue in the fill valve 285805. Seems like the hot water solenoid or diaphragm is stuck open and allowing water to flow continuously.
The cold water fills fine, the hot water fills fine, but when set on warm, only cold fills, therefore we cannot wash in warm water. The machine is brand new, and has had the problem since day one. I would rather fix it myself if I can, rather than deal with a warrenty repair. Please advise. Thanks
Answer Hello Bill. This unit uses a thermistor and it is working properly. If you set it to warm, it is going to switch between hot and cold to make a warm mixture, that really is more cold than warm. Here is the reason. Your clothes clean better in cold than they do in warm. In cold water, the pores of the clothing open and allow water to p[ass through. In hot or warm, these pores close and restrict the water from cleaning the stuff. But, you need to hot water in the start of the cycle to break down the soap. So, based on the information you provided, It sounds like the washer is working as it was designed to do.