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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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.