I ordered a replacement inlet valve #3979346 but there are no screws on the back of the control panel to remove. How do I get the control panel unit off so I can proceed?
Answer Hello Will. You will need to use a flat blade and release the clips under the front of the control panel and flip the panel backwards and unplug the lid switch. Then remove the two brass colored clips and slide the cabinet off the frame by pulling it forward. You can now access and replace the valve 3979346 on the unit.
I need to replace the water inlet valve. There are no screws on the back corner of the control panel. How do I remove it?
Answer Hello Fixxer,
You will need to remove the cabinet from the unit to access the wires and outlet hose. There should be one screw, (usually 5/16 inch hex head), holding the water valve in position.
When I start the washer , even if I set it for small load ,the water does not stop fill ?
Answer Jeff, A quick and easy way to test. Start the washer, while it's filling unplug the power cord from the outlet(watch out for the arc) if the water stops flowing you'll need to check or replace the water level switch and air tube W10339326. If the water continues to flow, the fill valve has a sticky solenoid and will need to be replaced 3979346. Just be careful and repeat the process a couple of times, to be sure.
Your video shows removing two phillips screws that hold the control panel down enabling me to slid the panel slightly forward to remove. I need to replace the water valve. My machine has no screws holding the panel. How do I remove it to proceed?
On the front corner of the control panel there is a sprig clip on either side that you would use a putty knife and push in on it. Once this is done you pull forward and it will release. Once released on both sides you will then roll the control panel up.
How to bypass the thermistor on the water valve?
Unfortunately the thermistor cannot be bypassed on the water valve. This is wired directly into the circuit and the unit will not operate properly without the thermistor in position.
I am having a dripping problem when the washer is not being used, I was told it was the water inlet valve and thermister assembly.
Answer Hello Don! Yes, that is correct. If the unit is filling with water (dripping water into the unit) when not in use you'll need to replace the inlet valve part number 3979346. Thanks!
When I pull the selector knob out to add water. There is a delay to start filling. The delay can vary from 2 seconds to 15 seconds. Would that be the water inlet valve assembly failing?
Thanks for your help
Answer Hello KB. It could be the valve. The best way to determine this is to test for power to the water valve when you start the cycle, and then see if there is no water when there is power there. If so, you will need to 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