The water temp switch gives hot water on cold and cold water on hot but not always. It can change from wash to wash. Is there a faultyTemp Sensor in the water valve or is this a faulty Temp Switch? or both? Thank you.
Answer Annette, If the water supply temperatures are neither too hot or too cold, the issue should be in the Water Temperature Switch W10114118. The thermistor in the fill valve seldom has an issue, but it can be disrupted or operate erratically when the water supply temperature is too low or too high. If the cold water temp is in the 40 to 50 degree range and the hot water temperature is in the 120 degree range, then suspect the water temperature switch as the culprit.
I have to turn on my washer several times before water starts to flow and prior to the water flowing I hear a clicking sound from the back of the washer. Is this an indication that Valve AP3129717 is starting to fail?
You will want to check to make sure that when you turn on the power and the unit is not filling that you are getting power to the water valve. If so then check the screens in the valve to make sure that they are not clogged. If this checks ok then replace the valve.
So the temperature will switch every few loads. on a "cold" load we get hot water, and vis versa. The hoses are fine. typically I just switch the hoses. But I'm getting tired of pulling the washer out. will this fix it?
Answer Hello Jess,
The valve would not cause unit to switch cold and hot water. This would be power being sent to the valve which would be caused by the automatic temp switch. or ATC sensor. If it is the sensor then the valve would need to be replaced.