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.
My three year old washer just started having problems. Sometimes it fills with only cold water and sometimes with only hot regardless of the temp switch position. I think it's bad temp switch, but could it be the vacuum break?
Answer Hello Victor,
The unit has an automatic temp control on it. When the unit sense water temp below 65 degrees it will switch to hot water and if the temp shows above 110 degrees it will switch to cold. It is possible that your atc thermistor is faulty. If it is then you would need a new water valve 3979345.