May 1984 Maytag LA511 top load washer is filling up very slow with water, hot or cold. It does fill up and then works well on all cycles, but initial fill and rinse fills slow. Any suggestions on how to repair would be appreciated. Thanks, Stacey
You will want to shut off the water supply and take the hoses from the back of the washer and check the screens inside the water valve. Make sure that the screens are not clogged. Also check take the hoses from the supply and check to make sure that there is no clog there. If there is no clog then you would need a new water valve as long as water pressure is good.
Cold water will not work during fill or rinse, inlet screen is NOT clogged, would this be temperature switch or water valve issue?
Answer Hello Stanley homeowner. Test for power coming to the cold water valve. If there is power there, and the water does not fill, you will need to order and 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
Leaking water intake valve?
Answer Hello. You will turn off the power and water to the unit. Then remove the screw and bracket from the back. Make sure the hoses are off the valve first. Then remove the wires and fill line and install new valve into the unit.