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Water Inlet Valve Assembly

Part Number: AP3175369
MFG Part Number: 3979346
Made by: Whirlpool
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This is a washer water inlet thermostatic valve with 4 terminals.

Genuine Whirlpool part. Whirlpool brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Admiral, Norge, Roper, and others. See all items in Washer Valve.
Whirlpool also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.

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Part Number 3979346 (AP3175369) replaces 3979347, 8578342, 940831, AH731801, EA731801, PS731801.

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Water valve sticky could stay stuck Gordon T. • Austin, TX • July 24, 2014

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Water inlet valve did not open to let water into washing machine Joyce S. • Endwell, NY • July 01, 2014

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How to Replace Water Inlet Valve Assembly #3979346

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Water Inlet Valve Assembly #3979346 for Washer made by Whirlpool, Roper, Kenmore, Maytag, Estate. Note: This video is intended to give you the general idea of the part replacement procedure. Your appliance may differ depending on the manufacturer and model.


 

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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?

Dave for Model Number wtw5840swo

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How to bypass the thermistor on the water valve?

Jose for Model Number cam2762rqo

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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.

Don for Model Number LSQ9549PW2

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Hot water doesn't flow smoothly during fill up. It fills correctly for about 5-7 seconds, then it sputters erratically...then it fills correctly...then sputters. Warm water does something similar except it cycles the sputtering from warm to cold water. Cold water fills correctly without flaw. I unhooked the hot water line from the washer and filled a bucket to test the water valve/water line and it filled the bucket with a nice smooth flow. Is this a faulty water inlet valve?

Volkan for Model Number MVWC300VW0

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Upon water fill, if I select the temperature to warm or hot, the water pulses and causes water hammer issues. The screens on the water inlet valve are clean. Both water lines have no issues when the washer is disconnected and I drain into a bucket. The cold water fill is perfectly fine. This only happens with warm and hot filling cycles. Warm water fill pulses between cold and hot water. Hot water fill pulses on its' own. Warm and hot water fillup causes water hammering. Is this a bad water inlet valve assembly? BTW, this issue has occurred the entire time I've owned the unit. My water pressure is within specs.

Volkan for Model Number MVWC300VW0

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Hello! 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

Kb for Model Number mtw5800tw

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