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In the cold cycle, the washer takes about 3 -4 times longer to fill than in the warm/hot cycle. I

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Old 09-29-2011, 09:59 AM
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In the cold cycle, the washer takes about 3 -4 times longer to fill than in the warm/hot cycle. I ahd a service repair man troubleshoot the problem. Hoses are clear and fitlers are clean and no blokage in water supply. He said that the Water Valve appears to plugged or affecting the file rate. Would this be the likely problem ? My real question is if I do nothing and continue with the operation, what is the failure mode of the valve ? Can it rupture and flood the floor ? Is it a metal valve or plastic ?
Will it do any harm to continue using it as is ?


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Old 09-30-2011, 06:39 PM
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It sounds like the water valve is sticking and not opening completely, although you can test it to see that it is getting 120v when it should be open.

It should not hurt things to use it as is, and it may even correct itself, not likely but possible.

But the best thing to do is to replace the valve assembly, it is not an expensive part and it is an easy repair.
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