Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repairLess than 15 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
First I disconnected power.
Next I turned off the hot and cold water supply hose bibs.
Once that's done, I pulled out the washing machine to get to the hose connections on the back of the machine, removed and drained the residual water in the hoses.
Note: Since the hoses were fairly new, I reused the supply hoses but replaced the rubber washers. However, if your hoses are older than a couple of years, it's cheap insurance to go ahead and replace since you're right there.
Next was to remove the two end caps of the control unit on top of the machine. This exposes the two screws that is then removed so that the control panel can rotate up and back.
Once the panel is open, I removed the single connector attached to the top of the machine. This leads to the lid open switch.
Followed by removing the two spring clips with the help of a flat blade screwdriver and pliers to keep the clips from flying off.
Once the clips are removed, the top/front shell of the washer is free to rotate foward. At this point, it can be removed or just laid to the side (forward).
This opens up the area to be serviced.
Disconnect the quick release wire connectors, taking note that the red connector is for the hot water control valve solenoid. disconnect the mix hose going to the tub from the valve by using pliers to disengage the hose clamp (catch the residual water with a sutable container). Then I removed the old valve assembly by removing the two screws holding the assembly to the back panel.
Follow the instructions enclosed with the part to preassemble and install the valve.
Reassemble by reversing the process. Check for leaks, test hot and cold water cycle and you're done.
It actually took me more time to gather my tools and pull out the washing machine than the actual replacement of the part!
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