Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance1 - 4 years
Brian From Mount Airy, MD
Sep 26, 2009
17 out of 20 people found this instruction helpful
The best way to access the water value was through the rear of the stackable washer/dryer by removing the back access panel (3 screws with nut driver). It was also necessary to remove the large back panel where you access the drive belt to get you hands up to the valve. It was a little tight accessing the valve unit from the back but definitely better then removing alot more to access through the front.
Once the back access panels are off you will see the blue water valve. it has (3) water hose connections and (5) electrical connections. Make sure to label each of the water hoses and electrical connections before removing them. The hoses simply are held on by hose clamps (use a screw driver) and the electrical connections just slide off the contact conductors. Real simple but again it is a bit tight working from the small access panel.
I marked all of the hose and electrical connections prior to removing anything. The removed all connections and slipped out the water valve. Simple reconnected water hoses and electrical connections replaced both access panels and all systems were a go.
Definitely a relatively easy fix for a do it yourself project. Part was only $70 (included shipping). Repair cost for the Maytag man was quoted at $450 for visit labor and parts.
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Part Number: PS2020338