washing machine is slow to fill with cold water

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

ModelLSR8233EQ0

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Roy From Nash, TX

Nov 15, 2007

188 out of 203 people found this instruction helpful

My washing machine became slower and slower to fill over the past several months. It also made a loud squeeling noise during fill-up (all this was on the cold water side only). I removed the old water inlet valve and tore it down, expecting to find corrosion or trash that was blocking the valve from opening completely. Turned out to that the rubber diaphragm / seal was permanently "kinked", making it difficult to open the valve. The hot water seal was fine, but to make sure, I swapped them and re-assembled the washer. Now the problem was with the hot water, confirming what I thought. I ordered a new water inlet valve on Monday night and received it Wednesday! Installed it within 30 minutes and it works perfectly now. I am very pleased with PartSelect.com. I will definitely be a repeat customer, but hopefully it won't be anytime soon. ;)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket

Part Number: PS334646

$17.97
In Stock