Cold water inlet was limiting flow, resulting in slow tank fill time.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers

Daniel From Carlisle, PA

Feb 16, 2011

5 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

When selecting a cold cycle, the inlet valve would allow for slow water flow resulting in 15+ minute tank fill times.

I unplugged the washer, disconnected all water sources.

I removed the 3 screws holding the water inlet value and cover. Disconnected all cabling and water tubing. Replaced valve, reconnected all cabling and reinstalled.

While I was doing the repair on the inlet value. I replaced the hose washer and also installed a screen kit at the home water valve. The home is supported by a well and at times sees sedimentation in the water which could have sparked the initial issue to begin with.

I did clean the old water inlet valve once before which fixed the problem temporarily. It was time to replace the entire part.

This corrected the issue.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Inlet Hose Gasket

Part Number: PS1975584

In Stock

Hose Washer and Screen Insert Kit

Part Number: PS2003023

In Stock

Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS2019482

In Stock