I had cross-threaded one of the water inlet valves when I changed water hoses. Even though it was not leaking, I decided to change out the valve. I had been through a water leak in the house years ago - not fun and very expensive.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

Tom From Midland, TX

Feb 22, 2011

1 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

It was very simple to change out. I first marked the hoses - hot and cold. Turned off the water supply and unplugged the washer. Disconnected the hoses to the valve, unscrewed the screws holding the valve inplace, drained hose into a bucket, removed clamp and hose from the outlet side of the valve, and removed 2 sets of wires (wrote down the wire color to match the hot/cold hose). To replace was just as simple in reverse order. I made sure to not cross-thread the hose this time. Took less than 15 minutes. If I can do it - anyone can. The part was at my house in just a few days of ordering - great instructions.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS2020520

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