The hot water male outlet was cracked and leaking.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Wanda From St Louis Park, MN

Jan 29, 2013

We found a significant leak in the back of the washing machine. We found the hot water male outlet was cracked and leaking. As we attempted to remove the hose the outlet broke off. My husband isn't the handyman like a professional however he can work a work a wrench and is good with taking things apart and putting them back together. He unplugged the washing machine to remove the electrical hazard first. Then he began removing the top control piece and onto the back panel removal. In total there were 7 screws removed. The last screw held the hot/cold thermostat.The piece came out easily and unplugged easily. Important to make sure you know which plugs came from which connection mark them. There is a total of 6 wires. My husband removed the water hose clamp that connected the thermostat to the two water inlets. He removed the piece and went through the same steps in reverse. In total he had it apart and back together fully functional in about 30 minutes. The piece we got shipped saved our rear ends. Replacing the piece was easy peasy lemon squeezy. We didn't have to buy a new washing machine. The piece came overnight and my machine runs like a champ. Awesome deal on the replacement part and it was in stock and easy to install.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve and Thermistor Assembly

Part Number: PS731801

On Order