Stripped Threads on Water Inlet Valve caused massive leak

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers


Mar 01, 2008

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

For safety, UNPLUG THE MACHINE FROM ELECTRICITY. First I pulled off the silver cover from the back of the machine by the existing Water Inlet Valve. Of course I had to unscrew the two screws holding it in place, first. I then unplugged the two electronic connectors, careful to note which was hot and which was cold. Then I used my pliers to pry the metal clasp loose from the rubber hose which held the inlet valve into place. It was a pain in the but, but that's all I had to use. I also used the pliers to loosen the clasp again so I could jame my replacement inlet valve from partselect into the hose. Now I put the electronic connectors back on. And then set the metal cover back into place and screwed it on tight. Now I put teflon tape on the new threads and screwed on my new water hoses. Worked like a charm. Not a bad deal--about 45 bucks for the part plus overnight shipping to fix a washer/dryer combo I just purchased for 150 bucks from a lady who was moving!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve (Now subbed to Water Inlet Valve)

Part Number: PS2020276

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