inlets cross threaded from water hose connections

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Allan From Tucson, AZ

Jun 15, 2008

15 out of 18 people found this instruction helpful

I unplugged the power cord from the wall outlet, then I had to remove the top panel off the machine by removing the three phillips screws holding the back trim strip to the front top of the machine, than I removed the three 1/4 inch head screws holding the top panel found at the back top of machine. I now pulled the top pannel to the rear and removed the top pannel. Then I used pliers to squeeze open and slide clear the small clamp to the rubber hose to the valve and removed the hose end to the valve. Then I carefully pulled off the four wire connectors to the two solenoids of the valve.
Than I removed the one 1/4 inch head screw found on the back side of the machine securing the valve to the machine. Then I removed the valve by sliding it to the mounting screw side to disengage it.
Install the valve in reverse order but I tightened the valve holding screw only till it's seated because it screws into soft plastic. 6/15/08

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Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS1019151

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