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PartSelect Number PS11739275
This washing machine water inlet valve has two ports for water to enter. This water inlet valve attaches the water lines to the back of your appliance. The attaching solenoids on the valve open and close according to the desired temperature, or amount of water needed.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
We were having some very cold weather and some element of the washing machine was making the fuse blow; probably, I realized, because something had frozen. I thawed it out, replaced the fuse, and all good. But, it started to blow fuses again. Their was no way to tell if it was the motor or some other device. I found the wiring diagram taped to the inside of the cabinet. I noticed that the motor seemed to have thermal protection of its own, and that the only other device connected to the fuse was the water inlet valve. I ordered a new one, put that, and a new fuse, in, and did my laundry.
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Removed face of control panel, removed cover on back of machine that allows access to water level hose. Disconnected hot and cold water supply. Pulled old water level hose off tub. Had to use screw type hose clamps to install as diameter of hose different from original. Removed hoses from water inlet valve. Easily installed new valve. Tilted machine on it's face to access belts. Took five minutes to replace.
Turned off water. Disconnected hoses. Removed screw holding bracket. Pulled out bracket with valve assy. Disconnected 4 wires and slid back hose clamp. Removed hose. Removed 2 screws holding valve to bracket. Reversed order for installation.
Briefly,..never opened or worked on a washer before. But alittle searching on the net revealed an easy repair job. Ordered the part from this website, and installed it successfully. Time from beginning of problem to repair.....3 days only cost me the part...about 43 bucks
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