Water Inlet Valve with Bi-Metal Thermistor

PartSelect Number PS1488129

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:

  • Will not stop filling with water.
  • Leaking.
  • No hot or cold water.
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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve with Bi-Metal Thermistor

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerSteve from New Hope PA

Machine did not stop filling

It was surprisingly easy to get the machine apart:

- unplug power
- undo hot/cold water hoses
- remove two screws holding the control panel (box on top with the knobs) to the machine top
- unhook two brass colored clips holding control panel to machine top
- unplug the wiring harness secured to the top
- remove two bolts on top of back, and two on bottom

Very easy once you get started. The inside of the machine was very accessible and everything is very modular and easy to replace.

The problem for me was that after diagnosing the problem online and receiving the part, I found the *real* reason the machine did not stop filling. Inside the control panel was a large mouse nest (made mostly with a chewed wiring schematic) and mouse. It had chewed completely through the rubber hose connecting the water level switch to the tub. So when the tub filled, the switch never got the signal to shut off. Got rid of the mouse and replaced the hose. Wound up installing water mixing value anyway since I had the part and the machine apart. The old valve had a lot of crud built up in it. With the new value the water pressure was much better.

So the moral might be to take your machine apart and have a look around before ordering the part...it may not be what you think...

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve with Bi-Metal Thermistor

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRobert from Grants Pass OR

Water inlet valve would not shut off

removed the cover from around the tub to be able to reach the valve. Used a digital camera to record the steps of removing parts, also made alist of the screws and there length and where they where used.

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve with Bi-Metal Thermistor

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerHarrison from Whittier NC

Cold water overfill no cut off

turn off power (unplug) turn off water, drain all lines,
remove back of washer. remove old inlet valve, replace with new one, check all conection ( electronic and water ) replace back check operations after hook ups are made

fixed

Harrison

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