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Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket

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PartSelect Number PS334646
Manufacturer Part Number 285805
Manufactured by Whirlpool

The water inlet valve on your washing machine is used to fill the tub with cold, warm, or hot water for the wash and rinse cycles. This part could have either a blue or green-colored valve body. There are two ports for water to enter and this valve is compatible with a half-inch ID hose. It has two 3/4-11x1/2 NHT hose threads. You may have a faulty valve if your washer is leaking, has no hot or cold water, will not stop filling with water, will not fill with water, fills and drains at the same time, or is noisy. To confirm that the valve is faulty, unplug the washer when the symptom occurs. If the washer continues to fill, then the inlet valve is defective.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Inglis, Crosley.

This part works with the following products: Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not stop filling with water.
  • No hot or cold water.
  • Will not fill with water.
  • Leaking.
  • Noisy.
  • Fills and drains at the same time.

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Question:

Little or no hot water into machine, cold is ok. Screens in hose is clean.

Paul for model number KAWE560WWH0
Answer:

Hello Paul, If you've checked the screens, and if the inlet hoses are not kinked or obstructed you will might have an issue with your water inlet valve circuit. This valve has two solenoids that operate inlets for both the hot and cold water. You can test solenoids for continuity with a multi-meter. If the solenoid has no continuity is faulty. These solenoids are normally not available separately so you will need to replace the complete valve. Make sure you shut off the power or unplug the appliance before performing this test. I hope this helps!

Question:

I turned my washer on today and everything seemed normal and I walked away but when I came back I noticed it is not filling up with water (cold), what should I check for first?

Harper
Answer:

Hi Harper, we suggest checking the valve that allows the cold water into your washer. It could be at fault and not staying open to allow the washer to fill properly. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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Question:

So when I looked through you side about slow water coming in (cold) to my washer you suggested I clean them, which I did. It worked for a little while and now its back to slow. I checked the water valves and the screens and they are clean. What should I do next? Just give up and buy new ones?

Jacob
Answer:

Hi Jacob, if the screens are clear then it sounds like you need to replace the water inlet valve 285805. I hope this helps!

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Question:

My washer is taking FOREVER to fill up!! Neighbor said to check and clean the water valves but how would I go about doing that? I know where to find them but I’m not exactly sure what to do with them???

Ashley
Answer:

Hello Ashely, you need to remove the hose that is attached to the faucet and the valve, and then you can access the screens to push them out. we suggest soaking them in hot water with a splash of white vinegar to give them an all over clean. Best of luck with this repair!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: Jerome from Wichita Falls, TX

Cold water slow to fill tub

I started by shutting off the hot/cold water and unplugging the washer...from there, the back panel(secured with approx. eight bolts) was removed; it proved to be the project's most difficult task. The inlet valve was very easy to remove: removed a couple bolts that secured it to the back panel, disconnected the two electrical plugs and water fill hose. The new valve was installed by reversing the above steps; take note to follow the supplied directions as the electrical plugs must go on the valve in a prescribed manner. The back panel actually goes on easier than it comes off. When reinstalling back panel, be sure the water diverter is properly positioned before securing back panel. The diverter can be seen by opening the washer's lid...it's the plastic thing that channels water into the tub. After reassembly, new water supply hoses and washer were installed, moved washer back into place, plugged it in and all worked like new.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Dave from Coral Gables, FL

Water dripping into tub when off

Removed two screws holding top control section on, and folded back the control panel. Removed two clips holding cabinet on, tipped cabinet toward me and off. Removed and replaced water valve, being careful to mark hot/cold hoses, and secure the internal hose to the valve with the spring clamp. Most difficult part was lining back up the cabinet when putting it back on the base, but a few minutes to line up tabs and get the front of the cabinet UNDER the front groove in the base got it secure. Works fine now.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Ricky from Waterloo, IL

Leaking water inlet valve

1. Unplug washer, close hot and cold water supplies and remove water hoses from washer inlet valve.
2. Remove two screws at the bottom of the front of the control panel.
3 Remove two screws at the top of the back side of the control panel.
4. Remove control panel.
5. Remove two retainer clips that hold the back panel to the top of the cabinet by prying them out from the front with a large screwdriver. (Probably the most difficult part of the job.)
6. Use a socket or nut driver to remove the two screws that hold the valve to the back panel.
7. Lift the cabinet from the bottom rear and tilt the cabinet forward until you can access the valve.
8. Remove the wire harnesses from the hot and cold valves taking note of the wire orientation. (The red one will go back on the hot valve.)
9. Use pliers to open the hose retainer clip and slid the clip out of the way and remove the hose from the valve.
10. Reverse the process and you are done!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from Roanoke, VA

The cold water wash would not work.

Initially, we thought the problem was in the water inlet valve and we changed it out. It went OK although the Kenmore almost fell apart after the removal of a few screws and the control unit.
Only thing was that it was unncessary. The real problem was not in the cold water turn on valve, but in the hose. The hose was special in that it was designed to shut off under emergency conditions. It appeared to be able to passs water when tested at my sink, but when connected to the washing machine and under presssure, it would not pass water. I had installed the part by this time so I left it there. I found the Kenmore washing machine rather flimsy in it's construction and tended to totally come apart once a few screws were removed.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: GEORGE from WEST HILLS, CA

Water would not stop filling out the tube.

1- Remove power connection, remove water connections. 2- Remove the top controller box and free it from its hinges. 3- Loosen the back cover to get access to water valve assembly. 4- Remove hose clamp connected to inlet water valve. 5- Remove the old water valve which is secured with 1/4" screw. 5- For installation perform step 5 to 1 and then test your Installation.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Patrick from RUSSIAVILLE, IN

Water would not shut off

Shut off both water valves and used a cup to catch water from hoses. Removed top control panel that's held on with 2 phillips screws. Remove top screws on the back to gain access. Was able to access the valve by pulling slightly out on the top corner.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: linville from lily, KY

Water inlet valve bad

received valve as ordered a simple installation. everything went well.home owner can do this repair

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Parts Used:
  • Tub Spring
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Janice from BLUE SPRINGS, MO

1. No hot water and cold water filled very slowly. 2. Washing machine severely vibrated and was very noisy.

EXACTLY as your video demonstrated.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Wayne from ZEPHYRHILLS, FL

No problems

I got a few hints from YouTube (how to remove the washing machine casing) and rest was very simple

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Les from GARNETT, KS

No hot water and limited cold water during wash and rinse cycle

I followed the video instructions to the tee. Took more time to move the machine out and put back than to replace the inlet valve.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kenneth from RIVER EDGE, NJ

Orginal water inlet failed due to age, easy fix !

Removed top control panel, removed inlet mount hardware, removed both electrical connectors, removed filler hose, Installed new inlet valve in reverse order. Works fine !

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: James R from Birmingham, AL

Cold water input into the washing machine was very slow.

The hot water hose was frozen to the hot water bibb and it took me a while to cut it loose with my Dremel tool. Removed the cabinet and replaced the water inlet valve easily, then hooked up new hot and cold water hoses. Reinstalling the cabinet was a little tricky getting it lined up correctly. Checked for leaks then tested the washing machine and it ran great with the water filling the machine much faster with the new Water Inlet Valve. I will definitely replace the washing machine hot and cold water hoses every 5 years from now on.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Judy from BERNVILLE, PA

Water would not stop running

Followed by installation on line

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Phillip from EATONTON, GA

Slow running cold water to washer.

1- Unplugged washer. 2- Turned off water supply to hoses hot and cold. (marked hoses H C) 3- Unscrewed hoses to washer. 4-Used phillips head screw driver to take out screws(2) at corners of washer. 5- Slid top of washer forward and lifted top off. 6- Took out retaining clips on each side of washer. 7- Slid frame of washer outward exposing rear panel of washer for access to water inlet valve. 8- Used 1/4" drive to take out screw to inlet valve. 9- Removed inlet valve, unplugged the two connectors and removed clamp from hose to valve. 10- Replaced new inlet valve and reversed the process to assemble washer back together. Total time for repair, about 45 minutes. I now have full running cold water to washer. Thanks guys for the video you provided. Would purchase again if needed. Thanks again!!! Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket Part Number: PS334646

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve with Mounting Bracket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Paulette from FORT WORTH, TX

Inlet water would not stop running.

Unplugged the power while the washer was running, and the water kept on running. The water inlet valve was stuck open. I removed the inlet valve and you cold blow air thru it, it should be closed with no power applied.Ordered replacement from this site it was a perfect fit. As far as the removal and installation procedure, just follow the video as presented on this site. Good Look.

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