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Offline jeremytl

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Whirlpool washer water just a trickle
« on: July 23, 2014, 12:55:36 PM »
We have a 10 year old Whirlpool Thin Twin Washer/ Dryer combo


When you put it on a normal wash cycle the water just trickles out, almost as slow as a dripping faucet that won't turn off. It takes forever to fill and you can hear the motor/ pump running. I have a hunch it might be the iron in our well water that might be clogging something in the machine itself, it wouldn't surprise me since our water has clogged shower heads and the pressure switch on our well pump. Is this the likely scenario? If so, what part of it should I start tearing apart? I've never worked on it.

The rest of the washer is working correctly. We are filling the tub up with a hose and it is washing and draining as it should.

I'm grateful for any help.

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Re: Whirlpool washer water just a trickle
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 01:25:41 PM »
I am sure behind the washer were the two fill hose are the water valve is bad.There are screens in the water valve that are probably plug up with rust or other junk and you will have to replace the whole water valve.If you remove the screens you can take the chance of flooding whole house.Take the two hose off at the water valve after shutting off water and put them in sink or bucket and check the flow with out them hook to washer.http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-water-inlet-valve-285805-ap3094541.html

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Re: Whirlpool washer water just a trickle
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 03:22:48 PM »
Wow, thanks so much. I'm going to look into it this evening. I'm grateful for the help.

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Re: Whirlpool washer water just a trickle
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 08:52:31 PM »
What I always do and never had a valve failure is leave hot water on,turn cold water off. Remove the cold water hose at the valve. Put a shop vac hose over the cold water inlet where hose screws on the valve and start vac, start washer on a WARM fill. The water will go in the hot and back flush the screen in the cold. I sometimes stick my finger in the screen area and stir it up. Re install cold water hose, turn off hot and do the reverse.In 36 years never had a valve failure. Just don't PUSH the sediment thru the screen.

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Re: Whirlpool washer water just a trickle
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 10:10:32 PM »
I do the same.

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Re: Whirlpool washer water just a trickle
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 09:03:10 AM »
I,ll jump.For a 10 dollar water valve you would backwash the valve and take the chance of flooding house and i know 36 years never had one flood.I would not chance it.Because in my mind i would worry about this all day that it would flood and who are they going to blame.Also i would change fill hoses and install screen washers in the new fill hoses.By the time you got that vacuum out and did all that i would have the new valve in the washer.>>MY OPINION>>
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Re: Whirlpool washer water just a trickle
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 06:41:57 PM »
Where are you selling an OEM water valve for $10.00? I can't buy one for that.

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Re: Whirlpool washer water just a trickle
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014, 07:02:43 PM »
1 st source Servall $8.80 Part # 285805.

 

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