LOL, it figures I would see your last post after I had already put it all back together?
Ok, the inlet valve fixed my problem. I have hot and cold water and alot more water pressure. It fills up super fast now. I took the time to inspect the inside and it looks in remarkably good shape considering the abuse its taken over the past decade. The "dogs" is my next project. I can do that without removing the cabinet again. Gotta get those parts ordered.
I was kind of shocked when I tested the new water valve. I filled the washer and started it spinning. I had a screwdriver in the switch so I could keep the lid open since it spins off balance very easily. When the spin cycle finished, the agitator seemed to lock up and the whole washer jerked as it stopped with a real loud bang. The washer rotated a good 6 inches when it stopped. The floor is ceramic tile and, due to neglect, had a liberal amount of liquid detergent on it from a leaky container. I attributed the rough stop to the slippery floor and counter force. I removed the washer and scrubbed the floor spic and span and dried it. I had the wife clean the four feet of the washer while I leaned it back as well. I reran the test once I had the washer back in place and leveled. Again, it jerked to a halt and moved the washer but not as much. Both times I had "overridden" the top door switch. Just out of curiosity I closed the washer and let it spin again, this time the brake kicked it and it stopped normally. Should I be concerned about this?
Anyway, thanks for all you guys help. You made a tough job easy for a newbie and I thank you for that.