Author Topic: kenmore clothes washer won't fill with cold water or spin  (Read 6704 times)

Offline jumptrout51

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Re: kenmore clothes washer won't fill with cold water or spin
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2009, 07:02:40 AM »
Use a wrench to tighten the packing nut below the faucet handle to stop your leaks. You do not need new faucets.
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Offline freedive57

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Re: floodsafe hose shutoff valves are tripped by- what?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009, 12:05:32 AM »

After messing around with mine (taking them  apart,  hooking them up backwards, running them  at all different pressures, and finally using the washer  with the faucet  just barely cracked open) I can't see how _low_  pressure  would make them shut off. High pressure shuts them off just fine.

How would low pressure make them shut off?

They certainly did fool me into thinking the inlet valve was bad.

But I was fooled only  because I'm an ignoramus.

The only problem I see now is that if I open the faucet  very little to keep the floodsafe from tripping (and then sticking shut!) when the washer is running, then if something does let go (inside the machine, perhaps), I will have a moderate leak that will still flood the heck out of my house if I don't catch it because the floodsafe won't stop it either.

O well.

I think I'll turn off the faucet when I 'm not doing the laundry.

Still better than beating the clothes on a rock.

floodsafe hoses ...will stop the water if your water pressure drops making you think your water valve is faulty.

 

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