i have an older washer. it washes cold warm hot.it rinses cold.the cold water is not running into the washer.?
i checked the hose. there are no clogs.just wondering if anyone could give me any suggestions on what it could be and how i could fix it.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Sounds like the solenoid operated valve that's turns the cold water on and off is not working.
I like to start with a blow-up drawing of the parts and determine where the culprit might be located, but I suppose you could try just tracing the route from the cold water inlet. until you find the valve. It will have electrical wires going into the top of it.
You could try removing it and seeing if it is plugged, but it likely isn't.
You'll have to get a new one from an appliance store.
- SpockLv 51 decade ago
Yes---You might check the water fill hose ends to see if you have a plugged up hose filter--also check for a plug at the water fill valve.The water fill valve itself may be defective >> coil burned out just on the cold water side <<. Turn the cold water valve off -- disconnect the cold water hose from the fill valve -- stick this hose into the tub , and turn the water back on -- coming out at a good rate ? Ok--all this was the easy stuff you check up front --more serious things could be the wires to the water fill valve could be off / burned -- same goes for the "water temp. control" switch , and also this contol switch can be faulty .Some of the older washers had the "cold-warm-hot" control built into the timer--so depending on where you set the timer at--that"s the water temp.you got--this timer may be faulty(burned points for the cold). So now you can do your wash in hot water only , and when it cycles through drain and spin --then rinse>>it does nothing--it"s dead.You can manually fill the tub with water and it will(should)continue to cycle normal except for any spray rinse while spinning. Of course,as I have learned,it"s best to pull the plug before you do any work on it . Merry Christmas.
- Floyd BLv 51 decade ago
Dose water flow through the hose?
There may be a screen in the cold water connection on the washer that could be plugged.
Or there is a switch that opens the valve to let the cold water into the machine.
Calling in a repair man to work on an old machine don't always make sense. It may be time for a new machine.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Most likely the inlet valve(where the hoses connect to the machine) is bad. You can check this out by reversing the two wires that are not connected together on the two solenoids(electromagnets) of the valve. If you get hot water for cold with the wires reversed and no cold for hot then you know the problem is in the valve. If you however still get no water for a cold setting there is a problem with the selector switch or other wiring in the machine.Source(s): 40 years major appliance repair.
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- Doug RLv 51 decade ago
OK, this could have two possibilities. There is a small screen filter in the fill valve connection going into the washer. On the cold side especially, these will clog and stop or limit flow. These must be cleaned and replaced. If you have all of this clear, the the only other possibility is that the electronic fill valve for the cold side is faulty and needs replacement.
- 1 decade ago
Turn off the cold water valve. Disconnect the hose from the back of the washer. Clean the screen. Reconnect the hose. Turn on the cold water valve. It should work.
- 1 decade ago
My only suggestion would be to check the water shutoff valve. Make sure it's turned on. If it is, and there is no water coming out, you might need a plumber. But if water comes out of the faucet and just isn't going into the washing machine, I'm not sure what to do about that.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
could be an electronic flow switch failure older models tend to be tricky. Or maybe it likes you. Nice answer made me smile.