Washing Machine Inlet Valve

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Old 08-18-18, 09:21 PM
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Washing Machine Inlet Valve

I have a Whirlpool portable washing machine. It seems like it's been filling slowly for a while, 30-40 minutes for a large load. Lately it's been shutting off completely before it fills with water. Often during each cycle. I can restart the machine, but I'm essentially running it manually if it shuts down in the second cycle, seeing as how the machine starts from the beginning.

From what I understand, the slow filling water and shutting off are symptoms of the inlet valve problem.

Being a portable washer, everything comes through one hose in the cold inlet. For the first time I tried hooking the hose up to the hot inlet, which I never used before. A large load filled in about 10 minutes. If the filters check out, is there any reason to suspect anything other than the inlet valve?
 
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Old 08-19-18, 04:22 AM
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First thing to check is the filter in the inlet valve. Take a small screwdriver and pry out screen. I find them clogged quite frequently. Pretty common problem. Clean screen and replace it. Do not leave it out.
 
 

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