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How do I replace a Water Inlet Valve Vertical Modular in a Top-Load Washer?

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Shut off the electricity and water

    Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. The washer needs the water supply valves turned off. Wear gloves when working. An assistant will help pull the washer out of the wall.

  2. Disconnect the fill hoses

    Can you remove the fill hoses from the back of the washer by moving the washer? Before you remove the fill hose, mark which goes to the hot and which goes to the cold. Carefully remove both hoses with channel lock pliers. Expect some water to come out. To prevent slipping, wipe up water spills with a towel.

  3. Release the control console

    The back of the control console has screws that need to be removed. Push the control panel back and slide a knife under the corner. To release the retaining clip, push the panel with the knife blade. The procedure should be repeated on the opposite corner.

  4. Remove the water inlet valve's mounting screws

    Rest the control console on the top of the washer. Remove the 2 screws that hold the valve after locating the water inlet valve assembly.

  5. Detach the wire harness connections

    Attach the wiring connections correctly if you take a picture of them and label them. To remove the wire harness from the solenoid coil, pull the wire harness back.

  6. Remove the water valve

    Pull the water valve out of the washer. Set it aside for disposal. Tip: This style of washer doesn't have hoses connected to the water inlet valve. If your model has hoses, disconnect them by releasing the spring clamps.

  7. Install the new water valve

    The new water valve has to be pushed into position. Push the wires fully onto the spade if you want to check your photo and labels for correct placement. The mounting screws have to be reinstalled. If you want to avoid overtightening, turn each screw with the nut driver until it stops, then twist it to snug it in.

  8. Secure the control panel

    Attach the mounting clips to the console The screws need to be inserted into the back panel.

  9. Reinstall the fill hoses

    Check the hot and cold lines on the back of the washer by threading the fill hoses onto the connections. Don't overtighten connections, which could cause the plastic on the inlet valve to crack, by using channel lock pliers.

  10. Restore the water and power

    Check for leaks at the wall and washer when you turn on the water supply valves. If there is a small leak, tighten the connection. The electrical outlet should be plugged into the washer. The washer must be returned to its original location.

Time required:

30 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

channel lock pliers. 1/4" nut driver. putty knife. work gloves. towel.

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