Replacing the Water Inlet Valve on a Front-Load Washer

The water inlet valve controls the flow of hot and cold water to the washer. If your washer doesn’t fill or if it fills with water even when the washer is unplugged then you can replace the water inlet valve using the steps In this article. Wear work gloves to protect your hands. Now, let’s get started.

Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Turn off the water supply valves for the washer. Using website lock pliers, carefully loosen and remove both hoses. Expect some water to pour out.

Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the 2 screws on the back of the washer that secure the top panel. Gently pull the top panel toward the back of the washer and lift it up and off.
Take a picture of the wiring connections or label them so you can reattach them correctly. Tighten the connections
Carefully pull the wires from the water inlet valve assembly.
Take care to not damage the connectors.

Depress the tabs on the spring clamps so you can pull the hoses off of the water inlet valve assembly. Holding the water inlet valve assembly to keep it from dropping into the washer cabinet, use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 2 mounting screws. Remove the old water inlet valve assembly.
Position the new water inlet valve assembly, lining up the holes for the mounting screws. Reinstall the mounting screws.

Push each water line onto its correct connection. Secure remove the
each line with a spring clamp. Push the wire connectors fully onto the correct connector spades. Push the panel down and forward to seat it on the washer frame. Reinstall the screws to secure it in place.

Avoid overtightening. Thread the fill hoses into the connections on the back of the washer, checking that hot and cold lines are in the correct place.

you can

Tighten the connections firmly using website lock pliers.

Don’t overtighten because that can crack the plastic in the valve. Turn on the water supply valves and check for leaks at the wall and the washer. Plug the washer into the electrical outlet.