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Whirlpool/Kenmore Top Load Washer Water Inlet Valve #285805

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the water inlet valve on a Whirlpool/Kenmore top-loading washing machine. The most common reasons for replacing the water inlet valve are when the washer fills slowly, is making loud noise, overflows, or stops mid-cycle.

All of the information for this water inlet valve replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Kenmore

Tools needed: flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hex socket, hammer, putty knife

RepairClinic has millions of replacement parts for appliances, lawn equipment, power tools, and heating & cooling equipment including washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, lawn mowers, snowblowers, furnaces, and air conditioners. Our customer care team is available to help by phone or live chat, seven days a week: 1-800-269-2609. We guarantee the fastest shipping possible—all in-stock parts ship the same business day. Return any part for any reason with our generous 365-day return policy.

In addition to providing replacement parts, RepairClinic.com offers free online troubleshooting information and DIY repair videos. Use our website to choose from a series of problems to discover the likely causes and the correct replacement part(s) for your particular model. Once you’ve determined the solution, our expertly-produced video tutorials will guide you through every step of the repair.

At RepairClinic, we make fixing things easy!

Step By Step Instructions

1
Be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning and turn off the hot and cold water supply valves.
2
Your first step is to move the control panel out of the way.
3
To do this, remove the screws found at either end.
4
On some models these screws may be located in the rear panel or they may be covered by plastic end caps.
5
Pull the end cap off from the top to access the screw.
6
Remove both screws and rotate the panel up.
7
Some models use clips instead of screws to secure the control panel.
8
Insert a putty knife between the control panel and the cabinet to release the clips.
9
Now, unplug the wire connector and snap out the spring clips using a flathead screwdriver.
10
Next, remove the water supply hoses from the old water inlet valve.
11
Be prepared for some water to spill out and be sure to note which hose is used for hot water and which one is used for cold.
12
Remove the two wire connectors from the valve.
13
Again, note which connector is for hot water and which one is for cold.
14
Remove the mounting screw and slide the valve out of the back panel.
15
Using pliers, release the clamp to remove the interior water hose from the valve.
16
You’re now ready to install the new water inlet valve.
17
Slide the interior hose onto the valve, securing it with the clamp.
18
Insert the valve into the back panel and secure it with the mounting screw.
19
Reconnect the two wire connectors.
20
Reattach the two water supply hoses.
21
Now you’re ready to reinstall the cabinet.
22
The front edge of the cabinet slides underneath the base frame.
23
Use your foot to push it into position.
24
Align the two notches in each side of the cabinet with the tabs on each side of the base frame.
25
Now ease the cabinet to match up with the rear panel.
26
Reinstall the spring clips.
27
Reattach the wire connector.
28
Rotate the control panel down and lock the clips into place or reinstall the two screws.
29
If applicable to your model, replace the end caps by aligning the tab with the slot at the bottom and snapping the cap into position.
30
Turn the hot and cold water valves back on and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the water inlet valve on a Whirlpool/Kenmore top-loading washing machine. The most common reasons for replacing the water inlet valve are when the washer fills slowly, is making loud noise, overflows, or stops mid-cycle.

All of the information for this water inlet valve replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Kenmore

Tools needed: flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hex socket, hammer, putty knife

RepairClinic has millions of replacement parts for appliances, lawn equipment, power tools, and heating & cooling equipment including washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, lawn mowers, snowblowers, furnaces, and air conditioners. Our customer care team is available to help by phone or live chat, seven days a week: 1-800-269-2609. We guarantee the fastest shipping possible—all in-stock parts ship the same business day. Return any part for any reason with our generous 365-day return policy.

In addition to providing replacement parts, RepairClinic.com offers free online troubleshooting information and DIY repair videos. Use our website to choose from a series of problems to discover the likely causes and the correct replacement part(s) for your particular model. Once you’ve determined the solution, our expertly-produced video tutorials will guide you through every step of the repair.

At RepairClinic, we make fixing things easy!
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning and turn off the hot and cold water supply valves.
2
Your first step is to move the control panel out of the way.
3
To do this, remove the screws found at either end.
4
On some models these screws may be located in the rear panel or they may be covered by plastic end caps.
5
Pull the end cap off from the top to access the screw.
6
Remove both screws and rotate the panel up.
7
Some models use clips instead of screws to secure the control panel.
8
Insert a putty knife between the control panel and the cabinet to release the clips.
9
Now, unplug the wire connector and snap out the spring clips using a flathead screwdriver.
10
Next, remove the water supply hoses from the old water inlet valve.
11
Be prepared for some water to spill out and be sure to note which hose is used for hot water and which one is used for cold.
12
Remove the two wire connectors from the valve.
13
Again, note which connector is for hot water and which one is for cold.
14
Remove the mounting screw and slide the valve out of the back panel.
15
Using pliers, release the clamp to remove the interior water hose from the valve.
16
You’re now ready to install the new water inlet valve.
17
Slide the interior hose onto the valve, securing it with the clamp.
18
Insert the valve into the back panel and secure it with the mounting screw.
19
Reconnect the two wire connectors.
20
Reattach the two water supply hoses.
21
Now you’re ready to reinstall the cabinet.
22
The front edge of the cabinet slides underneath the base frame.
23
Use your foot to push it into position.
24
Align the two notches in each side of the cabinet with the tabs on each side of the base frame.
25
Now ease the cabinet to match up with the rear panel.
26
Reinstall the spring clips.
27
Reattach the wire connector.
28
Rotate the control panel down and lock the clips into place or reinstall the two screws.
29
If applicable to your model, replace the end caps by aligning the tab with the slot at the bottom and snapping the cap into position.
30
Turn the hot and cold water valves back on and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.

Applicable Product Model

Parts Needed
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Fill Hose
Fill Hose
$38.90
Cleaner
Cleaner
$8.99
Pliers
Pliers
$21.29
Total$0.00

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