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HELP! Frigidaire Unimatic
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Post# 1025310   2/21/2019 at 21:53 (210 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

I was working with my Frigidaire unimatic washer the other day model WO-65-2. I need a replacement fill valve because the internal parts of mine were in pieces. If anyone has one or knows of something that will work please leave me know.

Post# 1025490 , Reply# 1   2/24/2019 at 09:20 (208 days old) by Phmorrow (Knoxville, TN)        
Unimatic fill valve

I have a couple of those machines and just had to install newer ones out of a junk machine. The only drawback is you wont have a warm rinse. Just hot wash and cold rinse.

Post# 1025497 , Reply# 2   2/24/2019 at 11:10 (208 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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If you do go the route of using a HOT/COLD more modern non-thermostatic valve, folks have had good luck reducing the output flow of those valves by putting a ball valve from your local hardware store in line between the value and the fill flume. Otherwise the washer will overflow for several intervals during the fill sequence due to the larger (or sometimes non-existent) flow washer.

I've had luck using a relay to switch both sides of the valve on when the washer calls for WARM for washers that only have a WARM/HOT option via a thermostatic valve.

Looks like the early Unimatics have the temp switch feed back to the GREEN terminal on the timer when Warm is called for wash. You could wire in a relay on the GREEN lead that feeds the cold solenoid, and when it is active have it feed current to both sides of the water valve, rather than just the cold side. You have have to experiment with different methods but it shouldn't be too difficult to accomplish.


Post# 1025530 , Reply# 3   2/24/2019 at 19:36 (207 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

Thanks everyone.
I really like warm wash warm rinse but I have to put that repair on the back burner for a while because of so many other things going on.

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