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cold side of washer slowly keeps dripping
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Post# 1032486   5/12/2019 at 20:10 (385 days old) by oliger (Indianapolis, Indiana)        

1974 Maytag 806-S
I recently did some work on one of the cold water pipes in my basement. When I turned the water back on, my washers cold side just barely wont turn off. It very slowly drips out. About 2 gallons over 8 hours. I'm guessing some hard water sediment in the pipe broke off and got stuck in the solenoid. Is there a way to fix this without replacing the part?

Post# 1032487 , Reply# 1   5/12/2019 at 20:50 (385 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Dripping inlet valve.

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You can try taking the valve apart and cleaning [ warning do not remove the inlet screens to clean, instead clean them in place, if you remove them they get bent slightly and will allow particles to pass by and cause the valve to stick open and cause a flood ] But I would not waste my time and effort as it will often either not work or fail again soon and possibility flood out your laundry room.


New valves are less than $30

Post# 1032490 , Reply# 2   5/12/2019 at 21:12 (385 days old) by oliger (Indianapolis, Indiana)        

Thank you. This washing machine is in the kitchen, so I will definitely replace it then!

Post# 1032491 , Reply# 3   5/12/2019 at 21:19 (385 days old) by oliger (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Will this inlet valve work with my 806 machine?

Post# 1032509 , Reply# 4   5/13/2019 at 07:12 (385 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Amazon inlet valve, yes but I do not know the quality of it, I guess compare it to the price of a real FSP valve through WP and take a chance with the cheaper one if the real one is too much.



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