The inlet or filling valve for a washing machine is similar in principle to a conventional tap for water supply. The only difference is that a conventional tap is opened manually, and the input tap is opened automatically. How exactly it works and what the inlet valve is for, you will learn in this article. And you will also understand how to disassemble and replace parts on your own without calling the expert.
The water inlet valve for the washing machine is equipped with a thin membrane inside and coils outside. The main control module signals the valve to turn on. Then an electric current flows to its coils, which contributes to the appearance of a magnetic field. Due to this, the membrane opens, as a result of which water flows. After the end of the voltage supply, the diaphragm closes again.
The malfunction can be determined by its external signs: Error code on the washing machine display. Water is drawn into the tank without stopping. When starting the machine, there is no sound of water being drawn. The tank fills up with water. For details on how to check and replace the inlet valve of a washing machine, see below. How to find the fault yourself Before checking the solenoid valve, inspect the mesh filter. It is located between the intake hose and the inlet valve and serves to detain particles of debris coming from the water supply.
Since the filter could clog over time, we will describe the principle of its cleaning: Disconnect the CM from the power supply. Close the inlet valve. Unscrew the water inlet hose and drain the remaining water into a sink or other container. You will find a mesh behind the hose. Pull it out with pliers and clean it under running water.
Let's consider how to open and check the inlet valve in the washing machine. Remove the cover at the top of the washer. To do this, remove the screws from the back that hold the top cover. Inspect the valve for damage. If nothing is visible externally, remove the device. Disconnect the hoses to the valve. First you need to open the metal clamps, so use a pair of pliers. Now disconnect the wiring. Unscrew the bolts securing the part to the CMA body. Pull out the valve.
Some users are interested in how to remove, disassemble and repair the solenoid valve of the washing machine. The fact is that this element is non-separable, only a change of coils is possible. However, a complete replacement is recommended. To do this, you will have to purchase an item that matches the brand and model of your washing machine. Screw the valve to the body with the bolt that held it earlier. Plug the wiring connectors back into place. It's good if you marked or photographed the wires before disconnecting. Connect the hoses to the appropriate sections. Secure the clamps. Replace the top cover. Secure it with screws. The solenoid valve has been replaced. It remains to put the filter mesh in place and connect the intake hose. After connecting the CM to the network, start the wash and check the work. If you need help with high-quality washing machine repair, call us right now!