How to replace a washing
machine fill valve
previous page I covered how to clean
the screen in the back of your washing
machine to get the water to fill faster.
I found one today that was not caused
by the screen being clogged, the washing
machine would not fill up with hot
water, the cold was fine but no hot
water at all, I checked the screen and
it was clean.
So I know it had to be the fill valve
or a wire going to it.
Note: it is possible for some other
problem to cause the electric fill valve
not to open, for that kind of problem
call an appliance expert.
First Turn off the hot and cold water to
the washing machine hoses. Then unplug
the washing machine from the wall
Then remove or open the top cover to
your washing machine, This one is a
General Electric washing machine that
loads from the front. I just remove the
screws in the back and pull the top
towards myself and it comes right off.
I need to remove the hot and cold water
hoses from the old General Electric
washing machine water fill valve. Then
(on this one ) there are 2 screws that
hold the washing machine water fill
valve in place, I remove the 2 screws
and the fitting is loose from the
Going back a moment, before I started to
remove the washing machine water fill
valve, I tested it by switching the
wires from the hot side (the red ones)
to the wires from the cold side (the
white ones) and the hot side of the
valve did not open with either set up,
so I know the hot side is bad. it's one
piece so just change the whole fill
Remove the wires from the fill valve,
then remove the hose that connects to
the fill valve inside the washing
machine. notice the clip holding the
hose to the washing machine fill valve,
just pinch the clamp and push it away
from the fitting, then just pull the
hose off the fitting.
is a top down view of the General
Electric washing machine water fill
valve. there are many variations of this
valve be sure to get the one that is
right for your washing machine this one
cost me a total of $37.00 with the
shipping, it took an hour and a half to
move everything off of and from around
the washing machine and only 15 minutes
to replace the fitting.
Just do everything in reverse to install
the new one.
sure to test for water leaks before you
replace or close the top of the washing