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Offline Thorning

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Older model Maytag washer water valves
« on: February 07, 2016, 01:36:04 PM »

I just acquired an older Maytag washer with model number A9400 that may or may not work properly. In checking it over one thing I noted was the inlets to the water valve for the hot and cold hose connections are very clogged with sediment at the screens. I would like to clean these out before I go further on this rebuild/repair. In my past experience especially in rural areas I find these screens clogged badly from well water. Is there any way to clean these out without destroying them ? Can the valve be backflushed to clean the sediment out ? Any opinions from others would be appreciated.

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Re: Older model Maytag washer water valves
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 02:57:25 PM »
You can remove these screens with a Hook. If you damage them my appliance store sells them in bags of 50 they come with washers, there readily available last time I checked.

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Re: Older model Maytag washer water valves
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 03:08:33 PM »
I will give it a try. Do most appliance stores sell these replacements

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Re: Older model Maytag washer water valves
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 09:47:06 PM »
I have had very good luck with flushing them out. Start with leaving the hot water on,cold water off at the faucets. Remove the cold water hose at the valve. Set the washer to a warm fill and put a towel under the valve,start the washer and while it is filling stick your small finger inside the cold inlet on the valve and gently scratch the screen. reverse and do the same for the hot water. Been doing this way for 25+ years and never had a problem with sediment bypassing and sticking the valve open. Removing the screens you have a possibility of sediment causing a water valve failure sticking open and flooding.

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Re: Older model Maytag washer water valves
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 04:45:28 AM »
Thanks for your suggestion. I also may try a toothbrush modified at the end by warming up the plastic and bending it at a right angle so the bristles  can contact the screen better. The material on these screens is very hard from years of hard water.

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Re: Older model Maytag washer water valves
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 10:47:36 AM »
I just got to say it.  We have a washer i think was made in 1991 or so   loaded with hard water material   and a O.E.M water valve new is about $13.00 dollars   is it really worth taking a chance of flooding someones house by doing that.   Not me brother. :D

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Re: Older model Maytag washer water valves
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 10:56:40 AM »
Yes I think it is time to replace the water valve as the sediment is crusted pretty bad inside the inlet area.

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Re: Older model Maytag washer water valves
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 02:47:12 PM »
That is why I never remove the screens, thus never have to worry about it.

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Re: Older model Maytag washer water valves
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 01:47:18 PM »
I have taken the valve off and checked it and it is possibly not working as I got everything back in place , hooked up the water and tried all different settings for the washer controls and got a slight hum and nothing else. I also accidentally blew the fuse for the lid switch. Any suggestions on my next step ?

 

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