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What could make my washer fill normally at first, then slow down to a trickle?

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February 19th, 2008

I have a Lady Kenmore washing machine model 11082194810. During the fill cycle, the water pressure is normal but then changes to a trickle. There is a hum that increases at the back of the machine where the hoses attach. Could this be the mixing valve?

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The problem could be in the mixing valve. It might be a stopped up screen in the mixing valve also. I suggest turning off the water to the washer. Turn the washer on to fill on warm. This will relieve the pressure in the hoses. Unplug the washer from the wall, and remove the hoses from the mixing valve. Put the end of the hoses in the tub of the washer, and turn the water on full, and see if you get a full flow. If you do get a full flow, look at the inlet of the mixing valve and see if either screen has debris in it. You can remove the screens from the mixing valve and clean them.

If you don't get a full flow, remove the hose or hoses from the faucet and see if there is a screen there that is restricted.

If you have a full flow from the hoses, and don't find debris in the screens of the mixing valve, the mixing valve will need to be replaced.
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