Kenmore washing machine problem.. cold water hardly coming out..

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Kenmore washing machine problem.. cold water hardly coming out..

I have a 5 month old Kenmore King size washer. It is the regular style washer where you put the clothes in from the top. About last week the cold water started to come out less and less while filling up and while on the rinse cycle. If I choose "Warm/Warm" setting, then the water comes out pretty fast like normal and it's warm water. But when I put it on "Cold/Cold" the water hardly comes out and I can't figure out why. My cold water supply line seems to be working just fine. Also I notice when on the "Cold/Cold" setting, that the washer makes sort of a hissing sound while the water is hardly coming out, not sure if this is normal or not..

Does anybody know what could be my problem here? could it possibly be something to do with the cold water inlet on the washer being clogged or something?

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ps. -> about a month or so ago, I had sucked up some sand through my well which went through all my cold water supply lines and I had to clean out all the screens on my faucets. But I didn't notice a decrease in cold water pressure inside the washing machine at this time.
 
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Old 05-11-05, 05:56 AM
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Hello: squale

You're on the right track. Very likely sediment, etc in the water inlet line. Remove the hoses and check the water inlets on the machine. Will be filter screens inside those inlets. Likely to be restricted with sediment.

Also check the hoses inlets sides. Some hoses also have filter screens inside the female ends. Also check the water volume out of the faucets and through the hoses. Sediment may have built up inside the hose(s) at the lowest hanging sections. Very likely you can resolve this type problem in this fashion.

May have gotten sediment into the water inlet part. Sediment may have damage the filler of the machine. Not a very difficult part to replace nor purchase. Check the parts price and availability at the local appliance parts stores in your area.

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Old 05-11-05, 08:03 PM
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When You Do Clean Out The Screens Run The Cold Hose Into A Bucket O Clean Out And Residue In The Lines... Also Have You Fluched Your Water Heater Lately... It Is Also Good To Do
 
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okay I just took off the cold water line to the washer machine and there was all dirt and stuff in there, I cleaned it out and it works fine now. I just hope that dirt and stuff didn't get into the washer machine, but I think there is a little screen inside of the connection valve on the machine... I couldn't really get my finger far enough inside to tell..
 
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Old 05-12-05, 04:29 PM
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You Can Use A Small Screw Driver To Pry Out The Screen Thats In The Valve To Clean Then Put It Back In....
 
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