installing washer; must I remove these??


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Old 09-30-22, 03:32 PM
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installing washer; must I remove these??

Likely a rookie question but the shoe fits! Do I remove the red and blue "fittings" or are they intentional? To my untrained eye they would seem to block the water flow.


 
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Old 09-30-22, 03:34 PM
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Yes, you remove them. They are there to prevent trash from entering.
 
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Old 09-30-22, 03:52 PM
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Thanks! Any idea what these are for? They were in a bag inside the washer.



Edit: never mind: found it in the manual, shipping bolt covers and drain hose guide, plus reverse door swing part (not needed)
 

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Old 09-30-22, 04:01 PM
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Yes, you remove them. They are there to prevent trash from entering.
@marksr, I found this online:



 
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Old 09-30-22, 04:45 PM
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Those look like red and blue screens. That would mean they don't get removed.

Some valves come with them colored, some come with white and some have visible metal screens.
I'd have to look your machine up by model number.
 
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Old 10-01-22, 03:43 AM
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Those look like red and blue screens. That would mean they don't get removed.
You got better eyes than me
 
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Old 10-01-22, 06:32 AM
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They do not get removed, they are there to visually get the correct hot and cold lines attached.

The U shaped piece connects to the drain hose to get it into the wall drain box.

I've never seen an appliance that didnt have very simple instructions for what and how everything gets attached, there should be something there to explain what they are!
 
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Old 10-01-22, 08:12 AM
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They also act as debris screens. My very first look at the picture told me they stay in and cannot be easily removed.
 
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Old 10-01-22, 10:53 AM
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Like I mentioned..... it's random. It depends on the valve manufacturer.
Most valves use white or beige screens.

Color coordinated screens aren't needed as there is an H and C stamped in the metal chassis of all machines.
 
 

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