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Maytag washer stops during water fill

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My Maytag washer randomly stops filling during the start of the wash cycle. For example the Hot/Cold wash/rinse is selected and the hot water stops flowing before filling to the appropriate level causing the timer to stop. This also happens during the rinse cycle. When the water stops it makes a jerking kind of sound and then a humming noise - but no water. I can switch to cold water and it will continue to fill.

I've replaced the water inlet solenoid, the water level sensor/selector, the temperature control switch, and the timer itself. I'm out of ideas and would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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jerking then humming is usually a sign of air in the water...are you have any water issues in any other part of your house? Did you check the spicket side of the hoses to make sure they dont have a screen in them that might be clogged?

Post you model # so we can see what type of unit you have.

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There are no other water issues anywhere in the house and I replaced the rubber hoses with stainless steel ones. At the onset of this issue I removed the screens from both of the hoses.

The model number of my machine is LAT9416AAE

Thanks!

UPDATE: Someone asked me if I was using water hoses with a safety cut-off valve and apparently I am... After changing out the hot water hose with a standard rubber one the machine is filling normally.

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The screens are your friends. They prolong the process of water-borne debris and lime scale blocking the valves (or jamming them ajar). You may already have this problem with the hot valve, sooner or later with cold too if you continue to use it without the screens.

A new valve kit and new screens for the hoses may be in order to rectify the problem. the old screens should be good to go if you can clean them without enlarging the holes. If they have any distortions in their structure, replace them.

EDIT: Good to know that it was sorted out. Still, best off with the screens inserted.

Maybe the safety hoses are designed for smaller instance volume than the machine would require.

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glad you got it going....never heard of inlet hoses with safety or check valves....can you post a picture of the old hose?

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ive had this problem on certain s s hoses  if they sense a surge it (trips) wont alllow any water till replaced      I prefer the ones without the safty because of their price

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Nice to here others are having problems with these hoses.  I run an appliance sales and repair store and i had a rep from one of those water safe hose companies call me saying we were the only ones having problems with there hoses.  (yea right we've had about 12 issues where they caused problems.)

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Never heard of these hoses in my area. Thanks guys for the heads up if they make it here in the burbs..              grey shrek

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Havin the same problem with the safety hoses, numerous calls  just to replace the hoses, there junk.

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can any of you guys send a link for these hoses so we can see what they look like?

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sorry  no pics, but the way i found it  one end is abt 2 inches longer from the hose fitting to where the braid starts,and has a tag explaining how it works. in this area one burst of air in the line does it. type washer saftey hoses in search engine you will find them.  i believe they come from Lowes.....

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We get similar hoses supplied with mainly some dishwashers... they are fine with machines that use relatively small amounts of water, like a dishwasher or tumble action clothes washer, but as they will allow a maximum volume of water per instance, a top loaded vertical axis machine ("water hog") can have trouble with them.

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