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No cold water fill

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After sitting idle for about two months, this Maytag washer purchased in 2000 fills with warm or hot but not cold water.     -no matter whether white, color or delicate cycle is chosen   -even if "automatic temperature control" button is not depressedSound familiar? Please suggest a fix.  [During the rinse cycle, either cold or warm water can be dispensed. All connectors behind control panel seem to be firmly seated, but none where disconnected and closely inspected. Removal of power plug for a few minutes had no effect.]

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ps.  The model number for the Maytag washer is MAV6000AWW.

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Measure the voltage at the cold water side of the valve with the washer should be filling with cold water. If you get 120v, then replace the valve. No voltage, troubleshoot upstream to the temp selector switch and beyond, if needed.

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The voltage to the cold side solenoid was about 120 V when cold water was selected during the fill or rinse cycles. And consistent with the original observations, the hot water solenoid was activated during the fill but not the rinse cycle. The original observations and voltage measurements suggest that the water valve is okay.  But, I'll definitely need your help to unravel the upstream components.

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[user=3039]warmfill[/user] wrote:

The voltage to the cold side solenoid was about 120 V when cold water was selected during the fill or rinse cycles.

And was cold water actually flowing into the washer concurrently with this observation?

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I wouldn't be surprised if the automatic temperature control board is the culprit except for the fact that pressing the 'cancel' button presumably to bypass the temp control board did not prevent simultaneous activation of the cold and hot water solenoid valves to yield warm water delivery - when only cold was selected during a fill cycle.  Got any ideas? 

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No.  The voltage measurement was made across the disconnected cold water solenoid connector (blue & brown wires).  I assumed that the solenoid would have activated because the coil gave a good ohm measurement and because it could be activated to deliver cold water during the rinse fill cycle. 

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Definitely read the thread that the Mad One linked you to-- it has lots of good troubleshooting help on this ezzzact problem.

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End of Problem:  Today, we received a replacement automatic temperature control board from the RepairClinic and in short order it was swapped with the old board.  Now, when you select cold fill,  cold water is dispensed.  As before, the cold water rinse works properly.  Everything seems to work as expected.In hindsight, the connection between our problem and the one experienced by Jon in the thread - http://applianceguru.com/view_topic.php?id=1695&forum_id=2&highlight=maytag - is still unclear to me.  But, what the heck, in both instances the control board was at fault.Many thanks from Princeton, NJ. 

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