Maytag WU284. Doesn't fill well. I replaced the float switch (the case was coming apart and there was high contact resistance) but the problem persisted.
So I went to the intake valve. Verified 120 vac; fill cycle lasts about 100 seconds. There seems to be good water flow at the supply hose, but only about 1/4 to 1/3 the flow at the valve outlet. I pulled the valve, applied line voltage, and tried blowing through it. (The AC came through a ground fault interrupter - I'm only a half-dummy.) A lot of resistance - like blowing up a new baloon.
So I ordered the replacement, and gave it the same out-of-machine test as the supplier said there was no returning electrical parts if they'fe ever been installed. It has the same high resistance as the old valve!
Is this normal, and there's some other wierd reason for the fill problem? Did they send me a bad valve? Is my test itself defective?
Advice, guidance, etc. etc, greatfully appreciated!