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Washer seems to get "stuck" during filling for rinse/spin cycles

I have a 20+ yo Kenmore and we noticed it was taking a long, long time to get through its cycle. It got through the wash cycle OK, but would sit at the "pause/cooldown" point while two narrow streams of water filled the tub from the rear. I didn't time it, but it just didn't want to finish unless we advanced the timer manually. I wasn't even looking at water level at the time.

So, I read through some posts and decided it was the timer, replaced it, but I noticed that it still hung up in that same spot (pause/cooldown), so I left it alone and eventually it would finish the entire cycle. I am starting to doubt that it was the timer in the first place. I haven't actually timed the cycle for the old or the new timers.

After looking through other posts, I wondered if it was a water pressure problem. I looked at the filter screen on the cold water inlet and it was perfect. I get the same amount of water dribbling into the basket whether hot or cold is selected. As it is dribbling in during "cool down" (preparing for rinse cycle), I reset the water level from large to medium load & suddenly it stopped dribbling water and started agitating. So, now I am thinking that the water flow is reduced somewhere and that's what's lengthening the fill time, the timer is fine. But it's the same on hot or cold. Could both inlet valves be the culprit?

Any help at all is appreciated.

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I have the same problem I have a GTUP240EM1WW GE washer and dryer combo and it stuck on the rinse cycle do you have any idea why? Your input would be greatly appreacated.

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I'd try closing one inlet valve at a time and run it to see if there is a restriction problem.

Water Inlet Valve

If the washer fills very slowly, the water pressure from the house might be too low. If the pressure is good, try cleaning the screens inside the water inlet valve hose connection ports. If those are clean replace the water inlet valve.

Low Water Pressure from House Supply

If the washer fills very slowly, the water pressure from the house might be too low. If the water inlet valve isn't leaking and there are no other symptoms this problem does not need to be corrected.

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When you say close one inlet valve at a time, what do you mean? Turn off the water supply?

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Yes. See if one of them is clogged.

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OK, I turned off each one individually and started a wash cycle. The result is the same for both supplies, I just get 2 small streams of water spilling in from the top rear of the tub. The water pressure in the house is fine - icemaker works beautifully. When the inlet valve fails do both hot and cold go at the same time?

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Before replacing the inlet valve, I'd get a bucket, disconnect each inlet hose and open the valve to see if I was getting full water pressure. Shut the valve off before doing this ;-)

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Don't know what you meant by "shut the valve off before doing this", but I disconnected the cold at the washer inlet valve, stuck that end in a bucket, turned on the cold water supply to that hose and it gushed out, full bore, no restrictions through the hose from the central water supply downstairs. The hot hose connector is rusted & mineralized at the washer inlet valve, so I'll have to cut the hose off to free it. I don't want to do that until I know I have to replace the inlet valve anyway. After that pressure test, I am much more confident that it could only be the inlet valve. Unless there is some other part upstream of the valve that could be restricting the flow. What do you think? Thank you very much.

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You might have clogged inlet valve solenoids here. If you state you have full pressure at the valves coming from the wall, then the only restriction from there to the tub can be from the inlet valves themselves. These are replaceable and easy to do as they come as a set.

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