I've got a 4-year old Maytag Washer, model PAV2300AWW. When I fill it
with either hot or warm water, it fills fine, but if I set it to fill
with cold water, it takes up to 1/2 hour to fill. The cold comes out in
a very slow stream.
The first thing I did was to clean all screens on the the inlet hoses,
but this didn't solve the problem. Next, I removed the water valve from
the machine to visually inspect it. I took the metal cover off of the
valve to see if the cold plunger was sticking. It was a little harder to
pull out than the hot plunger, but it did come out. Once out and put
back in it's chamber, it seemed move (manually, not electrically) as
freely as the hot plunger.
Before putting the metal cover back on the water valve, I hooked both the
hot and cold water hoses to the valve and turned on one at a time, and
then both at the same time. The water flowed freely out of the valve.
At this point, I'm not sure if the cold water solenoid is bad, or if the
signal to actuate the cold water solenoid is bad. I would think that the
signal is ok, since cold water does at least trickle out. In other
words, I think the signal is either all or nothing, and not strong or
weak, but I don't know about these things. It may be that I simply have
a sticky solenoid. Can anyone answer this for me?
My next step is to put the water valve back in the machine. If the cold
plunger was a little sticky, and now I've freed it up, maybe it will work
correctly again. Maybe not. If it does work correctly again, it'll
probably fail again, too.
Before I put the valve back in, though, I have it in front of me so I can
look online for parts. There is no obvious part number on it. The
closest thing I can find to what may be a part number is a stamping on
the metal cover: 274C01A MEXICO, 120v-50/60Hz-10W. On the plastic part
of the valve it shows: Eaton Valve and Towne Inc., Dole Div., Carol
Stream, Ill., MOPD 175 PSI, N-51.
On this website:
I found a part that looks 99% like the right part. It's Maytag part
number 35-2374N. Can anyone verify that this is the correct part?