The water inlet valve is located on the back panel of your front load Whirlpool Duet clothes washer. It is used to supply water to the clothes washer’s tub for the wash and rinse cycles.
If you have noticed that your Whirlpool Duet washer is taking longer than usual to fill with water, or the washer does not have cold water, hot water, very little water or maybe you even hear a buzzing or humming noise coming from the back of the clothes washer console, then these are all symptoms of a bad water inlet valve, but this is not always the case.
Always unplug the washer and turn off both hot and cold water valves from the household water supply before removing the supply hoses that are connected to the water inlet valve.
Before replacing the inlet fill valve or other parts on your Whirlpool Duet washer you should check these items first. You will need to turn off the water supply to the washer. You will also need to check the filter screens in the water valve inlet ports as well as the filter screens in both of the water supply hoses, if any are present. It could be they are full of sediment or calcium deposits from hard water, preventing the water flow.
If this washer repair advice did not solve your washer, little to no water issue, then you will need to delve a little deeper and do some trouble shooting which will require a voltage tester or multimeter. This will need to be performed by a person qualified to do this testing.