Try This Simple Tip to Fix a Slow-Filling Washer

This simple DIY fix can save you from making an expensive repair call.

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Clean the Inlet Screens

If your washing machine fills at a slow trickle, your inlet screens are likely plugged. These screens catch debris in the water supply and protect a washer’s internal parts. To get at them, turn off the water supply valves behind the washer, pull the machine out and disconnect the hoses. Remove the screens with needle-nose pliers. Be gentle; they’re easy to damage. Clean the screens or buy new ones at a home center or an appliance parts store. Carefully press them into place with a screwdriver. Before you reconnect the hoses, check them, too. Some contain screens that can be removed and cleaned just like inlet screens.

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