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796.40518900 Kenmore Front Load Washer Pulsating Issue

Kraynek

Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2020
Messages
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Location
Denver, CO
Model Number
796.40518900
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Our washer and dryer (Kenmore 796.40518900, front load, I believe made by LG) was just recently reinstalled in our house after ~2 years living unused in the garage while we renovated the house. Now that it's back indoors and connected to power and water, it works relatively well, but pulsates during fill-up, both initial and rinse. The pulsations are >2 per second, and shake just about all of the pipes in the house. Seems like it only happens with cold water - the extra hot setting takes it back to what I remember from before.

From some other posts out there, it sounds like the issue is the inlet valve on the cold water side. Does this sound like a correct diagnosis?
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
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Aug 24, 2004
Messages
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Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Yes, I agree, that would be likely the cold water inlet valve that you'd need to replace.

Here's the COLD water inlet valve for your model you can order:
Water Inlet Valve 5220FR2075L


Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 
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