FIXED: Amana NTW4705EW0 acting funny

Amanamad

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I have an amana NTW4705EW0 that was working fine till last week.
Quick wash will not work correctly.
It starts filling then just drains.
Honestly it seems that only "normal wash " works correctly.
Anyone know what is wrong ?

Thank you
 

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Amanamad

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Thanks Jake for the quick response especially on sunday and to boot fathers day. Truly appreciate it.
I was searching and reading on this site and someone mentioned i needed to have hot and cold hooked up or to use a y pipe.
Well no y pipe but i did hook up hot and cold hoses and walla ran it in warm and it worked. My new problem is that no rinse because rinse is cold ( i have well water ) apparently in the usage of the washer it gummed up.
So i know what the problem is for sure.
The cold water is choked some how.
Disconnected hose from washer and the pressure was there ran into bucket. So i am convinced it is sediment.
Please if you are aware of the procedure
To clean the cold water inlet valve i will be back in business.
Im not a pro but im sure i can tackle it.
Thank you so much.
 

Amanamad

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Do i need a new inlet valve ? Or is there a way to clean my current one.
Ty
 

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Yes, hot and cold must be hooked up on these models, or you can use the "Y" adapter if you only want to run cold to the washer.

Yes, clean out your water inlet valve screens. Use anything you can to get the sediment out of it, you can flush it out with pressurized water.

Here's the water inlet valve for your model: Water Inlet Valve W11210459

Here's the video to replace it, if you need to: Top Load Washer Replace Water Inlet Valve Video

I'm on well water too, My well water filter is between my well and my water storage tanks.

Do you have a well filter?

Jake
 

Amanamad

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Thank you immensely jake.
I dont believe i do have a well filter.
I was going to see if anyone invented a hose adapter filter. Will search for that in a second. Because there is no way im going to want to do this job again if i can help it lol.
 

Amanamad

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My exact part number is :
W10701459 rev b.
Just for the record they look identical.
From the time i last posted , i removed cleaned and reinstalled original inlet valve assembly.
Jake i can not thank you enough as you saved me 200 dollars minimum.
Im going to give back by offering my step by step method.

I removed on top back just the two top screws.
Then with a putty knife as in video slide it under to disengage locking clips on both sides.
Lift up and pull forward gently to lift .
Then lay flat and remove wire from inlet valve to control board.
Remove two torgue screws holding inlet valve.
What i did and i recommend all that do this to do is , get a plastic bag and cover the ENTIRE inlet valve and use black electrical tape to wrap plastic bag tightly to the threads of the inlet valve opening you are cleaning.
So basically only thing that will get wet is the round opening you're cleaning.
Mind you there are three openings in the white plastic inlet valve housing. Two on one side and one large one on other side.
No water will come out of these while cleaning So yes cover those as well and stay confident that water will not enter bag if you carefully wrapped it.
Ok, so i used my kitchen sink and just sprayed the heck out of it, let water run into it and sprayed it and etc. No water goes into bag so clean with the water liberally and spray the heck out of it.
Personally mine was caked up to the point the water was dripping into washer and i did not visually see any sediment coming out so yea it was just blocking the screen holes more or less.
I shook it out upside down a couple of times to jar out any loosened debris again i just saw water droplets scattering not particulates.
Took off safety bag. Made sure any wires and servos were water free. They were.
Reinstalled and walla..... Back in business.
 

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Ok,

My exact part number is : W10701459
The manufacturer has replaced part number W10701459 with part number W11210459

Excellent, good job, glad that was all it was.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 

Amanamad

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Not going to lie to you jake

I bought a new one. Despite my rigorous cleansing. Im still not 100% pleased with the results.
It may be faulty. As it is was never really covered in debris and for sure it is not now.
But brand new will be nice .... Cheap too
 

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Sounds good let us know how it does after you replace it.:)

Jake
 
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