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I have a whirlpool wtw500swo washer that only fills when on

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I have a whirlpool wtw500swo washer that only fills when on rinse cycle. after it fill I can switch over to regular wash and the machine runs fine the rest of the way. I replaced the timer since it seemed obvious but didn't fix it.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: i gave you the model
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: that's about it
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Ezekiel replied 4 months ago.

hi I'm Ezekiel I will be helping you today what happens when you start it on a normal setting from the get go do u hear a hum noise or anything

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no. it does nothing. the humming noise would be the water solenoid that only turns on with the rinse cycle. once it fills on the rinse cycle i can switch back to wash cycle and it will wash as normal. So the issue seems to be no signal to water solenoid on regular wash cycle
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I wouldnt think a load sensor sinse in fills on the rinse cycle.. thats why i went for the timer.
Expert:  Ezekiel replied 4 months ago.

that is consistent with a faulty water pressure switch

Expert:  Ezekiel replied 4 months ago.

one second

Expert:  Ezekiel replied 4 months ago.

the water valve has a thermistor on it you cold or your hot water solenoid can be defective and only bring in water on rinse being hot or cold selected

Expert:  Ezekiel replied 4 months ago.

hello checking up with you any new results