LESLIE: Orlena in Virginia is calling in with a washing machine question. Tell us what’s going on.
ORLENA: My washing machine runs fine until it goes into the rinse cycle and then the water comes out a trickle.
TOM: OK. Huh.
ORLENA: And it – I’m wondering if it’s because it’s cold water; if it’s maybe that the cold water is turned off in the back.
TOM: Well, I mean there’s a supply valve that feeds the washing machine, so the first thing I would do is I would disconnect the cold-water hose from the back of the washing machine and make sure that the valve – the supply valve – is turned off. Open it up and see what kind of flow you get. You’re going to have to dump it into a bucket or something but just check the flow.
If that’s working, then it’s probably a valve in the washing machine that’s not working too well. There is a website called RepairClinic.com that’s an online source where you can actually find pretty much any appliance part you need, along with the instructions so that you could replace it yourself.
ORLENA: Oh, OK. Great. Alright. Thank you so much.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.