WP8578340 Bi-Metal Water Inlet Valve - 8578340, AP6013539, PS11746765
Water valve WP8578340, is found on some Kenmore, Sears, Whirlpool, Estate, Roper and some other brand washers.
This valve has a temperature sensitive bi-metal on the outlet side used to regulate the water temperature.
Water inlet valve is attached to the water lines on the back of the unit.
The solenoids on the valve open and close in accordance with the required temperature, and/or amount of water needed.
Replaces, AP6013539, PS11746765, 8578340, etc.