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Kenmore Elite Could you tell me which is the hot water connection, left or right on back of machine?

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Use a flashlight and examine the sheet metal around the inlet fittings; they almost always have a 'C' and an 'H' stamped into the metal covering the back of the machine. 

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How are hot and cold connections identified on the panel?

William, on the machine there will be a H for Hot and a C for cold by water line ******* on machine. Your house should be hot water on left, cold water on the right.
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