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Not hot washing or drying

Will run through full cycle, but not washing properly . it is connected to cold water only. its about 5 year old.

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  • tangles1 Oct 31, 2008

    yes its has only been conected to cold, as its is not steaming after opening ,it apears to me as its not heating the water or drying at all. could it be the heating element or is there something els it could be. Thanks

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You can check for continuitry through the heater assy, possible its bad after working overtime for 5 yrs trying to heat cold water

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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Has it always been connected to cold water??? cant see how that would getanything clean designe dfor how water.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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1) Make sure machine is set to Cold/Cold and never use Hot/Cold button (Hot/Cold is only for permanent hook-ups). Connect water hose to kitchen faucet. Turn on water to temperature of choice.

2) Load machine half to three-fourths full of clothes. (only half full is recommended if you intend to use the dry cycle right after the wash cycle. For half loads, push in the half-load button. )

3) Add detergent and fabric softener:
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b. Fabric softener into 3rd slot. this really helps in preventing wrinkles
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8) It takes approximately 90 seconds after the cycles are completely done before it allows you to open the door. Malber USA says it is due to safety requirement of UL. Who knows what UL security feature is for. Perhaps extra time to finish draining.

9) door slightly ajar to let the machine dry out. I have read postings that say the machine becomes smelly with mildew if you do not. Malber USA says this is true for all horizontal axis (front-loading) washers.


Most common complaints
1) Using too much detergent.
Front loader machines do not need so much water, and thus not so much detergent. Also USA water is softer than European water, for which the machine was originally designed, and that may explain why the detergent compartment is so big to hold more detergent. Soft water is easier to get suds. Damage is caused by suds. Suds migrate up the hot air duct during wash cycle and come to rest on the heating element. After repeated occurrences, suds (which are corrosive) will cause rusting and eventual failure of the heating element.

2) Dryer does not work, for several main reasons:
(thanks to Malber USA for points a and b)

a) the system may have overheated, tripping the safety thermal switch. This switch is located under the top of the machine and can be easily fixed by the consumer.

b) broken working thermostat. It is a relatively inexpensive repair to remove and replace this part and takes only about 10 minutes. It can be done by the consumer but it
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c) Machine is too full and/or fabrics are too heavy.
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d) Broken heating element
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Hope this works. Please be sure to rate me. thanks

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