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Frigidaire washer hot water only

No matter how I set my Frigidaire washer, only hot water gets in. For example, I set cold wash/cold rinse, it still runs hot wash/hot rinse. I have checked the water intake valve and found both sides (cold and hot water intakes) work appropriately when I put voltage directly to the solenoids. I am seeking suggestions about what else I should check. Thanks.

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  • oldmanpw15 Nov 01, 2008

    Thanks, aborcass. I also suspect the switch, but do not know how to test.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    no water feed for main wash.e10 error code.The solenoid valve are ok.But theres no voltage at the main wash solenoid ,both wires are ok thanks for any help.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    WHEN SET ON COLD WASH ONLY VERY HOT WATER COMES OUT

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Sundsas if you have a bad temp select switch. only selecting hot/hot

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