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Adds strait HOT water to a cold cycle.

I know it is supposed to raise the water temp. to help the detergent work better, but I don't want strait hot water on my dark or delicate clothes. It really malfunctions at times and the whole wash is steaming! I've tried shutting off the hot water to the washer, then I get NO water. The only solution is to shut it off and start over again but if Im not right there it happens again, too late! My question is: can the sensor for the water temp malfunction? and if so can it be checked? The repairman has been here, but of course it doesnt do it while hes here. I have an extended warranty{my washer is 5 years old} please let me know. thanks.

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