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Washer is using hot water on the cold/cold was

When using the cold/cold wash the washer is actually doing a hot wash and sometimes a cold rinse...not always. sometimes it is a hot/hot wash and rinse even though i have it on cold/cold. if i turn the hot water off then i get an error message that says the water flow is low. now i understand why my cloths are shrinking.

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Unless your hoses are reversed the machine control is bad and needs to be replaced. Please contact me if you need further help or leave feedback if appropriate as that is how I get paid. Thanks for letting me help you!

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