We've been having to wedge a sliver of wood behind the temp control knob to get the hot to work. Now after a couple of months the cold is not working. Replace the water inlet valve about 6 months ago so I don't think it's that.
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Rinse on most washers is cold water your wash cycles can be cold hot and even warm. Problem You may have is a bad water feed valve Or Timer and possible bad wire harness at motor to timer
check water valve Turn washer to regular wash cycle pull knob on will washer fill ?
if water starts to fill then change washer temp if washer has this.
if water comes out on all settings water valve is fine.
Check the water both hot and cold that it is turned on;at faucet.
Your Kenmore Most likely has a bad water valve check for hot water side clog or not working.
ok Two things control the fill. The fill "solonoids " ,hot and cold, via the temp selector and the water level switch.Check cold only. If you get cold then your problem is definitely hot solonoid or temp select switch.If you get no water of any temp then suspect water level switch and or temp select.Water level switch is behind console.Sometimes just turning level knob will get it to work . In any case, remove console and find the large switch with the small tube attached to it. If that tube gets kinked or clogged the machine won't stop filling.Your problem is the opposite. The switch thinks the tub is full. To test the swich, pull start knob.Put a volt meter or simple test light to one side of switch and ground, Then do same test on other side of switch. There should be voltage available on both sides .If voltage on one side. replace switch.If voltage on no sides, the problem is the timer.(Not likely)Remember ,this test there is live electricity use extreme caution please!
Ok, often the actual inlet Solenoid/Valves get "Gummed Up" and need to be "Stripped Down" and put in a bath of solvent for a bit, But, sometimes a couple of good "Whacks" with a suitable tool, will "Free Up" the jammed valve. I wouldn't wonder if this wasn't your problem all along? Anyway try that...
Most washer today use automatic temp. control fill valves. If water is too cold the control might mix in some hot to bring up to a preset temp. The same is true when control set for hot. For energy savings cold water will be mixed in to maintain a semi hot temp. Check with manufacture just to be sure.
On an older model washer, you probably have a bad water valve. (hot water solenoid coil electrically " open ") Newer models, now there's a can of worms. Some models use thermistatically controled water valves to limit water temps, so you may not be able to get true hot water. Also, if you are checking the temp as the machine fills, some models will only fill with cold if the lid is open. (safety feature) The only way to see what is really going on is to fill the machine with cold and use a thermometer to check the water temp, then, pump that out and fill (with the lid closed) with hot and check to see if that temp is higher. As stated previously, water temp may not really be " HOT " but may be warmer than " COLD ". That may be as good as you will be able to do, as all manufacturers are trying to reduce energy consumption. Thank your government.
Make sure the hoses are connected correctly to the water valve on the machine. The connections will be marked with an "H" and a "C".
Given they are correct, most current washing machines have and auto temp feature on the water fill. It allows even cold water settings to bring in some hot water to make sure the water temp is hot enough to efficiently disolve your laundry detergant. The preset temps are usually around 75* for cold, and 105* for warm. Hot water comes in at whatever temp your household water temp is.
sounds like a problem with your selector switch , or you ve hooked up your hoses backwards(pretty common issue).new accutemp water temps will indeed turn hot water on even though yuove sselected cold/cold wash. Energy guidelines state that there is an optimimum "cold" temp and if your water is too cold it will turn on the hot water to stablize a warmer "cold".
is washer less than a year old? if so call reapir ..there was an issue with the temp controls on a small number of those machines they use an electronic control in what looks like a mechanical switch..if over a yr old could still be a temp switch but be sure hoses are connected correctly and on a rinse cycle the water does come in hot ..don't worry too much about wash cycles temp is controlled to to prset temps and is based on final water temp in tub after fill not incoming water temp
Not familiar with this model, but sounds like you're on the right track when you suspect the cold water valve.
Look at the threaded stub of pipe you just disconnected the hose from: On most machines, that's the inlet port to the cold water valve. A quick peek inside the cabinet will confirm - if not, just follow the pipe from the inlet and the first bit you come to with wires going to it will be the valve.
There's rarely any point in trying to fix the valve, but a new one is usually pretty cheap and easy to fit. Normally just involves removing and refitting a couple of screws on the outside of the case, two push-on electrical connectors inside, and a hose and it's clip inside.