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Cold cycle does not work

Here's a strange issue that I'm hoping someone can help solve:

When the water temp cycle is on Cold/Cold, the washer does not work at all. As soon as I change it to Warm or Hot, it works fine. If I choose Warm/Cold, the cycle stops when it reaches the Cold part.

Here's the strange part -- I have the console control panel flipped down. If I start the Cold cycle while the console is flipped down, the cycle begins. As soon as I start to move the panel back to upright position, the cycle stops. I'm suspecting a short somewhere but I'm not sure. Help??

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  • mikewp23 Jan 08, 2009

    Nevermind...it was a loose wire.

  • galaxie_427f Mar 03, 2009

    cold cycle does not work. my unit is a little older and does not have a flip down door. it will wash fine on warm or hot but nothing on cold.i only get hot water on the warm cycle. I've rigged it using a two way into the hot fill line and just run it on warm/warm but it's just a quick fix. any help in fixing this would be great. thanks



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Hey thats crazy.anyway first things first.water passes through the fill valve.in the valve[ where the black fill hoses attach to your washer] are screens that stop minerals from going into the valve itsself and blocking up the valve internaly.i know its going tobe tough[trust me i've done 100s]but its how your complaint is solved 99 out of 100 times.you turn off the water remove the cold hose and clean the cold fill screen.also while the hose is off flush it into a bucket or the washer tub[wont hurt a thing]make sure you put the screen back into the valve.so next time valve wont get harmed.if the screen is clean and you have water at the cold facuet at the washer.you could have a bad valve.that would be a voltage check.we wont go there now.if you still need help you can email me thru fixya.hope this helps. God bless ,tom

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