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It appears your dual inlet water valve has failed in this instance if neither HOT nor COLD work in any setting... otherwise it's the main controller at fault.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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