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Hook up Is hot water on top or bottom?

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This one is simple. first connect the hot water hose to either inlet. now turn on washer for cold water only. if no water enters machine, you have it correct. now connect cold water to other one. now repeat cold water wash...does water come in?

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3) If hot and cold are reversed, the tank will not work.
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