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What temperatures are used by the settings on USA washing machines described as cold,warm and hot. The launderette i use in the UK uses USA machines, but the UK instructions on my clothes give temperatures.

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Re: washing machine temperatures

Usually high setting is off at 155 F medium 140 low 125 PLEASE rate my solution as solved if you feel I answered your question accurately.. Thanx

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My dryer had no water going into the container

Not Filling With Water OTHER washers test similiarly- test water inlet valve water and pressure switch. Test the water pressure level switch a pressure activated switch that is used to determine the correct water level in the tub. This part is normally located behind the control panel and will have a hose or air dome tube that connects it to the tub. On washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump area below the tub. As the water fills in the tub it will compress the air in the tube and push against a diaphragm inside the switch. The switch will control the water inlet valve and turn the valve off at the correct water level. If the tube has a leak, not enough pressure may be created to activate the switch and the washer may overfill. If the switch is defective it may also cause the machine to overfill. To determine if the switch is bad, you should first eliminate the air dome hose as a problem. Look for signs of cracks or worn areas on the hose. Remove the hose and submerge in water. Seal one end and blow air into the other end and look for bubbles. Check for an obstruction in the hose as well. If the air dome hose appears to be ok, then the water level switch may be defective.

You can test it with a meter and with a manual test? ( first locate it in the panel, it has a plastic clear tube hose going into it, remove that tube from its connection, now put another small tube or hose into the slot where it was and have the machine set to wash cycle with water in it. Blow into the other end of the tube.
If the machine starts to wash. the pressure switch is more than likely good

# Test procedures to follow

* Disconnect the washer from the wall outlet
* Set the timer dial on regular and pull the knob to turn the timer push-pull switch on
* Set the temperature switch to the cold/cold setting
* Open the controls panel to gain access to the water mixing valve solenoids
* Touch the 2 terminals on the cold water solenoid with your volt meter test proves. Make sure that your body don't touch the washer cabinet, this eliminate the chance of getting an electrical shock.
* Have someone plug the washer cord for you while you check the voltage
* The reading should be 120 volts
* Disconnect the washer from the wall outlet
* Touch the 2 terminals on the hot water solenoid with your volt meter test proves. Remember, to keep your body from touching the washer cabinet to eliminate the chance of getting an electrical shock

Have your helper plug in the washer cord again so you could check the voltage at the hot water solenoid

The reading should be 120 volts. If you get 120 volts, this tells you that the wall outlet, the timer, the water temperature switch cold and hot water settings are working ok.
If the washer is not filling, the problem should be on the water valve, the screen filters or the water supply
If one of the solenoids is bad you will need to replace the complete water mixing valve assembly YOU SHOULD ALSO GET AN OHMS READING OR SHOW CONTINUITY WHEN TESTED UNPLUGGED ON BOTH SELINOIDS HOT AND COLD

To check the water valve, first cut the water off and remove the hoses off the back of the washer. Then one at a time point the hoses inside the washer tub and turn the water back on. If you don't have good water pressure, turn the water back off and remove the strainer that should be in one end of the hose. Inspect the strainer to see if it is stopped up, clean it and reinstall it. Now repeat this test. If you have good water pressure now, reinstall hose and your problem is fixed.
If you still don't have good water pressure, the problem is in your house plumbing and you need to call a plumber. If you had good water pressure the first time you performed the test, the water valve is bad and needs replacing.







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Your dryer will have heat settings on it. Often there are just 2 , a warm dry cycle and a hot dry cycle and you select the one you require. Other machines will have more temperature setting options.
So just check the controls on the front of the dryer and you will see how to operate the temperature settings. The most simple machines will have the timer and the heat settings on the one control knob.

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From a dictionary definition, the thermistor is "an electrical resistor whose resistance is greatly reduced by heating, used for measurement and control."

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More typically in a dryer, there will be several thermistors. One in the drum will do exactly as described above, while one or mor different designs of thermistor will be mounted in the heater unit its self. Typically the thermistors in the heater unit will be designed to cut power to the heater if it faults and begins to overheat. These overheat sensors typically come in 3 formats: "Fail ON" device, which allows voltage through at a certain temperature. A self resetting "Fail OFF" device that cuts power at a certain temperature and when the unit cools, restes and restores power. Finally a Fail safe "Fail OFF" device which fails at a higher temperature than the self resetting device. Typically, this last type of failsafe cutout has to be reset by either pushing a reset pin, or inserting a thin pin into the back of the device to reset the position of the convex bi-metal disc that will fail concave. DO NOT BYPASS THESE DEVICES! Typically most machines will finction with them bypassed but you remove ALL safety cutout function for overheat when you do this and create a fire hazzard!!

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It is most likely the water pump on the washing machine. Check the hot and cold hose and make sure there are round gaskets on the inside of them and that they are tight on the hot and cold valves.
Also check the drain hose that it doesn't have any holes in it and that the hose is far enough down into the drain . If all that's ok, it's your water pump.

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Washing machine will fill with both warm and cold water but when on the hot/cold setting nothing happens.

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If you continue to try to run the dryer after the automatic shut off kicks-in it will shut the cycle down with no flashing lights after the dryer reaches a critical and dangerous temperature. If the dryer is skipping immediately to this step without any flashing lights then call an Asko certified repairman as something may be wrong with the machine. If you have not tried cleaning the condensor, please do this as well. Remove the bottom housing of the dyer, move the two red handle to the right, and pull out the condensor unit. Wash it under warm/hot water using a bathtub or shower and you will see lint and dust come out by the heapful. Replace the condensor unit, wait about 30-45 minutes, and then try restarting your dry cycle.

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F10 code showing up, bipping and therefore nothing gets heated

F10 indicates the pressure switch isn't sensing a change in the water level.

Unplug the appliance and take the top off.

The pressure switch should be on the left near the top.

Take the thin tube attached to it off.

Blow as hard as you can down the tube for as long as you can.

Give the pressure switch a couple of good taps with your screwdriver handle.

Refit the tube and try the machine again.

Ensure the wiring and plug to the pressure switch are good.

If your hotpoint washing machine is not working and you feel it needs repairs and you are getting the E10 or F10 error code, this means there is NO cold fill and you should check and verify that the taps are on and that the hoses are not kinked.

The first thing to check is the taps, most machines will have the hot and cold fill supply plumbed via a hot and cold inlet valve placed under a sink or directly behind the machine, it is usually a silver valve with the Blue and some times a red flexible hose connected to it, the blue should be cold and if there is a red that will be the hot supply.

In the on position, the plastic switch located on the side of the in let vale should be pointed in the same direction as the arrow on the valve and in the off position it should be pointed across the valve, if it looks off, especially if your valve is under a sink where pots, pans, boxes and other item can get pushed up against it and could turn it off by accident, simply turn it back on, but do not force it, as forcing it could break it, and that could lead to a flood situation.

If the valves looks OK, but the washing machine is still not working and you still get the E10 or F10 error message, you now need to check for a kinks in the pipes, this will probably mean pulling the washing machine out from its housing to continue the repair.

At this stage you need to take in to consideration the fact that the washing machine will be heavy and connected to both the mains electrics and mains water supply and also that putting the machine back properly can often be harder than taking it out.

If you are unsure, you would be best advised to call a engineer, if you are not willing to pull the washing machine out you could still also check any part of the inlet flexible hose pipes that you can easily see, like in the cupboards and also to the side of the washer, if you see any kinks, you could try to remove the kink and test the machine again.

Error codes are usually machine specific and the diagnosis given here is for the hotpoint unit only, do not relate this diagnosis or error code meanings to any other make of washing machine

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