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Cold water only drips into washing machine

The warm water fills normally, but cold does not. It is an old machine and still works except for this problem.

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Try turning off water and remove hoses fron faucet and back of machine and check for plugged screens in hoses or back of machine clean and reinsall and turn water back on this may fix problen

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Which is hot & cold inlet connection


If you want to connect up a washing machine that uses hot and cold water but you only have a cold water supply (such as in a basement or garage) you can use a Y Piece connector to connect the hot and cold fill hoses to a single cold water supply (external link to 4Washerhelp spares).
The washing machine will then work OK. Simply screw the Y-Piece onto the tap, and then screw the hot and cold fill hoses to the Y-piece and connect the other end of the fill hoses to the washing machine. (You may also be able to buy this part from a DIY store like B&Q)
If you don't connect a water supply to the hot valve (and simply connect the cold water hose to the cold valve leaving the hot valve with nothing connected to it) then some wash programs may not work as some programmes only fill with hot water. However, some washing machines will work OK with only the cold fill hose connected. You can always try it and see. The worse that will happen is the washer could either stick on the odd wash programme or may abort on some. If you do this though it's possible for water to drip out of the hot valve on some machines during fill. It's best to use a y-piece if possible.
The fact that you have connected cold water to the hot valve is irrelevant, the washing machine will not know any different and will just heat the water up to the correct temperature. The washing machine may use slightly more electricity but if it's less than 10 years old it shouldn't be significant unless you use a lot of 60 or 90 degree washes. On 40 degree washes, manufacturers argue it's more efficient to fill with cold water only and slowly heat up the water to 40 degrees.

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Our gibson washing machine stops filling water from cold valve and when we turned the knob to warm, it fill normal for washing cycle, but it does not fill for spin cycle.. Is this because of defective...


check the cold fill hose screen for silt or dirt. also check at water valve for the same and clean. you must have at least 20psi of water pressure for the water to come in. also on most washers cold water is used for rinsing.

Feb 09, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Cold water comes out very slowly whereas hot or warm is normal


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On our Model LAT9635AAE washing machine when cycle is on cold/cold the water fills at a very slow flow. If (while water flowing on cold) the water temp switch is switched to warm and back to cold the cold...


You have a bad fill (mix) solenoid valve. The valve in the solenoid is hanging up and by switching it back and fourth between hot and cold its just working its way to the proper position..You were on the right track.....

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Hi, my washing machine isn't working in cold/cold mode but will work in hot/cold and warm/cold. Meaning that water will not come out at all. I even started it in warm/cold and tried to switch it over to...


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My new estate washer with 4 water selections actually only has 2, hot and cold. The warm water setting fills with lukewarm water for a while then shoots in cold water for a while and back and forth. In the...


Yes, this is normal. All newer washer have auto temp control fills. This is to meet energy saving requirements. The less hot water used the more energy saved. Most hot settings on washers give out basically lukewarm water. The detergent made today is made to work well with cooler temperature water, so things will still come out clean.

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Cold water will not stop filling during rinse


while the unit is filling in the warm cycle. reach behind and shut off the hot water tap.I bet the water flow stops filling, if so, you would need to change the inlet valve on the machine. You see, in warm, if the cold is not filling, you still hear the hot filling and the unit will advance. The rinse cycles are mostly "cold" only. if the valve is not opening it will not allow it to advance from the rinse section on the board.

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Just want to know how to get the fasted wash as it seems to take about 1.5 hrs to do a load. zanussi xc6 1400


Check your screens on the fill valves. This is a good time to replace the fill hoses, the last thing you need is an old one to blow. Wash warm, rinse warm, both fill valves will be open. If you only use cold water, hook both fill valves to cold water, cold water will go thru the hot fill valve for a faster fill.

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