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Temperature control button does not change temperature. Permanently on cold wash. Wash quality is poor

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Temperature Control Problem

is washer less than a year old? if so call reapir ..there was an issue with the temp controls on a small number of those machines they use an electronic control in what looks like a mechanical switch..if over a yr old could still be a temp switch but be sure hoses are connected correctly and on a rinse cycle the water does come in hot ..don't worry too much about wash cycles temp is controlled to to prset temps and is based on final water temp in tub after fill not incoming water temp

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Wash temperature too high

your thermostat is most likely need to have it replaced..i hope this helps

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint BWD129 - Wash temperature too high

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Water temperature switch

The water temperature switch directs power to the valve. If there is no power getting to the valve, check the switch according to the wiring diagram for your machine.
Faulty Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve is the device that meters water from the supply lines into your wash tub. On domestic washers, there are two lines, one hot the other cold. These valves are susceptible to mineral build-up and sediment deposits. There are two common failure modes:

Failure Mode One: Valve will not open.
If you can verify that the solenoid on the valve body is receiving the requisite voltage and the valve will not open, then it is faulty. Since the solenoids operate independently, it is likely that one side of the valve will work and the other will not. This can produce strand results such as a very hot wash when warm is selected (due to no cold water). Or the reverse in that the wash water is cold when warm is selected. If mineral or hard water deposits are a problem, you may witness a substantial increase in the time required for the tub to fill. This is caused be a decrease in the flow ware of the valve.

Failure Mode Two: Valve opens but will not close.
This is verified by a valve that allows water to flow into the tub even though no power is being supplied to the solenoid. This one is usually quickly diagnosed when the machine begins to overflow and the power plug for the washer is disconnected from the wall. However, this will not stop the water from flowing into the machine. The water must be shut off at the wall. As with the previous failure mode, the variant of this failure mode is that it may take the valve a while to completely bridge the flow of water after the power has been removed from the solenoid.

How to Diagnose?
There are a couple of ways to diagnose a faulty valve. However, there is a simple test that one can perform that will usually let you know if the water inlet valve is faulty.

When set to cold wash and rinse, the unit will not fill. When set to warm wash and cold rinse the washer will fill with hot water only and will fail to rinse. This is a common scenario where the cold water side of the valve does not appear to be contributing to the fill, but the hot water side does. This symptom could be easily reversed where cold water is being supplied, but never hot water.

So, how can the problem be determined? It is as simple as switching the wire harness plugs on the hot and cold side. In the example above where the cold water is never being supplied, the symptoms would be the opposite when the wiring harnesses were switched. So the machine would produce only produce cold when warm or hot is selected. No water should be present when you select cold. This verifies that the timer, wiring and switches are all in working order. Assuming this tests checks out, you simply need to replace the water inlet valve.

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Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: I can't set my Neptune washer temperature to cold

you need to call your parts store or the factory number in your book,give the model and serial number to them and order the console,the touch pad is damaged and they sell you the whole top console on the washer

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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SOURCE: kenmore 110.82891120 washer is old but recently in

First, see the Sears parts list for your washer:!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.82891120&pathTaken=partSearch

Next, see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service Manual for top load, direct drive washers:$FILE/L-55.pdf

It does sound like a Temp control problem. The Service Manual has testing procedures to verify the problem.

Also see the following for how to access the components in the Console.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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Hotpoint aquarius washing machine why has h 20 come up on my machine

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I have just taken delivery of a Hotpoint Whirlpool washing machine today.Please explain how on a 30 min cycle the water can be warm when it is cold fill only

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Sorry but I'm not certain that I understand your question ;-0(
Maybe if I explain- 'cold fill only' means exactly that; the washer has only one hose and is connected to one cold supply to fill and then the washer will heat the water up to the selected temperature of the wash. The description does not mean that it washes in cold water only.
In the case of a hot and cold fill, the washer would open the hot inlet until the correct temperature is reached and then would continue filling to the right level with a mix of hot and cold water whilst maintaining the temperature. Cold is then used for rinses in all cases as far as I am aware, including yours ;-0)
I sincerely hope that I have not totally misunderstood your question. If I have I apologize.

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I just rehooked up my washer and I only have cold water going to it. It will go for a while and then reads F-20. What do I do?

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Newer washers sense and control the incoming water temperature. If you select cold wash and cold rinse you may think that it will not ask for hot water so you don't need it hooked up but you can't do that on this washer.

Even on a cold wash the temperature sensor will read the temperature of the incoming water. If your cold water is 60 degrees then the control will sense this and it may cycle the hot water on to bring the temperature up to 70 degrees.

This temperature monitoring is something all the newer washers do. Both water valves must be hooked up to water.

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Error code F20

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Even on a cold wash the temperature sensor will read the temperature of the incoming water. If your cold water is 60 degrees then the control will sense this and it may cycle the hot water on to bring the temperature up to 70 degrees.

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Hello there
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