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The machine has a cold water supply only willl the machine heat the water without a hot water supply

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If you have the Hot Water open at the outlet and you know for certain water flows from the source to the washer; then a Valve is not opening into the washer. The valve is controlled by the washers circuit board. This solenoid is electrically activated upon command, and if that instruction gets to the valve it should open and close. Failure could be either the Valve or the Command Center.

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