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Hot water /cold water

Jams up using drain/spin cycle when using hot wash water. Will not cycle through anything with cold water (fabric softener in chamber). The cold water IS turned on. It just started happining and was fine five years before. Please help

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It appears your dual inlet water valve has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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