Question about Washing Machines
Not sure what you are asking. If you want to wash and rinse you clothes in cold water only, there should be a water temp selection switch to allow you to do that. If you are asking if you can hook cold water hose to both ports on the washer back the answer is yes but it is easier to just cap off the hot side of the water valve on the back of the machine. Most machine water inlet valves are a 3/4 thread garden hose connection. Go to a hardware store or a Lowes/ Homedepot and ask for a screw on cap. They come in both plastic and brass. If you do cap the hot side of the inlet valve, make sure your washer has a cold only setting for wash and rinse and keep it set there. If it gets moved to hot nothing will fill or run.
Posted on Apr 16, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE Washing Machine
Sounds like you have a bad fill valve on the cold water side. If your hoses are not clogged, then remove the hose and check the cold water inlet going into the machine for clogs. There is a screen that can trap mineral deposits and/or rust. If you have well water or hard water, they can become clogged easily. Sometimes you can clean them out and they will work just fine. Most of the time, however, you will need to replace the fill valve. Make sure you unplug the machine and turn the water off. The valves are electronically controlled. I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 29, 2007
I am having the same problem - and this is going to cost us a fortune!! How do I switch the wires? We are not sure if it is filling with cold..but when the wash cycle is finished - the clothes come out giving off steam!!!
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
It sounds like you have some buildup in the cold water valve screen. Where the hose connects to the washer there should be a screen inside the valve. Remove the cold water hose from the washer and clear any debri on the valve screen.
If this doesn't fix the slow cold water flow then you will have to replace the whole water valve assembly. The water valve is the piece that the hoses connect too and supply water to the washer.
If you have anymore questions about this please ask. I will be more than happy to help you out.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
If the cold works on cold wash but the hot don't work on hot wash . Then yes the switch is bad.give What model is it?
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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