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Whirlpool cloths washer puts hot water out when set on cold or cool setting. And puts out cold water when set to hot. Yes, the water hoses are set to 'H' for hot and 'C' for cold. The machine is less than a year old. The wife says that this didn't used to be this way yet today it seems as thought the solenoids are wired backwards. What is the problem with it? Haven't touched anything that would affect the temperature settings of the machine.

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Inlet valve is definitely malfunctioning. I would just use it the way it is. a new valve plus installation will run you near $150. good luck.

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