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Whirlpool washer letting both cold and hot water in when I only ask for cold water...

I have a Whirlpool washer LSB6300PW2. When I set the washer to use only Cold water, the washer begins to fill with only cold water, but then suddenly the water pressure increases and it starts filling with BOTH hot and cold water, and then suddently it switches back to allowing only cold water. It does this a few times before finally reaching the set water level, then the washer goes on operating as normal by beginning to agitate. What is causing the washer to allow BOTH hot and cold water in when I am asking for only cold water? Is this caused by a faulty Water Inlet Valve? Or could it be the Timer ?

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  • Stella Ab Dec 23, 2016

    I found info below. Is this true?

    Water enters the unit from two valves on the rear of the appliance. One valve regulates the hot water and the other valve regulates the cold water. The water flows into the tub from the upper rear section of the unit. If the unit has a dispenser water flows through the dispenser. Only one valve will cycle on at a time. The unit will first dispense cold water at the beginning of every wash cycle regardless of the water temperature selection. The washer senses the temperature at the bottom in the tub and not at the incoming valve where the water enters the appliance.



    You must also take into consideration where you are located. Based on the ground temperature customers who select a cold wash can invariably see the unit bring in warm water in order to take the water to the required temperature. For example, a customer who lives in a colder region may see the unit alternate between cold and warm water even though they may have selected a cold wash. This is because the tap water temperature may be too cold for a cold wash and the unit will compensate to bring the water temperature to an acceptable level to provide best cleaning.



    The same is true for a customer living in a hot region. The tap water may be warmer than normal and so if the customer request a warm wash the unit may never make a request for hot water since the water entering the appliance will be at the proper wash temperature coming out of the water line.

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The water valve is working. It only does as told. Faulty water temp switch or yank out the small board and clean the terminals then re insert it and see if maybe corrosion was all that it was. That is what I would try if it was mine.

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