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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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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Go to the enclosed link with the exact model number of your appliance and you will get the appropriate part number. You can buy from them or check it out on ebay where , very often, the part will be available for less money.
I also have a Whirlpool washer/dryer for my condo, although I don't know the model number of mine. I had the same problem -- after it was precisely a year old, suddenly one day the hot and cold started coming out reversed. I was able to fix mine by more or less temporarily fiddling with the water pressure. What I did was one time, when the rinse cycle was running and the washer was filling up with hot water (grrrr...), I completely shut off the valve supplying hot water. So at that point the water stopped filling into the washer, and then I started tinkering with the cold water, twisting the valve off and on a few times. Then BINGO, suddenly the cold water "kicked in" and for the remainder of the rinse cycle, it filled the washer with cold water. I then turned the hot water valve back on, and since then it has been running correctly.
The F20 code for insufficient water going into the machine.Checked the hoses and water valves at the wall to make sure high pressure water is going to the washer. You can try a different Cycle water temp setting.Like Cold/Cold or Hot/Hot to see which valve is not letting in the water.
There has been some know failures of the cold water inlet valves. That Whirlpool part number 8540751. I hope this information has been helpful. Good Luck.
Newer machines know the water temperature. It will mix hot water even on a cold setting if the incoming water is too cold. Detergents need a temperature of at least 60 to activate.This will only happen in the winter usually.
Hello-I came across this several years ago. Some whirlpools have a preprogram where the water temp. is already defaulted to the type of load and color. As you assume the white should be hot or warm. The rest of the selections are probably cold. The manufactures can be driven to apply energy saving features into their products so most cycles are probably cold. If all else fails, when you make a selection let water fill into the tub about 5 minutes and carefully check to see if the water is warmer or colder. You also might be able to pull up owners info on the net if you have the model#.
Hello. I also have a Whirlpool LSB6300PW2. Do you happen to know what the Part # is for the WATER INLET VALVE? I googled my washer model and all that comes up is: LSB6300PW1, or LSB6300PW3, or LSB6300PW4 . But I can't find LSB6300PW2.). I am certain my model is LSB6300PW2 because that is what is imprinted under the top lid of the washer. I am looking for the Genuine OEM Whirlpool Water Inlet Valve, not a generic. THANKS !
The water fill valve - The water fill valve is a mechanical and electrical part, the coils on the valve need electricity to mechanically open the valve to allow the water to flow into the washer....myth....the washer pumps water into itself...no, it does not. The fill valve opens and the house water pressure pushes the water into the washing machine. No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can test a fill valve live for 120 volts, power to a fill valve coil and no fill = a bad fill valve. You can also test the coils for continuity, no continuity = a bad fill valve. Some Maytag washers have a fuse in the fill valve circuit, if this fuse let go the washer will not fill. Fill valves can also from time to time stick open and not stop filling. If you have to shut off the fill valves to stop the water from filling in the washer, you have a bad fill valve and you will have to replace it.
first make sure the hosesaren't reversed hot on cold or cold on hot next turn off cold water remove the hose from the washer and check to see if the screen on the washer is clogged if not get a bucket turn on cold water and see how strong the water is then let me know what you find dont rate me till we are done