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Hooking my washing machine to the kitchen faucet

How do i hook up the hose in the back? I can only put one hose so which one hot or cold and do i put the faucet on. The top of the hose connects to the faucet with some kind of extra piece. Please help i have seven kids and we just moved and I need to do laundry

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Re: hooking my washing machine to the kitchen faucet

See that your hose does not have any clogging in the filter screens; connect to the cold. careful with the threadings; turn on faucet & check for any leaks........start washing. Will tell you later how to get a manual. Regarding hot water, your machine can heat it if it has provision.

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When my Kenmore machine is running on the wash cycle warm/warm no water is coming at all. I could run the machine only with cold water even on the cycle warm/cold.

Most likely the hot water hose is plugged up, or least likely, the hot/cold valve is broken or plugged up.
Find a large container, or better yet, hook up a garden hose that you might try the faucet where the hot water is hooked up and see if water will come out of it when the washer hose is not hooked up there.
If it will not, you have a plugged up hot water pipe or the water heater shut off valve is closed.
If you get good water pressure and hot water from the faucet, look at the filter screens that are inside the ends of the hot water hose and see if any are plugged up.
There may be several.
If not, perhaps the inlet water solenoid has failed. That plastic part is where the hoses attach to the washer itself.
God bless your efforts.

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Why does my washing machine take so long to fill?

Check to see if the screens are clogged on your water inlet valves. Just turn your water off at the Hot and Cold faucets, then remove the water hoses from the back of the wash machine.
The section that the hoses were attached to on the back of the wash machine is the water inlet valve (or valves). Take a flashlight and inspect for blockages on the screens (they're located right in the valve inlets).

If you see grit or calcium build up, you can usually pull the tiny plastic screens out with a pair of pliers and clean them out under running water. Then, put them back in and hook everything back up. Turn on your Hot and Cold faucets and see if your washing machine fills faster.

It should work, but if not, you'll need to replace the water inlet valve (or valves, depending on your model)

Good luck!

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My machine sometimes will not start when using just cold water. I don't have it hooked up to the hot water faucet because I don't use hot water. I switched the cold water hook up hose to the hot water...

If you live in or near a big city, there is a part you might use that might solve this problem. I bought one for my daughter's house. It is a "split hose", it is in the shape of a "Y". You screw the bottom of the "y" to the water outlet, then screw the top two legs of the "Y" to each of the connectors on the back of the machine, means you have whatever water that the Y is hooked to going in to both of the connections on the back of your machine.

Be blessed.

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Hi, We have just moved and relocated our washing machine. The problem is that the wash and rinse cycles for all types of cycles is coming into the machine hot, extremely hot. What did we hook up wrong?

It's hard to say without more details, but normally, these machines have two hoses, each connecting to a seperate water spigot, one for hot, one for cold. You don't say how you hooked these hoses up, but it's possible you've crossed the hoses. It's also possible you've hooked up to a faucet that has only ONE spigot, using a "Y" connector. Take a look: You must have two spigots, and each must have a hose going to the appropriate water intake on the back of the machine. They should be marked "HOT"/"COLD" (or, possibly red for hot & blue for cold). If this is not the problem, then you have a much trickier problem that will involve bringing in a trained professional. Good luck.

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Most likely you will need to insure that you have hooked up the fill hoses to the appropriate input. The inputs on the back off the washer are marked H or C for hot and cold. Double check that the hot water faucet and hose is connected to the input marked H and the cold faucet and hose are connected to the C input. This should repair the problem.
If not..

For further trouble shooting, I will need the model number. It should be found under the lid or on the back of the unit.
I look forward to assisting your further.

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Washer was working fine! Moved washer to new house, and now it will run but only with hot water. put washer on Auto controll, and cold cold or warm cold setting, and it wont even turn on.

Have you tried checking your cold water supply faucet? Are you sure there is cold water running out of that faucet before you hooked up the hose? Is it possible there is a shut off on the supply valve that isn't turned on? Therefore it will not run on cold water setting? This actually happened to me once. We went away for a week and turned the water off for the hot and cold supplys. Came back to do laundry and only turned the hot one on and not the cold. Good luck!

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I am not to sure if this answers your question but I think you are asking which way the hot and cold hoses connect to the wasing machine? if this is the case if you look on the back of the washing machine you will see stamped in the metel a H for hot connect the hot water inlet hose to this, If it is not marked, hook up the hot water hose to the washing machine and place the water temp selector to hot and turn machine on if hot water comes out you have the correct hose hooked up,if not then the cold water hose goes were you hooked up the hot water hose. hope this helps

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