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I do have a coin washing machine which the cold

I do have a coin washing machine which the select cycle selector stopped working at the cold water position and now it works with hot water only...What could be the problem.

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The most common cause of this problem is that the electric solenoid activated cold water inlet valve is defective, the valve is located at the back of the machine where the cold wtaer hose hooks up, it is very easy to replace and cheap to buy.

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