Question about Whirlpool WTW5500SQ
Your temp switch must be messed up. To replace it is simple. After flipping up the controls and removing the water temp knob, lift the tab in the rear and twist the switch a quarter turn and it pops right out. If you have questions about accessing the controls let me know,
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Posted on Feb 10, 2010
An internal failure of the temp control valve would cause the condition that described. Internally there is most likely a contact failure in the water temp control. There is a possibility that there is a wiring problem but it just is pretty far fetched.
This may sound like an odd recomendation but if the machine other wise works normally you will not harm your machine by reversing the hoses on the wall connection.
If you want it back to normal then the water temp control assy. will have to be changed. Item 35 of the following link:
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The other componets in the circuit are the water level control and the timer. Based on the symptoms you described this is the most likely failure.
If someone pulled the water valve assy loose and cleaned the inlet screens and disconnected and then reversed the wires on the water valve coils when reconnected it would do exactly the same thing as you stated. There is one common wire to both coils (neutral) and 2 hot leads (line). One for the power to the hot coil and one for power to the cold coil that originate at the temp control valve with power supplied from the timer assy that is shut off when the correct water level is reached and the motor is then powered to agitate.
Myself if everything else worked fine.. I would just reverse the wall hoses and be done with it. It is your machine and your choice to leave it alone and switch wall hoses or.... start ordering the part above that is currently working opposite of what it should.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
Thanks for using FixYa. This washer is fitted with temperature management which adjusts the water inlets to maintain proper temperature levels. Keeping in view the detergents you should not use very hot water. However, as it is providing water in reverse order then you’ll need to check the water temp sensor and water inlet valve.
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Posted on Jan 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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