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I have 4 year old Hotpoint washing machine with hot feed and cold feed. have moved to new house with only cold feed. Will it still work? Do I need to plug the blank hot feed on back of machine?

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It Will work ...However you will need a Y piece connector both hot and cold hoses connect to this costs around £2.. ..A cheap fix..

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In a word- YES!

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If your washer has 2 pipes for feeding water then one is for hot and the other is for cold naturally.
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http://www.4ourhouse.co.uk/cgi-bin/product.pl?PID=213690&brand=&model=&part=y-piece&style=washerhelp

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Some washing machines allow hot water to enter only during certain cycles. Others intermittently
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If you're sure the machine isn't working the way it used to--or should--try these tests:

* Is the hot water turned on? If not, turn it on.


* Is the washer getting cold water but no hot water? If so, check to see if the control panel
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