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When temp. is set on hot/cold setting washer does nothing water never gets to hot

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Hot fill solenoid.

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No matter what the temp setting is at it only has very hot water


Your water temp is determined by 2 things. First the hook up to your water supply. If you are able to turn off the hot water valve that feeds the unit and then select a cold water only wash, do you get cold water?? If not then someone hooked up the hoses to 2 hot water feeds. If hot and cold feeds are installed right, the second thing is your computer which monitors the incoming temp through the boards atc control and a thermister. If you select cold, and only get a hum and the cold water valve is on, you may have to clean the screens in the valve of any sediment. If no hum, and no cold, dead solenoid on valve, but that would throw an error code usually. All fills are monitored by the board and usually begin with a hot/wrm mix and then changeover to a monitored cold temp , about 70 degrees.

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On the warm setting only get cold water. on the hot setting i do get hot water. please help


You might not be able to do much about this. It seems most manufacturer are concerned with reducing energy usage on washers. To that end, the biggest user of energy for a washer is not the motor, but the energy used to heat your water. Reducing the temp's will allow them to lower the energy used rating.
As an example, let's say you measure your cold water at a faucet and it's 55 degrees (of course this varies with the part of the country you live in. It is basically the average year round temp. Here where I am in Minnesota, that's about 44, but in Texas or Florida, it might be close to 70) Measure the hot at your faucet also, and let's say you get 125.
Now, if you measure the incomming water on your washer, the cold might be close to the cold measured at the faucet, say 60 in your area, but the warm might only be 70. Maybe not enough of a difference that your hand would even notice. Checking the hot, you might see not much over 100.
As I've said, the energy guidlines your government set forth are driving companies to make these type of adjustments. There is not much you can do about it short of re-wirering and possibly replacing the multi selenoid thermostatically controled water valve to make it into an older style washer fill system. The temp settings now are actually set to deliver temps which more accurately hit the ranges clothing manufacturers want when they say COLD, or WARM wash, in spite of your incomming water temps to the machine.

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If the washer fills very slowly when you have it on a cold setting the cold water may be shut off behind you washer or possibly the hot and cold are switched. if that is not the problem then you have a relay problem with the machines electrical system.

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It sounds like you have the hot and cold water lines to the washer reversed.  Try turning off the tap for the hot water then setting the washer to just cold wash and then  hot washif you get nothing on the cold and cold water when set to hot they are probably reversed.  Typically if the auto-temp control is broken you will only get hot or cold coming out on any setting. 

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Washer is a top load set it hot water and starts with hot and then will go cold willnot stay on hot G E Profile ,model wwa8350g


most new washers sense water temp and will try to adj final tub water temp by alternately running cold or hot as needed ..most hot settings are not faucet temp but a predetermined temp so if your hot water is 140 degrees coming in the control will switch the cold on to bring final tub water temp down to preset ..which could be as low as 100 degrees the industry's way of energy conservation

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