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We have a Whirlpool Estate Heavy Duty Super Capacity top load washer. Whenever we run a load using hot water (only) on the wash cycle, the water supply seems to start out OK with hot water, but reverts to a hot & cold mixture before the tub is finished filling. I can block this if I shut off the cold water supply. Is some kind of valve opening to allow cold water to mix with hot?

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Hi,

This is what is called ATC or automatic temperature control. The machine will sense the temperature of the incoming water and adjust by adding cold to the hot cycle or hot to the cold cycle to bring the water temperature to the set point for that cycle.

It is usually put on machines to gain an energy efficiency rating required by government mandates. It also insures that the water temperature is correct for the dissolving detergents and cleaning the clothes.

Sorry for the bad news on this but on most machines there is not any way to disable this 'feature' and you will find it on most every machine on the market today.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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