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Hi! Our newly installed Whirlpool WTW5200VQ washer has that horrid ATC, so the "warm" water is really "cool." And it takes 8 minutes for the 90% cold water + 10% hot water to fill a medium washer load. AND after a normal cycle, it automatically goes into extra rinse. I can't hear the noise unless I'm in the garage with the washer. I don't want to have to return the washer, but this is a mess! Thank you for any help you can give me.

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Apparently, the only thing to do is contact Obama and have him institute a class action suit against Whirlpool, since this is such a widespread problem.
The problem is the frick'in washing machines won't do what they are suppossed to do, i.e., WASH CLOTHES. The machine owner is the one who can best determine what settings he wants to do his laundry on, NOT some WACKO who wants to tell you how much warm water HE thinks everyone should use, via temperature regulation switches/valves/whatevers.
I didn't buy a new washer to break my plumbing pipes, or to have to stand by and turn the dial after every step. I BOUGHT IT TO WASH MY CLOTHES (and towels and bedding, and maybe even my pet dolphin on the gentle cycle). I don't appreciate having to call the service department the day after delivery to come out and show me if I'm doing anything incorrectly. It should still be a 3-step process: 1) Put your clothes in machine. 2) Turn the machine on. 3) Put the clothes in the dryer when done.
I may return the machine if I don't get answers right away. And I will stop payment on my credit card if necessary. Fraud is fraud. The implied warranty of using the machine for its intended purpose is still valid.

Posted on May 17, 2010

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Do you have those anti flood hoses? If so get rid of them and use the hoses that were provided.

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