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Cold water pressure almost non-existent. Hose is clear at both ends. Water will gush out just fine if I turn off spigot at wall and then turn back on. But once it shuts off and has to come back on it just drips.

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Http:// Above is your generic, service and repair manual Ok, well this may be a stuck inlet solenoid, or perhaps the filter in the line is clogged. In the manual above you will find all the troubleshooting steps to work to a fix, it is all laid out step by step.. Also please find below a great self help washer repair website, it has step by step what to do's and i am sure you will find it helpful.

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Water not hotting green light comes on and when open valves fully no hot water

Dear Clement,
Here is how to check this.
Turn off the hot water spigot that feeds the hot water to your machine.
Unfasten the hose at the wall, and have some rags handy to catch the escaping water.
There should be about 1/2 cup.
Attach a garden hose to the spigot and run it somewhere that can catch the water., like outside, or in a bathtub or in a sink.
Turn the water on at the spigot and see if it is hot, and if there is a lot of water flowing.'
If there is not, you are having a problem with your water heater.
If there is, next take the water hose off the back of the washer, and inspect both ends of the hose.
One may have a screen in it that is plugged up with sediment.
If so l, clean it out or replace it, (or discard it if you must).
Also check inside the hot water port in the back of the machine for a plugged filter screen.
God bless your efforts.

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No hot water in the hot cycle

You haven't given a specific model, but there are a couple of general things that will help narrow it down:
  1. Is there hot water at the wall? There should be a hot water and a cold water hose connection on the wall. Turn the valves off and disconnect one (or both), being careful for possible spray when you first loosen. You will likely want a bucket or bowl. Turn on one faucet, gently, at a time, verify that water flows. If you have the space and a deeper bucket to avoid a puddle, open each valve up fully to make sure you get full flow, and not just at trickle. Does one of the hoses actually put out hot water? If not, then there may be a routing problem for the hoses, or some issue with the heater. If so, you have a source.
  2. If you have hot water at the wall, do you have it at the back of the unit? The hoses usually screw on at the back wall of the washer. Re-attach the hose to the hot wall spigot, and detach (have bucket ready again) at the washer back wall. Can you still get a solid flow of hot water out that end? If not, the hose is likely clogged - hot water lines, especially in older houses, can pick up corrosion gack from the pipes and from the water heater, along with various sediment, and that will tend to sit at one end or the other of the hose, since the majority of time the washer isn't running, and the sediment settles to a low spot. If theres's poor flow, you can detach the hose and try to clean it out, or just replace it.
  3. Make sure that the hot water from the wall is connected to the hot water inlet on the washer, and cold to cold.
  4. In any case, I'd highly recommend wrapping some plumbers teflon tape around the male threads at either end of the hoses when re-attaching, to make sure you get a good quality seal without having to gorilla-tighten the connection. A drip back in the nether space of the laundry room can turn into a horror of floor rot if it's not obvious that it's happening.
  5. if all the above show that hot water is getting to the machine, then it's time to look into specific guides for your model to troubleshoot the internal valve actuation. You may also want to look at the switch / knob that sets the water temp. See if it seems to click distinctly for hot water mode, the same as it does for other modes. if not, then the switch may not be engaging to tell the valve that it's supposed to switch to hot input (the default is likely cold)

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Hotpoint washing machine wf640 there isn't any water coming through when the rinse cycle is on

could be the filter at the water input location in the back of the machine. Or the screen filter at the spigot-end of the input hose....check both hot and cold. First, turn both hot and cold water off at the wall outlet.

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Fisher & Paykel GW712 hot water fills fine - cold water just trickles. Was working fine until yesterday

Turn that spigot off, then unscrew the hose from the machine and inspect the screen that is there (on most machines, some have internal screens/filters) If that screen is clogged, you can clean it or get a new one, if it is damaged. Place the hose inside the washer, or someplace you know the water will drain away, turn on the spigot to make sure you have a flow from the spigot to the end of the hose. Reattach and charge the hose. I believe this will be the answer.
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Cold water pressure poor in shower. Just had Rheem installed.

You might have clog in water lines.
If shower is only place where low pressure exists, then clog is probably at shower valve.
Disassemble valve and see if clog will flush out.
From there, you have to keep moving back along cold water line looking for pipe filled with sediment or elbow that has obstruction.

If pressure problem is bad at every cold tap, but doesn't affect Hot water, then clog is inside Cold line somewhere after water heater connects to cold line.
Buy a pressure gauge that connects to water hose.
Buy adapter that also fits pipe thread.
For example Brady BTG 100.
Test outdoor spigot for baseline pressure.
Open cold tap inside house and see how much pressure drops.
Close cold line and open hot tap and see how much pressure drops.

Next, move pressure gauge along cold water line.
Take apart pipes and inspect for obstruction at elbow or pipes filled with sediment.
Look for any place galvanized pipe connects to copper pipe, since this will be likely place for obstruction because of bi-metal corrosion.

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I have a hotpoint hot water heater it's about 6 years old. When I turn the hot water on it runs very slowly the water pressure is very low and it's like this throughout the house how do I fix this problem...

You have clog in the water line.
Since all hot water pipes are involved, clog is probably near water heater.

Buy pressure gauge at hardware store that threads onto hose connection.
Brady BTG 100 at Amazon
Picture of gauge

Check outdoor pressure for baseline pressure in your home.
Turn off electricity to hot water heater for an hour or two so there is not scalding water.
Open drain valve on water heater to see if water heater is clogged with sediment.

Put pressure gauge on drain valve and compare with outside pressure.
Open hot water spigot on bathtub and see if tank pressure drops ... if tank pressure drops significantly with bathtub spigot on, then clog is on incoming cold water before tank, and could be on outgoing hot water pipes too.
If tank pressure stays about the same, then clog is on outgoing hot water pipes.

Clog can be sediment caught in cold water shut off valve located above tank. Open and close valve and test pressure again. Take apart incoming cold water pipes above tank and check for sediment. Replace valve. Look at condition of cold water nipple on top of tank.

Sediment caught at hot water elbow near tank.
Sediment can fill up old pipes. Take apart hot water pipes above water heater and see condition.
Look at condition of hot water nipple on top of tank.
You may have to take apart pipes up to first or second elbow.

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You said the water was gushing.....into the machine? Fine .....what back.

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