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Cold/cold cyle wash water not cold

When I run the cold/cold cycle the wash cycle water is warm. The hoses are hooked up correctly and screens are clear. I turned off the hot water inlet to see if it would run with just the cold but got a flow error signal. Any suggestions

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  • twyb Apr 12, 2008

    thank you but I have already done all of the trouble shooting via the Whirlpool website. I suspect it has something to do with the water inlet control wiring and was hoping for a more techinically focused response.

  • twyb Apr 12, 2008

    Somehow the comment I intended for ser71 ended up on yours. What I had intended to reply to you was that I was confused by your answer as what I am trying to do is run the cold cycle option but I end up with warm or hot water in during the wash

  • twyb Apr 13, 2008

    I live in a very rural area and therefore have difficulty getting someone to come for such repairs. Do you suggest I change out the computer module? Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Warm cycle works the same as the hot cycle. Cold cycles work perfectly.

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The water temperature is not correct - Front-load washer
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Is the washer new or just recently installed? Are the hot and cold water inlet hoses reversed?
Check to see if the hot and cold water inlet hoses were reversed during installation. If so, turn off the water lines at the faucet. Check that the rubber gaskets are in each of the inlet hose connections. Reconnect the hot inlet hose to the hot faucet and the cold inlet hose to the cold faucet. Turn the water back on and check that there are not any leaks. See the Installation Instructions for details.
Is the water heater a distance from the washer?
The distance from the water heater to the washer can make a difference in water temperature during start-up operation. To ensure a warm wash, run the water at the nearest sink until you have hot water and then begin a load of laundry.
Are you washing many loads in a short amount of time?
Washing many loads in a short amount of time may use up the available hot water faster than your water heater can produce. You may notice lower hot or warm water temperatures. This is normal.

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Try to do cold cycle first without doing warm cycle first

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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    Zaid Anarwala Apr 13, 2008

    your dial means the cold and hot water menu has been faulty and you are having problem with that one

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