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Cold water is getting to the washing machine, but the hot water is the only thing working from that point. So in fact, not able to wash on Cold or Warm. Solution? Part?

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The water no longer gets cold . What do I check ? Thanks !!


On a washing machine?

You have a hot fill inlet, you have a cold fill inlet. The controller dictates how much hot water and cold water to get the right temperature for the wash you have chosen. This is tested by the thermostat in base of the drum. The heater then warms the water to the correct temperature for the full wash.

Some washers are cold fill only and the heater in the washing machine does all the work. The wash cycles take a lot longer.

If you are in fact talking about a water cooler not getting cold, check the air filters and for dust on the compressor fins.

Jan 13, 2016 | Washing Machines

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No water is getting into the washing machine. Error code display and soap is still in dispenser.


machines have a hot water and a cold water intake

if the water cold isnt getting to the blue intake it wont work
as you have an error code
post the error code it displays
you posted insufficient info to come to a good recon

Sep 24, 2014 | LG WM0642HW 4.0 cu. ft. Front Load Washer

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Baumatic BK6EL washing machine will not fill with water, it only lets a cup full in, shuts the water off and starts washing. Any ideas? Thanks, Mandy


One of the most common problems encountered with washing machines that need repairs, including Baumatic machines, is no water coming into the machine or the soap not being taken from the soap dispenser box. There are two main reasons why this could happen, 1. because the water has been turned off inadvertently from somewhere, or 2. because the water inlet valve as become faulty or blocked.
If your appliance is not taking in water the first thing you need to know is if the problem is with the hot or cold supply, to find out you can put your appliance onto a white wash cycle and start the machine this should bring hot water into the machine and you will know within a few minutes if the hot water supply is working or not, and to find out if the cold supply is working or not select stop/reset and then select the drain or spin cycle and this will empty the machine of any water, now select the rinse cycle and this should bring cold water into the machine and you will know within a few minutes if the cold water supply is working or not, once you are sure of the results select stop/reset and then select drain or spin again to empty any water that may have entered the appliance.
At this stage you should know whether the hot or cold supply is at fault, the next thing you need to check is that the water as not been turned off inadvertently, check both the stop **** and the washing machine connector valve/s, to see if you can tell if it as been turned off or not, if you think it as, turn it back on and do the hot and cold cycle test above for the cycle that failed, if the water is still not coming into the appliance you know need to turn the water off from the washing machine inlet valve/s one at a time and slowly disconnect the the inlet pipe/s from the washing machine side and point the washing machine inlet pipe it into a bucket and then turn the water back on, you should be checking to see that the water is on and also that the water pressure is OK.
There is a good chance your appliance could be working OK now, but If the test above shows the water is on and the pressure is OK but the washing machine is still not taking in water, you will need to have t the water inlet valve and or the water pressure switch and water pressure chamber tested, the diagnosis procedure covered here will work for Baumatic washing machines that need repairs, it will also work for most other makes.hope this helps

Aug 11, 2010 | Washing Machines

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The wm does not accept cold water. I put it on cold cycle and it does not work the water line is fine... what could be the problem ?


Why has nobody mentioned the fact that if you “draw off” hot water using a tap beside the washing machine you can get “instant” hot water to your hot-fill. I have been doing this for years – now that all my hot water is heated by a crabon-neutral energy source (either wood or solar) I feel it is even more energy efficient.
As for water consumption, my house has a secondary return pipe on the hot water circuit with a temperature sensor fitted to the pump so that it only switches on when you turn a hot water tap on – you than turn the tap off, wait 5-10 minutes while the water circulates, then turn it on again, by which time the hot water only has ashort distance to travel and you don’t waster much down the drain.
However, I have been interested to read about the pros of cold fill only, especially the arguments about such a small volume of water being used anyway and the possibly improved wash performance? Also, I was dismayed to read that washing machines with hot and cold fill don’t use the hot wate very efficiently.
So would I be better off going for a hot and cold machine while they’re still available or going for a high-efficiency cold fill only machine? I am still minded to get an LG with hot and cold fill… comments please?

Dec 04, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Magtag Washing Machine Can't use cold water only cycle


Stranger things have happened.
Glad it is working for you.

Apr 02, 2009 | Maytag Washing Machines

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MAH8700AWW - No Fabric Softener


Not sure if you've ever resolved this issue, but I'm dealing with it myself. I have come across this service manual that gives a very detailed illustration of the systems, how it works and how to test it.
Focus on pages 15 thru 25. Hope this helps you.
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16026126.pdf

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I recently bought a Whirlpool duet front load washer. It was not working properly, not completing the wash cycle, it would just stop after about 10 minutes. After many questions/solutions, I was told today...


HE machines can be touchy and you have an interesting question. I'd say if you have it set to cold /cold there is no reason it won't work but with all the sensors and accurate temps I could be wrong. I am going to research this further but I will probably not get back to you till next week I hope you solve the problem and thank you for teaching me in the process! My answer at this point is if you have it set for cold /cold it shoud work. Please let me know if you find out.

Jan 16, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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When I use cold wash on my Miele W830 the water heats. Any solutions?


check the water connections going to the back of the machine, you may have the hot and cold mixed or reversed. if you turn it on hot water will it dispense cold water?

Jun 30, 2008 | Miele Washing Machines

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How to drain liquid chlorine?


Get as much as you can out with a towel, then flush the rest with cold water. Just pour it in and dry it out with a towel until you are able to pour water in it and it go out the dispenser like normal. After you have gotten the dispenser cleaed out you will need to get the detergent out of the machine before using it. Start a cycle with cold water. Let it start washing, when you see suds forming pour in a little vegetable cooking oil. This will kill the suds. Keep doing this through the cycle. After the suds are gone and the cycle is done, run it through another cycle with hot water. If you have no suds you are done. If It still suds up by the end of that cycle, run the cold wash and vegetable oil again.

You should be ok by running one cold and one hot, just watch it and add a little oil to kill the suds.

The cooking oil trick works with dishwashers too if you ever put the wrong detergent in them.

Please reply if you need any more help.

Oct 23, 2007 | Kenmore Oasis 27042 Top Load Washer

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Cold water will not flow into machine


either the valveis faulty or the dispenser box is blocked, remove the internal hose from the valve anf see if you have full pressure at that point if yes box is blocked. Regards Advisor

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