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Cold water not running.

When I set the washer to fill and run on the cold water setting nothing happens. It will only begin to fill with warm or hot water. I turned off the hot water tap and then tried to fill and nothing happened.
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Model: RAB4132HQO

Any thoughts or ideas?
Please and thanks
Erin

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  • e_chan May 05, 2008

    Also when I run a load with warm or hot water it will not rinse. Because it only rinses on cold.

    Thanks

    Erin

  • e_chan May 06, 2008

    I am not sure what a slenoid is? I cleaned out the little filter thing where the cold water hose goes into the washer.

    Thanks

    Erin

  • LUVINRLIFE Jun 28, 2008

    NO WATER

  • mamagennie Aug 06, 2008

    Cold water will not run, only hot it works on warm but the water is at hot temp. I bought this yesterday! WTF

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Washer won't run on cold water setting only on warm or hot but then won't rinse. Final spin cycle is OK.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    Cold water will not run, only hot. Will not rinse because rinse is cold water.

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Check the cold water selenoid on the water valve

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