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What temperature should the hot water be to the washing machine?

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It will be whatever your water heater is set for minus some degrees for heat loss for the distance the pipes have to travel to get to the washer.

Posted on May 07, 2008

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The water system consists of the hot and cold water inlet valves, a water temperature sensor, a water
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Water Inlet Valves -
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During the cold months the water in your pipes is probably less than 78F so the machine will need to add some hot water to bring it up to this temperature. Basically, it is adding cold and then hot water to maintain a temperature in the tub of 78F for cold water cycles.

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