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We are experiencing this problem recently when we do the laudray. The cold water came out very little, but the hot water is running as usual. I would like to know is this a problem of the washer or the plumbing. But so far all the water plumbing looks fine to us. It is only when we use the washer then this problem came out. Could you help us and do you know what was the problem? Thank you.

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There are 2 hoses behind your washer that look like garden hoses. If you run your washer for a minute on the hot setting, one of them will heat up. That's the hot setting. The other hose is the cold one.
First make sure the valve for the cold one is all the way on. If that doesn't solve the problem, you might want to try turning the valve off, then disconnecting the cold hose. Get a bucket of some kind and turn the valve back on and see how fast the water comes out of the hose when it is not connected to the washer.

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