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I have a Kenmore/Whirlpool Washing machine model 110.26832691 that doesn't allow hot water into the tub. I have put a new timer as well as a new temperature switch. Any answer?

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Please try to swap both the connections, hot to cold and cold to hot, swapping will hopefully work. If swapping wont work then the water inlet valve also known as inlet hose assembly is bad and needs replacement. Please check the water level switch as well although I believe it is the water inlet valve causing this problem.

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