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Loading my Lavamat with 38° Solar heated water

Hello
Since I live in Spain I am collecting Solar heated water (900 liters at a temperature of 38°). Can I feed this water in to my Lavamat?
The Manual says no. Why not?
I could save on energy and ceep my electricety bill down.

If you do not know the answer please gice me the address of the factory.

With kind regards
Hartmut Weyer, Marbella ,Spain

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Can't see any reason why you can't use solar heated water as long as the pressure is sufficient for the machine. this is important

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