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Cannot get cold water; only hot

Even when all settings are set to cold, the water is very hot. Yes, the plumbing is correctly set up.

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Make sure the cold water is turned on ,otherwise a plugged screen in the water valve or in the fill hoses will cause the problem .

Another reason would be a defective cold water valve solenoid if so you need to replace entire water valve

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To access the Flowmeter and Pressure Switch – remove the three screws in the top panel along the back of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel should slide back, then, lift off. The flowmeter will be located on the left-hand side of the washer (facing from the front) between the inlet valve and dispenser. It’s a small white plastic device with hoses attached. The pressure switch is located on the right-hand side of the washer in the rear. It is a round plastic device with electrical connections and a hose attached.


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