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The wash never gets hot its always cold washes. we only have it less than 6 months it initially did hot washes but now any program we put it on washes cold only.. been through the manual cant see a solution

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What would happen if we don't connect the hot water... our washing machine is one of those produced around 5 years ago. I mean is hot water necesary?


depends on your personal preference
IN this country you are hard pressed to get a machine that heats the water so hot tap water is an option available but with the cost of energy most people use cold water and cold water detergent
the results are the same with less color runs and clothes shrinkage
I have hot water hose connected but always select cold wash

Jul 26, 2016 | Washing Machines

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Which is hot & cold inlet connection


If you want to connect up a washing machine that uses hot and cold water but you only have a cold water supply (such as in a basement or garage) you can use a Y Piece connector to connect the hot and cold fill hoses to a single cold water supply (external link to 4Washerhelp spares).
The washing machine will then work OK. Simply screw the Y-Piece onto the tap, and then screw the hot and cold fill hoses to the Y-piece and connect the other end of the fill hoses to the washing machine. (You may also be able to buy this part from a DIY store like B&Q)
If you don't connect a water supply to the hot valve (and simply connect the cold water hose to the cold valve leaving the hot valve with nothing connected to it) then some wash programs may not work as some programmes only fill with hot water. However, some washing machines will work OK with only the cold fill hose connected. You can always try it and see. The worse that will happen is the washer could either stick on the odd wash programme or may abort on some. If you do this though it's possible for water to drip out of the hot valve on some machines during fill. It's best to use a y-piece if possible.
The fact that you have connected cold water to the hot valve is irrelevant, the washing machine will not know any different and will just heat the water up to the correct temperature. The washing machine may use slightly more electricity but if it's less than 10 years old it shouldn't be significant unless you use a lot of 60 or 90 degree washes. On 40 degree washes, manufacturers argue it's more efficient to fill with cold water only and slowly heat up the water to 40 degrees.

Apr 30, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Hai hope you will answer me our washing mechine we bought 6 month before front loading and i do not want the heater the temep makes colour comes out and how to stop 30 or i put in feather touch all...


Hello Blessy, the problem is that the machine is pre programed tp give you a certain temperature depending on what program you select. If you disconnect the heating element, the timer will not move on in the program and it will stay in one place washing all the time. Basically, you need to purchase a machine that has a seperate temperature thermostat which you can manually set to low if you wanted.or a top laoder that has a hot and cold water inlet. You could just connect the cold water tap.

Sep 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Samsung Washer,less than year old. Not every load and not every item but periodically something will come out with stains not previously on the item.


Hi,

This is common, if the machine does predominantly COLD washes.

Over a period of time, there is a build up of soap scum (washing powder/fabric softener etc) inside the machine, caused by using excess soap powder/detergent.

To recitfy this, fill the empty bowl (no clothes) with a solution of HOT water & CITRIC ACID (found in the baking isle of your grocery shop) on HI Water level. Set the machine to wash cycle, then drain.

Fill again with same solution, but leave solution inside the bowl overnight.

Drain next day, then follow with 1 single HOT wash (no clothes) on HI water level again.

The scum should be gone...

The hot flush should be done at least every 6 months, but this can be dramatically reduced if you use less soap powder (Samsung machines do not require as much powder, as do other machines)


"If this has helped you, please rate this solution"

Nov 29, 2009 | Samsung Washing Machines

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Cold water Washes


It is normal for the machine to cycle between hot and cold water when filling even if selecting a cold cycle. The reason for this is because even a cold cycle requires the water temperature to be 78F for the soap to break up efficiently.

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.

Hope this helps, please rate my solution.

Apr 07, 2009 | LG WM-1832C Front Load Washer

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Water temperature control not working


the fill hoses are backwards,,,reverse fill hoses...on the job...also your under warranty ..call for service but you can do it your self..

Jan 17, 2009 | Whirlpool LTE6234D Top Load Stacked...

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Hot water goes into cold water washes


It is normal for the machine to cycle between hot and cold water when filling even if selecting a cold cycle. The reason for this is because even a cold cycle requires the water temperature to be 78F for the soap to break up efficiently.

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.

Hope this helps, please rate my solution.

Jan 12, 2009 | LG WM-1832C Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool washer problem


it sounds like you cold inlet need replaced its a easy job

Jan 10, 2008 | Whirlpool AWM6100 Front Load Washer

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