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FWS445RFS2 washing machine will not feed cold water,but does feed hot water. What can this be?

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This is symptomatic of a malfunctioning cold water control valve.
Sorry, either it needs replacing and/or a service call to confirm that it is not something else like the control board not telling the cold valve to open OR poor connections to the valve ;-0(
Good luck,
John C
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