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Water temperature can't get cold water wash...used to hear change in sound when selecting cold, now the same as warm water. Also changes to hot cycle...started as sporadic but is now continously warm on cold cycle. Is this something a DIYer can fix?

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It sounds like your water inlet valve (also known as a Mixing Valve on some washers) HOT solenoid is sticking open. When you select either a hot or cold wash cycle, separate solenoids open or close to allow only cold water to enter the washer on the cold wash cycles and hot water to enter on the hot cycles. If the hot solenoid stays open, you will have hot water mixing with your cold water during the cold cycles. The result is warm water. I would recommend you replace the water inlet valve. This is a job the average DIYer can do. Please post back with your model number and I can assist you with locating a part number and/or give you specifics on how to access the valve to replace it.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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