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Lindsey Muller Posted on Feb 07, 2007
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Won't heat water anymore - only washes in cold water

The washing machine doesn't seem to heat the water anymore, it will only wash with cold water

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U need to take the back half panel off once off u will see the two thermostats and the heater element you can test the element by undoing the wires and getting an old wire with plug on 1 end and bear wires on the other place corrisponding wires to were that wire had come of turn plug on and if it is working it will heat up straight away which means the thermostats need replacing if it doesnt then the element needs replacing

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