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Wash machine water issues

One thing I've noticed about the washing machine. I noticed that the detergent (Tide) wasn't washing off the clothes very well. I checked the water temp. when it was set to warm and noticed it ran ice cold! When I switched to hot, it came out at a drizzle. My temporary solution has been to go buy Tide for cold water but some stuff really needs to be washed in hot or even warm.

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Pull the hot water hose off at the faucet and machine and check for blockage in the hot water hose,clean or replace the hose sediment screens,then hook back up to water faucet and flush hose with hot water,then check water valve on machine for a screen and clean it as well before reconnecting hot water hose

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SOURCE: Hot water continues to run after rinse, filling tub overflowing

sounds like you are right the water inlet solenoid on the hot side is sticking remove the hoses and clean th escreen out and the valve try agin with a fill on hot to see if it stops on a small load if not replace the water inlet valve

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SOURCE: thumping hitting front stops on wash cycle.

if it was not NEW and under warranty, you bet i would ask for your paid service in heartbeat.

the repairman is arriving finally tonight.i will update what he finds.

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If you checked the screens at the water inlet valve and they were not clogged, then you probably have a defective water inlet valve and will have to replace it. Hope this helped.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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