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I've had my machine for at 7 years now, does it have to have both the water hoses connected, my seems to need both, and I hate using hot water for washing, is there any way to stop the need for the hot water hose to be connected?

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Some washers require that both water sources are connected. If you are content with cold - water washing only, I would get a Y-hose connector and run both sides of the washer to the cold water line. See picture below for details.



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You could also use a y adapter on the cold and feed it with cold on both inputs, this works when the machine needs both.

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You have a couple of options. Use a wash setting on the machine that uses only cold water or just turn off the hot water tap the hot water hose is connected to.

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