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Cold water is entering my washer when I selected the warm or hot water wash

Water enters the unit from two valves on the rear of the appliance. One valve regulates the hot water and the other valve regulates the cold water. The water flows into the tub from the upper rear section of the unit. If the unit has a dispenser water flows through the dispenser. Only one valve will cycle on at a time. The unit will first dispense cold water at the beginning of every wash cycle regardless of the water temperature selection. The washer senses the temperature at the bottom in the tub and not at the incoming valve where the water enters the appliance.

You must also take into consideration where you are located. Based on the ground temperature customers who select a cold wash can invariably see the unit bring in warm water in order to take the water to the required temperature. For example, a customer who lives in a colder region may see the unit alternate between cold and warm water even though they may have selected a cold wash. This is because the tap water temperature may be too cold for a cold wash and the unit will compensate to bring the water temperature to an acceptable level to provide best cleaning.

The same is true for a customer living in a hot region. The tap water may be warmer than normal and so if the customer request a warm wash the unit may never make a request for hot water since the water entering the appliance will be at the proper wash temperature coming out of the water line.

The table below shows the approximate water temperature the customer may expect when they make a temperature selection.

Note: Tap Cold will vary based on the customer location and it is not regulated by the unit. That selection will bring in tap water at the household water temperature.

Water Selections

Wash Temperatures

Hot 101 - 115
Warm 80 - 85
Cool 65 - 75
Cold 55 - 65
Tap Cold Tap Cold