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    Default Only cold water

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    No seperate temp switch. All is in the timer switch. It does not receive warm water. Have done no testing yet. What do you expect the problem to be Jeff? Valve or timer contacts?

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    Hi,

    No separate temp switch. All is in the timer switch. It does not receive warm water.
    What about hot?
    Hot water pressure may be low and on warm it feels more like the cold.

    What do you expect the problem to be Jeff? Valve or timer contacts?
    Water fill valve would be more common than the timer.

    Only cold water-water-inlet-valve-w10113122-01956981-jpg Water inlet valve assembly

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    Hot water pressure may be low and on warm it feels more like the cold.
    Possible I guess. Haven't noticed a problem with other washers on the same line though. But not sure I would have noticed on warm with the others. Can't tell any difference in the pressure coming in on warm or cold. Kind of made me wonder if the hot solonoid has an open circuit.
    I will do some checking and get back with you. Thanks
    Last edited by Boman; 01-21-2016 at 04:17 PM.

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    Kind of made me wonder if the hot solonoid has an open circuit.
    Should be easy to check.

    I will do some checking and get back with you
    Great

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    So far I have only checked the solonoid by turning the cold water valve at the wall off while the washer was filling with "warm" water. The hot water solonoid did work as hot water was coming in. It did however reduce the prssure quite a bit when the cold was turned off. The cold may indeed be overwhelming the hot. If so, the question would then be what is restricting the hot water flow, if that is the problem, the inlet solonoid on the hot side or the hot water faucet/line. Guess I will check the inlet valve for any kind of visible blockage at the screen and/or replace it with a known good one.

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    If so, the question would then be what is restricting the hot water flow
    It is normal for the hot to have less pressure in the house lines, fill valve screens clogged, hose washer screens clogged, fill valve itself....

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    Hoping just the screens a little clogged. Hope to do a more thurough check in the next couple of days.

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    Hoping just the screens a little clogged
    That would be nice and easy

    Only cold water-washing-machine-water-inlet-valve-clogged-jpg

    Hope to do a more thurough check in the next couple of days
    Keep us posted.

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    Okay, here is what I did. Switched the water lines and got the opposite of what I had with both lines opened all the way at the faucet. Got very hot water through the cold side of the solonoid that was overwhelming the cold water from the hot side. Switched inlet valve and am now getting warm water. I think the valve from this machine would work on a machine with a temp switch seperate from the timer as it seemed to get a pretty good flow of water from the hot side. But it was quite a bit different in pressure than the cold side. I think I would like for it to be a little warmer, but at least it is maybe luke warm.

    *Note : Before I changed the valave, I did disconnect the hoses at the valve and compare the pressure from the faucet by letting the water run directly from the hoses to the tub. No noticeable difference in pressure from the faucets.
    Last edited by Boman; 01-27-2016 at 08:28 PM.

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    Switched inlet valve and am now getting warm water
    New fill valve corrected this, good deal.

    I think I would like for it to be a little warmer, but at least it is maybe luke warm.
    Approx 100?F is usually good.

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