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Old 07-24-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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The other day my washer quit putting in cold water. I switched the hoses so it thinks it is putting in hot water but it is actually cold water supply, and that works. Which would be ok but it only rinses cold, so it won't rinse unless I add water via a hose or bucket. Any ideas why it quit inputting cold water?
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Does the cold water even come out of the hose? Did you look to see if there is a build up of crud on the screens for the male fittings on the Solinoid valve?

First step wen you do not get Hot or Cold water, is take the hose off, and see if anything comes out.
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you have a bad solenoid on the water valve, replace the valve
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Sorry for my not understanding fully. The washer is outside ( its a temporary washer until we finish our house and move ours from home). We have 1 hose that was hooked to the cold water on the back w/ no black hose. We have a black hose on the hot, but crimped off. Once it began not inputting cold water, we switched them and it will input as"hot water" but the same hose on cold intake produces nothing. So when you ask if anything comes out if the hose, are you referring to the water supply hose? If so then yes it is now on the hot intake and fills the washer. But the washer only rinsed on cold so it doesn't fill.
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you have a bad solenoid on the water valve, replace the valve
By the valve, do you mean the part the water supply attaches too? And where could I find that part?
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Manufacturer & model# of the machine. You could just cheat and use a Y with one hose from the faucet, and two to the machine, and be done with it.

Again, did you take the hoses off and check for any crud on the screens where the Male connections are for the hoses? Without you answering this, we cannot go further.
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Manufacturer & model# of the machine. You could just cheat and use a Y with one hose from the faucet, and two to the machine, and be done with it.

Again, did you take the hoses off and check for any crud on the screens where the Male connections are for the hoses? Without you answering this, we cannot go further.
Yes my husband did, but I am gonna double check lol. :O
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How old is this unit? Also a garden house can have crud inside it, if you just leave it laying on the ground, without storing it on some kind of rack or reel.

I finally got around to the washer we have, to clean out all the crud from the screens, when we got our new water heater. There was quite a bit in there, along with I found a pebble, that somehow got through the service (must have happened when the city was repairing the line), was lodged at the valve shut-off for cold. Had to take it apart to get it out of there. Only way I found out, was when I cycled the valves down there to shut off the water to the lines, so I could clean out the screens.
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How old is this unit? Also a garden house can have crud inside it, if you just leave it laying on the ground, without storing it on some kind of rack or reel.

I finally got around to the washer we have, to clean out all the crud from the screens, when we got our new water heater. There was quite a bit in there, along with I found a pebble, that somehow got through the service (must have happened when the city was repairing the line), was lodged at the valve shut-off for cold. Had to take it apart to get it out of there. Only way I found out, was when I cycled the valves down there to shut off the water to the lines, so I could clean out the screens.
It is old. We bought it for like $25. We knew it would be outside & We have a new one at our other house. So I wouldn't doubt it does have crud in it. I have to look still, but we have had a lot of broken lines from previous owners logging the land & destroyed the old plant nursery water lines. I will take it apart & look. Thanks!
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Well we took the hoses off & the valves. It appears that it was a bad solenoid & we just switched the wires from the hot and cold and I now have cold water input for how long IDK, but if it holds until we make our official move to get our good washer I will be pleased.


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