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Old 07-14-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Do you need to connect the hot water hose to a washer?


We recently moved in and when trying to hook up the washer, found the spigot/valve thing coming out of the wall leaks/sprays water when turned on.

This is the hot water valve (I think ... hard to tell since they aren't marked and I'd have to let the water run long enough to fill buckets before one would cool off due to poorly insulated pipes and hot sun).

Anyway...we need to do laundry. Except for whites, everything is cold wash...can I just run the washing machine with the cold water connected and the hot water hose not connected or do both hoses have to be pressurized with water for some internal functioning of the machine to work properly?

Machine is a Samsung HE front-loader, two years old.

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We've always used ONLY cold water, so yes, you can.

Of course, you need to cap off the hot water inlet hole...... it could get a bit messy otherwise.

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We've always used ONLY cold water, so yes, you can.

Of course, you need to cap off the hot water inlet hole...... it could get a bit messy otherwise.

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I like doing laundry while standing in a pool of soapy suds ... it adds an element of danger to an otherwise mind-numbing task, like I'm the James Bond of the Rinse Cycle.

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My DH's Grandmother (rest in peace) ONLY ever used cold water. The only drawback is that cold water doesn't help much with allergens (unless you bleach - everything).

If you are allergy free.... Go for it!!
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