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Old 01-28-2011, 03:18 PM   #16
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One last question before I give this a shot. When the machine is off and isn't running at all, I still have the hot water problem with the faucets. 30 seconds or so it runs cold, turn off for a minute and back on again and it is hot again. Is there a chance this will this be resolved by switching the hot/cold hoses on the washing machine?

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Old 01-28-2011, 03:38 PM   #17
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Thanks so much for the help fellas. I'll see if I can get the machine out and try swapping the hoses. Is swapping them over an easy thing to do?
I would bet that you will need a pair of what is known as channel lock pliers to loosen the washer hoses.
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You said apartment right? Did you ever call the landlord about this problem?
What type of apartment? Large complex, private home ? Wheres the hot water come from ? Source ? I would try to find out before I started messing with the lines due to the fact it's such a difficult place to get to.
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You said apartment right? Did you ever call the landlord about this problem?
What type of apartment? Large complex, private home ? Wheres the hot water come from ? Source ? I would try to find out before I started messing with the lines due to the fact it's such a difficult place to get to.
It is stated, the apartment is owned, not unusual for NY.

Maybe there is a duct under the vanity to
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It is stated, the apartment is owned, not unusual for NY.

Maybe there is a duct under the vanity to
I directed my question to the OP not you, don't tell me about NY you whippersnapper. Go back and read the vanity post you will see how wrong you were.
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My old mind is confused. I need to go back maybe tomorrow and study the op. Not being a plumber, this is hard for me to follow and picture in my head with so many things being opposite, or going opposite, or...

Lets see if we can get the washing machine straightened out first and go from there.

Anyone know if a bad dip tube may play a part in this?
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Okay, I believe the washing machine hoses are crossed, or the wires from the temp control to the inlet valve are crossed. Imo, either could cause the problem with the temps being backward. Will the machine fill with hot water when set on cold? Or does the hot run for a few seconds like the other faucets do then go cold?

Now I'm taking the machine out of the picture.

Someone correct me if I am wrong. The heater fills through the inlet/cold water line. This water enters toward the bottom of the tank. The anode tube is supposed to help protect the innards of the tank from corrosion.

If the anode tube goes bad, the inlet line can corrode letting the water fill from the top instead of the bottom of the tank. This could explain the hot water only running for a few seconds then going cold because the hot water at the top is being replaced by cold water as the tank fills.

I can't figure the connection between the washer and the other faucets though.
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I directed my question to the OP not you, don't tell me about NY you whippersnapper. Go back and read the vanity post you will see how wrong you were.
Had you bothered to read the post, the entire post, the answers to your questions were already there. Whippersnapper......OMG......LOL!
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Lets go back to the beginning before the washing machine was in the picture. You said there has been a hot water issue for a long time regardless if the washing machine was off, so lets just assume there's a problem with the hot water first then look at the other issue (washing machine).
I think the washing machine mention is directing everybody's attention to the wrong place.
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I think that your real problem is with the washing machine itself. You are crossfeeding hot and cold.....The water is taking the path of least resistance....This is a common problem with portable washers. If your hot and cold are connected through seperate hoses, then you need to purchase hose thread vacuum breakers.....Local harware, plumber should have them. Screw them onto the faucets, then attach the washer hoses.
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Jack of All,

I dont know who you are, I dont know your qualifications.....If you dont have a plumbing license, why dont you take it easy on the plumber..... First of all You dont have one clue as to the real problem....Nice of you in your small world to assume its the plumber....Could be the machine....Maybe you should sit back and learn something.
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Jack of All,

I dont know who you are, I dont know your qualifications.....If you dont have a plumbing license, why dont you take it easy on the plumber..... First of all You dont have one clue as to the real problem....Nice of you in your small world to assume its the plumber....Could be the machine....Maybe you should sit back and learn something.
Another one, did you read the post?

I said "A drunken want to be plumber"

And yes I to believe its the machine, more specifically a bad solenoid valve, and we would have got there with or with out you.

When a poster doesn't even know what a valve is, you have to take it slow, one step at a time, so lets get the machine disconnected from the loop and we will take it from there.
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Hello all I'm back- If you all PLEASE go back to the #1 op post and please just read the first paragraph slowly you will see the hot water issue has been that way since he moved in, now please also understand when you read the first paragraph the washer is not even mentioned. Thank you, just trying to get us all on the same page and hopefully the OP will post back with the information I asked for so we all get a clear picture of his problem . That's all.
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Heres my theory, when you open the hot water valve say in the bathroom, the pressure in the hot water piping drops, the cross connected washing machine allows the higher pressure cold water to flow into the lower pressure hot water piping.

When the washer is on the cold water pressure equalizes with the hot and presto its fixed.

Changing the lines will cancel the pressure differential.

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I think Jack has hit the nail on the head here! There is something wrong with the washing machine allowing this to happen. While you are changing the hoses... Spend less than $2o and get some Burst proof stainless braided hoses. You can test the theory by shutting off the water and then testing the other faucets. If they work you know where your problem is happening.
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Hello all I'm back- If you all PLEASE go back to the #1 op post and please just read the first paragraph slowly you will see the hot water issue has been that way since he moved in, now please also understand when you read the first paragraph the washer is not even mentioned. Thank you, just trying to get us all on the same page and hopefully the OP will post back with the information I asked for so we all get a clear picture of his problem . That's all.
I think maybe we are on the same page, just a different paragraph!

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