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Sosh 07-09-2007 08:10 AM

Washing machine - hot water supply only?
 
The place set aside for a washing machine has only one water supply, and it's hot. I've seen washing machines using just cold before, but not just a hot supply - will this work?

Thanks!

Clutchcargo 07-09-2007 09:54 AM

Most washers use cold for rinse. You could split the one hot so that it enters both cold and hot on the machine. It's a waste of hot water though.

slakker 07-09-2007 03:11 PM

I have to admit, my wife does most of the washing, but I'm pretty sure that hot only washing will damage some of your clothes...

Mike Swearingen 07-11-2007 01:14 PM

You should have a separate cold water supply to your washing machine in addtion to the hot water.
Most laundry detergents are made for cold water use only now anyway, and using all hot water is waste of money. And as you said, it will probably damage a lot of your clothes.
Good Luck!
Mike

redline 07-11-2007 03:36 PM

How far away is the nearest cold water line?


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