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Old 12-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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About a year ago I replaced the hot water heater. Now whenever we fill the washing machine with just hot water it trickles out. The hot water flows fine from all the other faucets, just not the washing machine.

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Thanks for the response. Actually I just resolved it. In another thread I mentioned how I just unclogged a slow shower drain. It has resolved my slow filling washing machine and another plumbing problem. Interesting how it's all related and one problem somewhere creates many other problems.
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Thanks for the response. Actually I just resolved it. In another thread I mentioned how I just unclogged a slow shower drain. It has resolved my slow filling washing machine and another plumbing problem. Interesting how it's all related and one problem somewhere creates many other problems.
Go ahead and tell us which valve you failed to turn back on.
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Bad crudded up shutoff valves. We had a problem, that our hot water would trickle out of our kitchen faucet, due to the valve had so much crud in it, there was not enough flow. Changed out with 1/4 turn Ball valves, and plenty of water pressure.

The problem with our city water, is that they soften the water, so you get a lot of salt crud at fittings & valves, if you do not allow for full flow.

Also the odd thing is that when I took apart the shutoffs for the wash machine, I found a small pebble in the Cold water shutoff for the Wash machine, that was caught right at the valve. Lucky it did not go further to get into the valve for the wash machine.
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I was going to tell you to clean the strainer screen that the put on the hose inlets of every washing machine. My genius son left my well water running for a week after washing his car, and I had silt in every fixture. Literally shut down the washing machine intake. Dont ask what my utility bill was, or about the six months of wear on my deep well pump.
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I was going to tell you to clean the strainer screen that the put on the hose inlets of every washing machine. My genius son left my well water running for a week after washing his car, and I had silt in every fixture. Literally shut down the washing machine intake. Dont ask what my utility bill was, or about the six months of wear on my deep well pump.
Thanks Jagans! My machine was still filling slowly but with the help on a toothbrush and rag I cleaned out the intake screen. The water is flowing like a river again.
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Everyone know you should change your washing machine hoses every 5 years?
Also I'd skip the cheap black rubber hose and go for the SS braided instead.
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Should you also replace the braided steel ones every five years?

But yeah, it's inevitable that if you let them get too old they will burst, and you WILl be on vacation when they do
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We had an electronic shut-off valve put in for our washing machine fixture. I believe it either uses a detector on the floor or a gallons-per-minute sensor to determine whether there's a run-away leak.
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99 Make sure you test that shutoff once a year to make sure it will operate when needed.
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Indeed, I'll be curious to see what they call for in it's manual. I always replace my hoses every five year, with stainless, even if they don't look like they'd need it. MUCH cheaper than dealing with water damage.

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