My daughter's washing machine has only hot water. No cold water enters. I'm assuming its the triple water valve. How difficult is it to install?
Answer Hello Gene. The water valve WH13X10026 is not hard to install onto the washers. You need to turn off the water and disconnect the power to the unit. Then gain access to the inside of the control panel assembly. Next, remove the hoses attached to the water valve on the washer. Now you can remove the screw securing the valve and unplug the wires going to the water valve in the unit. Install the new water valve in reverse order.
I have a GE Washer. When it is in the warm cycle the water is cold. In the hot cycle the water is barely warm. The cold is right. I have replaced the triple water valve and the switch rotary, but nothing changed. Is the water valve adjustable? Does anyone have any other sugestions? My water heater is fine and the hoses are connected right and the screens are clean.
Answer Hello Jane. In a washing machine the temperatures are specified by the chemical reaction of the detergent at different temperatures. Below 65°F you get no reaction from the detergent. From 65°F to 75°F you get a light chemical reaction. From 75°F to 85°F you get a stronger chemical reaction. From 85°F and up you get the strongest chemical reaction that the detergent can produce. Therefore, for a hot wash the water temperature only has to be 85°F which feels cool to the touch because human body temperature is 98.6°F. The washer has a temperature sensor which is designed to only add enough hot water to the wash to result in a satisfactory wash result for economic reasons. In other words, the final wash result from a wash in 130°F will be no different from the wash result in a wash result in 90°F. The detergent will produce the same chemical reaction at these two temperatures. This all means that a hot wash in a newer machine with the temperature sensors will feel cooler than a hot wash in an older machine because the older machine just filled with all hot water, resulting in a higher electric bill for the consumer without a better wash result. I would strongly recommend not to replace any more parts, as it will not change the operating characteristics of the design of the machine. I hope you find this helpful!