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    Hi people i have a problem with my integrated washing machine. Basically it washes in cold water and they take ages to dry. I have taken the machine apart and still cant work out whats wrong with it. This machine has HOT and COLD feed pipes and i have checked both inlet feed filters and they are clean. The hot feed pipe has hot water coming out when i tested it off the machine but when its connected to the machine it still washing in cold water even though the boiler fires up to produce hot water. This problem has only occurred in the last few few weeks. When i start the programme you can feel the freezing water that comes out of the dispenser anyone know what it could be before i spend £400 to buy a new one. Thanks.

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    Cant you just wash your mankini in the sink? :?

    StevenA2000_uk;7365762

    Cant you just wash your mankini in the sink? :?



    repped :thumbsup:

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    StevenA2000_uk;7365762

    Cant you just wash your mankini in the sink? :?



    joker lol

    It's nowt to do with the feed but the thermostat in the machine surely ????

    StevenA2000_uk;7365762

    Cant you just wash your mankini in the sink? :?



    Brilliant :w00t:

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    choc1969;7365803

    It's nowt to do with the feed but the thermostat in the machine surely … It's nowt to do with the feed but the thermostat in the machine surely ????



    i thought this but if it was then why does the boiler fire up to produce hot water

    it must have a heating element in it even with a hot feed...
    I would look at that first.

    what make and model is it?

    Do you have a local Euronics centre near you give them a call if there like my local one they'll help very good and inexpensive

    I bet you have it set to do a cold wash and dont realise it......LOL....

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    DAMNOME;7365842

    it must have a heating element in it even with a hot feed...I would look … it must have a heating element in it even with a hot feed...I would look at that first.what make and model is it?



    interesting you say heating element i thought if there was a hot feed to washing machines they dont have a heating element i didnt know that may have a look at this thanks

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    StevenA2000_uk;7365857

    I bet you have it set to do a cold wash and dont realise it......LOL....:p



    been through all the temperatures mate same results always

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    renown;7365843

    Do you have a local Euronics centre near you give them a call if there … Do you have a local Euronics centre near you give them a call if there like my local one they'll help very good and inexpensive



    will look into this thanks for the person who asks me above what make it was it is a diplomat and maybe your saying now go and buy a better washing machine lol

    Borat;7365883

    interesting you say heating element i thought if there was a hot feed to … interesting you say heating element i thought if there was a hot feed to washing machines they dont have a heating element i didnt know that may have a look at this thanks



    I have a hot and cold feed on mine - but the manual says it will work with just cold feed.
    it is just more cost effective to have both - but lots of people only have a cold feed.
    most machine will work with just a cold feed - except yours coz it's broke

    Borat;7365930

    will look into this thanks for the person who asks me above what make it … will look into this thanks for the person who asks me above what make it was it is a diplomat and maybe your saying now go and buy a better washing machine lol



    That was me - I was going to sugest googling it to see about the heating element
    not to take the **** :thumbsup:

    mumbojumbo;7365984

    Most washes are at 40 degrees. The domestic hot water supply is at 55 - … Most washes are at 40 degrees. The domestic hot water supply is at 55 - 60 degrees i.e. too hot, so the water fills preferentially from the cold feed instead. If the washing is taking too long to dry have you tried increasing the spin speed or doing an extra spin cycle after the wash has completed?



    what? :?

    It sounds like the water feed solenoid

    Inside the back of the maachine, where the water pipes come in, you'll see 2 units, one the hot water comes into the machine through, and the other for the cold water.

    Sounds like it's the hot water solenoid gone duff, easy to fix I done my own,
    Simply unplug it from the mains (BEFORE you take the back off)
    unscrew the water pipe off it, unclip the solenoid - may be held with a screw, mine clipped in.
    Then unplug the water feed pipe to it inside the machine, Unplug the wires,
    clip the new solenoid one in, push the wires onto it, and put the water pipes back on,
    Simple as.

    I found the new solenoid off here ukwhitegoods.co.uk/mod…dex


    and the people are very friendly and will help if you get stuck.

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    mumbojumbo;7365984

    Most washes are at 40 degrees. The domestic hot water supply is at 55 - … Most washes are at 40 degrees. The domestic hot water supply is at 55 - 60 degrees i.e. too hot, so the water fills preferentially from the cold feed instead. If the washing is taking too long to dry have you tried increasing the spin speed or doing an extra spin cycle after the wash has completed?



    Tried extra spin cycle no good i think something drastic maybe wrong with it and may just replace it thanks for your advice people. The amount of money its gonna cost to fix i might as well replace it.

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    karenhornby;7366022

    It sounds like the water feed solenoidInside the back of the maachine, … It sounds like the water feed solenoidInside the back of the maachine, where the water pipes come in, you'll see 2 units, one the hot water comes into the machine through, and the other for the cold water.Sounds like it's the hot water solenoid gone duff, easy to fix I done my own, Simply unplug it from the mains (BEFORE you take the back off)unscrew the water pipe off it, unclip the solenoid - may be held with a screw, mine clipped in.Then unplug the water feed pipe to it inside the machine, Unplug the wires, clip the new solenoid one in, push the wires onto it, and put the water pipes back on, Simple as.I found the new solenoid off here http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/modules.php?name=Forums&file=indexand the people are very friendly and will help if you get stuck.



    Thanks but if it were the solenoid should the boiler still fire up?

    yep its your hot water solenoid, easily sorted for around £20

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    thanks will have a look if its the solenoid as it shouldnt cost too much will leave rep for replies

    try switching solenoids b4 you buy
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