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Is Your Washing Machine Cold? Check The Washing Machine Temperature Setting

You want to wash your clothes in hot, steamy water to make sure they get a real, deep cleaning. Yet, if your washing machine seems to be using cold water only, then your washing machine’s not working properly. Find out what’s wrong to get your hot water back.

Why Is My Washing Machine Cold?

Your washing machine is likely using cold water because you have the temperature setting on the unit set to “cold,” rather than “warm” or “hot.” Fortunately, this is an easy fix!

How To Check The Washing Machine Temperature

  • On most models of washers there is an automatic water temperature selection for the wash cycle. Find the temperature control setting on the washer's control panel. Check to see if the temperature is set to cold.

  • Set your washer to start a wash cycle. Select a warm or hot water temperature. When the washer starts to fill, feel the incoming water. If the water temperature doesn't match with the temperature selection, this indicates other issues, such as swapped hoses or a faulty control board.

What To Do If Your Washing Machine Temperature Is Set To Cold

If the issue is, indeed, the washing machine temperature setting, all you need to do is turn the setting dial back over to “warm” or “hot” and you’re back on track!

If that doesn’t do the trick, there may be something more complicated going on with your unit and its water supply. Reach out to one of our Remote Assist experts to get some more information and even receive a free virtual diagnosis!

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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