This article is for when a washing machine works OK but won’t fill with water. If you’ve come to this article because your washer isn’t filling with water – but it won’t do anything else either – you need this article – won’t start. Otherwise, read on. Check the basics first A common cause of... continue reading.
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Some washing machine manufacturers advise against connecting their washing machine to an full artificially softened water supply (not the electronic water "conditioners" mentioned above) as it can make the water too soft for washing. If you don't reduce the amount of detergent it can result in over-sudsing, but less detergent can give poorer wash results.... continue reading.
I get a lot of queries from people who’ve discovered modern washing machines are cold fill only but still want to use their hot water supply. Many are very frustrated because they may have a “free” hot water supply where maybe their hot water is included in their rent, or they have invested a lot... continue reading.
Blanking off the old hot tap The information in the first paragraph below is from my original article. It shows how to blank off the old hot water tap on a washing machine. Virtually all washing machines are cold fill only now. So they only have one water valve. But most homes have plumbing for... continue reading.
Comments from another article have ventured into the subject of whether you can connect a dishwasher to the hot water supply instead of the cold. This doesn’t appear to be a clear-cut yes or no answer and there is conflicting advice even from dishwasher manufacturers with some claiming it’s more economical, and others saying it’s... continue reading.
Low water pressure has become a big problem for a minority of washing machine owners because of the way modern washing machines work. Some people find that even though their old washing machine may have been slowed down by a lack of good water pressure it was still able to complete a wash cycle. Yet... continue reading.