Washer: Wrong water temperature

If you get cold water when you set the washer for a hot-wash load, first make sure the water heater is doing its job. (FYI, if the water is warm instead of hot, your ENERGY STAR washer is following Department of Energy standards that limit hot water to 85-95 degrees F for the Normal cycle.) If the water heater is fine, or if the water comes in warm when you set it for cold, try one of these repairs.

These repairs may help solve your Washer problem:

Replace the washer temperature selector switch

Temperature selector switch

The temperature selector switch lets you set the temperature of the water going into the washer. The temperature selector switch switch is usually a rotary switch mounted in the control panel. If the switch fails, the washer won't fill properly or might not fill at all. If one of the water inlet fill valves isn't actuated because of defective contacts in the switch, the actual water temperature differs from the set temperature.

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Replace the washer electronic temperature control board

Electronic temperature control board

The electronic temperature control board has a thermistor (a temperature sensor) that detects the temperature of the water entering the tub. The electronic temperature control board opens and shuts the electrically operated water inlet valves to accurately fill the washer tub with the correct temperature of fill water. If the electronic temperature control isn't controlling the fill water temperature properly, replace it.

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Replace the washer water inlet valve assembly

Water inlet valve assembly

The water inlet valve assembly is a set of electrically operated water valves that control the fill function in the washer. Replace the water valve assembly if the washer won't fill because a valve doesn't open or if the washer overfills because the valve doesn't close.

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Replace the washer main electronic control board

Main electronic control board

The main electronic control board, also called the mother board, governs the timing and execution of the washer component functions. It controls the fill valves, the drive motor and the drain pump.

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