Why are all washing machine cold water fill?

Have had to go and buy a new washing machine all are cold water fill .They say they are better for the reason that there is not as Much wasted energy could anyone explain this please as you have to use more electric to heat up the water while it is washing

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  • 10 years ago
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    Even when washing machines had hot and cold connections, most of the heating was done by the washing machine. This is because cold water was always run into the drum first to avoid the water being too hot. The first few pints of water from the hot water pipe would also be cold, until the hot water reached the machine.

    By the time the water level in the machine was at the right level, hardly any actual hot water would have got into the machine but a lot of hot water would have been wasted heating the pipes in your house.

    By heating the water in the machine, there is no energy wasted heating water that is just going to sit in your water pipes until it goes cold.

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  • 3 years ago

    Cold Fill Washing Machine

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  • 5 years ago

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    Why are all washing machine cold water fill?

    Have had to go and buy a new washing machine all are cold water fill .They say they are better for the reason that there is not as Much wasted energy could anyone explain this please as you have to use more electric to heat up the water while it is washing

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  • 4 years ago

    If your machine is finishing the wash cycle. ie wash/rinse/spin then you have no need to worry. Its probably the ambient temperature being so low at the moment that your boiler cannot heat it quickly enough for the machine to take hot water. Your machine has an internal heater, which heats the water to the correct temperature. The machine uses the internal heater regardless. This is for accuracy and of course safety. If the heater was faulty the machine would not get to the correct temperature. If the correct temperature is not reached within a certain timescale then most modern machines will display an error code. Older machines will just wash continuously because the thermostat will not have triggered the next part of the cycle. Sorry for the long winded answer, but my advice: wait until the weather warms up.

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  • 10 years ago

    Modern washing machines use a lot less water and detergents work at lower temperatures. The theory is you only heat the water you use.

    If you have a combi boiler and a hot fill machine, a lot of the energy used to heat it is wasted as it has to be cooled in the machine.

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  • 10 years ago

    the newer cold water washing machines only use the amount of water you need for the wash ect some go by the weight of the load they also heat the cold water up in the machine. Energy saving ones are ment to be better

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  • 10 years ago

    Washing machines are not all cold water fill..most will have a choice of cold/warm/hot and a choice of rinse temps too. Your machine just does not have this option I guess.

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  • 10 years ago

    it has been proved that heating the water from cold results in a cleaner wash as warm fill can cause some stains to set.warming from cold overcomes this problem.

    Source(s): repair man
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  • 10 years ago

    They probably are made that way in your country, but not in ours (USA)

    Ours give a choice of Hot, Warm, Cold for the Wash, but usually Cold is the only choice for the rinse cycles. Some washers have a choice of warm for the rinse in our country, but this is stupid as it's quite frivolous and wasteful

    Also many front load washers in your country have technology that heats up the water internally, so plumbed hot water going into the washer isn't necessary

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I know i think the same, they are supposed to be saving energy. But why don't they use the hot water i already have???

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