can i connect and hot water pipe to a cold water wahing machine?
my washing machine is cold water feed only can i connect an hot water feed into without it causing damage or it not working ??
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
No no no no no no.... thats why its cold feed only, just supply a cold water feed!! It heats the water to the desired temperature, so it doesnt need a hot water supply. All washing machines are now manufactured this way.Source(s): Common friggin sense!!!
- The TankLv 79 years ago
You can connect it physically and it won't damage the washing machine but it would be a HUGE waste of time and money and could lead to badly done washing. The washing machine's heater will warm up the exact amount of water that the machine needs for the particular cycle it's on. That's why they're more economical than dual-feed machines. Their own heaters only heating just the right amount of water is cheaper for you than your boiler storing hot water in a cystern.
If you feed the machine with hot water then you will be likely to be supplying it at a higher temperature than it needs for some of it's cycles. For example - a hot water rinse will be a waste of hot water and a 30 or 40 degree wash may be cooler than what's coming from your hot water system. That may damage some materials. The machine can't cool the water.
- BrianneLv 44 years ago
In UK go to B & Q and buy a " Y " connector, what it does is convert your existing cold only outlet to 2 cold outlets, so that you can now connect both H & C hoses, the machine does't know, and will heat the water anyway FOOTNOTE It has been discovered that it is more efficient to do it this way, rather than connect to hot water as well. By the time the hot water got to the machine it was cold anyway !!! And as a further footnote, manufacturers are making cold fill ONLY machines Plumbers have known this phenomen for donkey's years. FOOTNOTE In UK all machines have a water heater. pc beach may be in USA where there are different requirements.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Yes, you can connect a hot water line to a cold water machine. However, in doing so you will most likely cause damage to the machine and maybe to your cloths as well. Cold water machines were designed for that, just cold water. The machine will heat the water to the temp requested and wash the cloths as requested. By putting hot water direct to the machine, it may cause damage to the machine and mess up the cycle of the machine. Best to leave well enough alone or you may be buying a new machine or calling a service tec out to repair the one you have now.
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- Dawn GLv 59 years ago
Cold water washing machines have an element in that heats water to the proper temperature. If you draw hot water into the machine it could mess with the machine, especially if it does not operate on a thermostat but heats the water it draws for a specific period of time. You could overheat the water this way and not only damage the machine, but your clothes as well.
Besides, even machines that draw cold water and heat it use cold (or warm) water to rinse the wash. You are defeating the purpose of the machine's design by putting in the wrong temperature of water.
It is designed to operate with cold water, don't try to second-guess the people who designed it, just use as instructed.
- bLv 79 years ago
no, but the reason is not as so far mentioned.
The rinse cycle always uses cold water, to be kind to clothes, if it used hot they would be all creased.
- Turdy malurdyLv 69 years ago
Yes,if you want all your clothes the same colour!