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Hi not sure if anyone can help. I have an LG washing machine which works off hot and cold fill, I've just moved house and it only has a hot fill outlet. I was told to connect this to the cold fill on my washing machine and blank off the hot which I've done but is this right? My clothes are hot when i take them out of the machine so am worried they're being washed in water that's too hot. Any help appreciated thank you :)

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Hi Andy thanks for the reply. It's the first time I've ever seen it but have checked and there is only hot fill. I was advised to connect to the cold at the back of the washer and blank the hot off. Do you have any suggestions? Tammy

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The only thing you can do is get a plumber in to provide a proper cold supply. Otherwise it'll cost you a lot of wasted hot water and creased laundry every time you wash.

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Thanks i've read the link you provided. I rent my property and not sure my landlady would want me messing with the plumbing. The only other thing I can think of is I have a combi boiler so if I turned the temp of water right down when I wash would this provide a solution?

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That might be a workaround - but if the house is rented, surely the landlord has a responsibility to provide electricity, water, plumbing for a washing machine? Show them my article and ask them to get cold water tap for washing machine installed because it is ruining delicate clothes and wasting gallons of hot water.

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It is indeed, although it's not the first time I've heard of this. It sounds like it was a mistake, or it's a slot for a dishwasher. Although most dishwashers use a cold supply some can use a hot one. I'd expect modern houses to have plumbing for a dishwasher in the kitchen and separate plumbing in a small laundry room for a washer, or if too small for that then just plumbing in the kitchen for a washing machine.

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