Washing machine is hot and cold fill but I only have a cold water feed.
You may have moved house and taken your old washing machine with you, only to find your new house only has a cold feed for your washing machine, if you only connect the cold pipe to the washer then there will be certain programmes that will not work, mainly the hotter washes.
There is an easy solution to this problem without going to the expense of getting a plumber in to put a hot water connection in so you can use that, you have 2 options, either buy a Y piece that you connect to the cold feed then connect your hot and cold water pipes to this then connect to the valves on your washer, or you could use a special pipe which has the Y piece built into it, connect the Y end of the pipe to your valves then the other end to the cold feed.
We favour the second method as from experience the plastic Y pieces are not very strong and have on occasions come loose or broke resulting in a leak, whereas the proper hose is far more robust and provides a more professional repair.
Connecting cold water to your hot valve will not cause any problems with your washer, it may take a little longer to complete a wash as it will heat the water from cold, but you may find that you get better wash results.
Washing Machine Dual Feed Fill Hose Pipe


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