Your Tappan washer is normally a workhorse that helps you keep your household supplied with clean, fresh clothes. Once in a while, though, you might experience problems with incorrect water temperature. If this occurs, run through this handy list of troubleshooting tips to make any necessary adjustments or repairs, and get your washer back to its usual reliable operation.
A problem with water temperature might not be related to the washer itself at all. Check your water heater to make sure it's producing hot water. Try turning on a tap near the washer to test the hot water. In addition, if you have an Energy Star-certified washer, don't forget that its hot water cycle is only going to reach 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, per the standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy.
When you push a button or turn a knob to select the temperature on your washer, it activates a switch that helps to control the filling of the tank. When washer parts like this fail, you might experience a failure to fill or the tank might fill with only hot or cold water. Replacing the temperature selector switch should solve the problem.
Your washer fills with water thanks to the operation of the water inlet valve assembly. If one of the valves doesn't open, your tank may fill with water at the wrong temperature. It can also fail to fill at all if this part fails, or it can overfill. If you suspect your water inlet valve assembly needs to be replaced and want further washer repair help, give Sears PartsDirect a call.
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