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would the washing machine door heat up

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BloodyDogHairs Mon 01-Dec-14 16:12:28

on a 90 wash?

I don't think the washing machine is heating up the water so I set it to 90, the glass on the door stayed cold.

FrazzledFandango Mon 01-Dec-14 16:14:28

Mine does, it gets hot on a 60degree wash too.

HeyMacWey Mon 01-Dec-14 16:15:05

Yes mine does.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 01-Dec-14 16:15:32

Yes, you can feel the heat.

NoLongerJustAShopGirl Mon 01-Dec-14 16:15:59

mine does too.

BloodyDogHairs Mon 01-Dec-14 16:16:10

oh no, the washing machine is not even a year old sad I may aswell just wash everything on a cold setting now.

wowfudge Mon 01-Dec-14 16:34:56

When in the cycle did you check the door? With a cold fill washing machine, it can take a while before the machine has heated the water up.

BloodyDogHairs Mon 01-Dec-14 16:39:57

After a few mins, I'll try again since it is a cold fill machine.

BertieBotts Mon 01-Dec-14 16:41:34

Mine doesn't I don't think, but the clothes feel warm when you take them out immediately after a 60 or higher wash.

BertieBotts Mon 01-Dec-14 16:42:09

If it's less than a year old it'll be under warranty. Don't let it lie!

Woodenheart Mon 01-Dec-14 16:42:23

Mine wouldn't be hot straight away, maybe 30 mins into a 90 min cycle, possibly later.

rabbit123 Mon 01-Dec-14 16:42:45

The hotter the wash, the longer it takes to heat up. Give it 20 minutes or so and you should be able to feel the glass getting warm. On a 90 wash, you can normally hear the water starting to boil towards the end of the main wash

TodaysFishIsTroutALaCreme Mon 01-Dec-14 16:43:01

IME, the 90 degree part of the wash is only for a short time and it is on later on in the programme. Have you checked the machine door throughout the wash cycle?

rabbit123 Mon 01-Dec-14 16:44:03

@BertieBotts, that's because the machine rinses in cold water. Only the wash should be heated

BloodyDogHairs Mon 01-Dec-14 16:50:58

Thanks everyone, I've put it on a 90 wash again lol

I think I'm getting myself confused.....my clothes come out cold so is that because they get rinsed in cold water?

mausmaus Mon 01-Dec-14 16:54:27

if it's a double door it will not get hot but you will feel some heat.
also mashines do not go from room temp to hot in 10 seconds, they will only reach the target temp at the end of the washing cycle (unless it's a hot fill mashine)

BloodyDogHairs Mon 01-Dec-14 16:56:26

ok I think I'm being a fud, I thought because my clothes were cold at the end that my whole cycle was cold confused

TalkinPeace Mon 01-Dec-14 17:00:11

what needs to be washed at 90 degrees?

BertieBotts Mon 01-Dec-14 17:07:24

No, I said they feel warm after taking them out, but I haven't noticed it being warm during the cycle.

You can put nothing at all in for a 90 degree cycle and see the water steaming inside.

BloodyDogHairs Mon 01-Dec-14 17:09:28

ah its fine now, the door is warm.

I don't wash at 90, I just used that setting to check if the water was heating.

wowfudge Mon 01-Dec-14 17:13:58

I thought the same thing about my machine a couple of months ago and then when I tried the door 30 minutes or so into a hot cottons wash on 60 degrees, you could feel the heat through the door.

Which makes me wonder if it's correct the bio washing enzymes aren't effective in hot washes if they start off cold and warm up???

3littlewomen Mon 01-Dec-14 17:23:18

I wash bedding at 90 degrees - I though was meant to be good for the machine once in a while?

mausmaus Mon 01-Dec-14 17:35:11

the enzymes work in colder temps but as the water takes a while to heat there is plenty of time for them to work.

rabbit123 Mon 01-Dec-14 17:57:16

Actually, modern detergents are designed to be heated up. That's how they work. When automatic washers first came out, they included a "biological" button for using bio detergent. The enzymes get to work straight away to break down proteins and the soapy bit works at the hotter end of the cycle to wash everything away

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