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Does washing machine heat it's own water??

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cakedup Sun 04-Jun-17 18:46:26

My boiler has stopped working, so no hot water.
Is the washing machine affected by this? Or does the washing machine have a way of heating up the water independent of the boiler?

Firenight Sun 04-Jun-17 18:46:53

It heats its own water

Nanasueathome Sun 04-Jun-17 18:47:35

Majority of washing machines are cold fill only so heat up their own water

dementedpixie Sun 04-Jun-17 18:47:45

Most machines are cold fill so heat their own water

delilahbucket Sun 04-Jun-17 18:48:04

Depends on the washing machine. Modern ones heat it but some older ones used to connect to the hot tap as well as the cold. I had one that used to cool the hot water as it filled hmm. Which tap/s is yours connected to?

Elledouble Sun 04-Jun-17 18:48:09

Most modern ones, yeh.

Wingbing Sun 04-Jun-17 18:50:03

I think only fairly old washing machines take in hot water. You can tell his if there's a red pipe as well as a blue one.

Asmoto Sun 04-Jun-17 18:50:43

What make/model is your machine?

LuxuryWoman2017 Sun 04-Jun-17 18:52:46

Mine was new but when the boiler went the machine wouldn't heat the water. Nobody believed me but I think it was the tap it was connected to.

cakedup Sun 04-Jun-17 19:01:09

It's a Siemens s12.38
There's only a blue pipe

dementedpixie Sun 04-Jun-17 19:13:51

Blue is for cold water

rabbit123 Sun 04-Jun-17 22:39:58

Even old washers that had hot fill still had a heater and thermostat so could be connected to a cold fill only if no hot feed was available.

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