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Post# 973819   12/15/2017 at 15:10 (310 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 973875 , Reply# 1   12/15/2017 at 20:15 (310 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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I saw those at ABC Warehouse a few years ago, they only have one water hose inlet, so HOT or COLD, your pick, when you install it.

Post# 973895 , Reply# 2   12/15/2017 at 21:56 (310 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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You could use a Y connector attached to the inlet valve, then attach both the hot and cold water hoses to the Y connector and control the temp at the facuets. Fill with hot or warm, then when wash fill is complete adjust the faucets for the rinse temp. Not fully automatic, but does solve the problem of being confined to one temp only. Or just leave both the hot and cold taps open and wash and rinse everything in warm water.

Post# 973899 , Reply# 3   12/15/2017 at 22:19 (310 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Wow - one water hose inlet?


How much cheaper was this than a "normal" BOL machine? 


I wonder who bought these?  I would say cheap landlords who wanted to restrict to cold-water only, but there was probably no coin box for this model.

Post# 973901 , Reply# 4   12/15/2017 at 22:44 (310 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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My mothers '58 Kenmore Cycla-Fabric had one inlet and a Y hose had to be used and set the temp on the faucet, not H W C, but however you turned the H & C to be your right temperature you want. DID require you being there with the washer when operating, something nobody bothers with now .

Post# 973940 , Reply# 5   12/16/2017 at 07:04 (310 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I bought a WP version of this washer at Lowes that had been damaged.  Paid less than $100 and harvested it for parts - motor, transmission, pump, etc.   Good investment.  I've not seen them with a single water valve, but it doesn't surprise me.  I wonder how many just connected it cold water and called it good?


Post# 974471 , Reply# 6   12/18/2017 at 15:21 (307 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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How funny my wife's friend and roommate have this very same washer in their trailer: Along with a bells 'n whistles Hotpoint that dried the stuff in it better than the washer washes it! (Yes, u wanted to show you the lighted drum--someone get these gals a Kenmore Elite!)

-- Dave

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Post# 974520 , Reply# 7   12/18/2017 at 19:30 (307 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Single Inlet Valve ?

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I never saw a WP built DD washer with a single inlet valve.


WP did build some BD washers with single inlet valves as well as some portable washers.


John L.

Post# 974684 , Reply# 8   12/19/2017 at 23:10 (306 days old) by sPeEDqUeEN (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
One valve

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I believe I saw it, I remember looking at the timer and seeing no temperature control and then subsequently looking at the back of the machine and seeing only one hose inlet. I remember being astounded at the concept of it. I believe it said for the hot line to be connected.

ABC Warehouse had to be the last store that had new WP DD machines(outside of the ThinTwin of course), this was probably in 2012-13. They also had White-Westinghouse FriGEMore small door machines around the same time. ABC occasionally comes into old stock that manufacturers can't sell and thus it allows for their low prices and slogan, "The closest thing to wholesale."

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