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Maytag 712 Spray Rinse
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Post# 1024132   2/9/2019 at 19:30 by RP2813 (West Coast)        

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Is the spray rinse on a 712 always cold?  I thought the spray rinse was the same temperature as the deep rinse.  I've been in the habit of selecting a warm rinse in order to get the most out of the spray rinse with a higher volume of water (then selecting cold rinse after the spraying has finished), but today I noticed that regardless of whether I selected hot/warm or warm/warm, the spray rinse was cold.


Is this normal or is there a problem I need to address?

Post# 1024140 , Reply# 1   2/9/2019 at 22:14 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Yeah, the spray rinse should be warm with the rinse temp set to warm. Is the deep rinse water warm after the spin? What's the distance of your hot water line from the water heater? If it's a long trek it'll take a while to purge.

Post# 1024158 , Reply# 2   2/10/2019 at 00:37 by RP2813 (West Coast)        

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Thanks Dan. 


Yes, when it filled after spin, the water was warm immediately, and the flow increased with both inlets open.  The water heater is tankless and recirculates (but not very well, IMO), plus I had the adjacent Neptune stacker going at the same time, so the pipes were well primed.


I'm pretty sure that the spray rinse was warm when I used the machine earlier this week. 



Post# 1024162 , Reply# 3   2/10/2019 at 01:30 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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yeah...on my 806, if WARM rinse is selected, you get a warm spray rinse....

interesting programming from certain machines...

on filter-flo's from the 70's....if you selected a COLD wash, a COLD rinse was by default....if by chance you wanted a WARM rinse, a WARM/HOT wash must also be selected...

a few machines defaulted a COLD spray rinse no matter what.....

I understand you wanting water volume, but COLD usually knocks down suds faster

on the last of the DirectDrive machines.....if WARM rinse was selected, the full rinse fill was COLD, the final spin sprays are WARM.....factor in how far away from the hot water source, and the pipes cooling by the time it calls for the water, chances are, you got a COOL rinse at best...

Post# 1024163 , Reply# 4   2/10/2019 at 02:03 by RP2813 (West Coast)        

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Water volume is what it's all about.  We're in a 100+ year old neighborhood and pressure isn't the greatest.


I remember on my mom's '74 Kenmore the pre-wash water temperature was the same as the rinse.  I like how on my Neptune, the pre-wash is the same temp as the main wash.  That just makes more sense to me.

Post# 1024217 , Reply# 5   2/10/2019 at 14:48 by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        

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We have the model listed above. Its very simular to a 712 minus 2 of the speed sections. Regardless of my wash/rinse temp selections my spray rinse is always cold.

Post# 1024229 , Reply# 6   2/10/2019 at 16:38 by RP2813 (West Coast)        

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Thanks Scott.  We can't be the only two people who have noticed this.

Post# 1024253 , Reply# 7   2/10/2019 at 21:55 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Should always Be Cold, This was for energy savings and to reduce foaming during spin to allow better spinning and rinsing.


John L.

Post# 1024254 , Reply# 8   2/10/2019 at 22:22 by RP2813 (West Coast)        

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Well John, like them or not, you do know your Maytags!


The only other Maytag TL washer I've owned was an A206.  I'm pretty sure that one provided a warm spray rinse, but I passed it along to a young couple over 20 years ago so it's been a while.  It would have been produced after the Energy Crisis of '73, but definitely before the sequel in '79.

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