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caduga
caduga

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:03pm

Post Subject: hot fill washing machine

We currently have a hot and cold fill washing machine. We have sufficient power to run the machine but not heat the water so we have disconnected the heater and manually operate the intake using engine heated water and cold for the rinses. We need to replace the machine but all new machines seem to be cold fill only. Is there a suitable model available? Also it needs to be shallower than the standard domestic machine to fit in our galley. Would a new cold fill machine tolerate being connected to the hot water inlet?

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:36am

Post Subject: hot fill washing machine

General experience seems to indicate YES. Often a thermostatic mixing valve is fitted to the water supply so you can set the water temperature. The machine is set for a cold wash. Ask on the Canal World Forum for small machines. Tony Brooks

malcolm1
malcolm1

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:06pm

Post Subject: hot fill washing machine

Hi. We had the same problem and to resolve it we put an extra 2 traction batteries into the battery bank and travel whilst the washing machine is switched on to ensure it runs. Hope this helps.

alanclarke
alanclarke

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:20pm

Post Subject: hot fill washing machine

Being a domestic appliance engineer for over 40 years i know that some manufactures make a small washing machine, Zanussi and Candy to name but two, how ever all new machines now are cold fill only and rely on the machines own heater to heat the water up to the correct temperature, by connecting the machine to a hot water supply will not harm the machine in any way what soever but it would mean that all the rinses would be done in hot water this is most likely to damage any delicate items you would wash by shrinking them, hope this helps, Alan

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