Have a Maytax front loader washing machine that was purchased in 2001.
Not sure if anything has changed regarding the following question since then
Can anyone please tell me how the water temperatures are derived.
e.g., for "warm," is there an actual thermostat, or are the inlet cold and
hot streams merely
timed for a predermined on period ?
This varies depending on the specific model. I have a Sears that
actually senses the temperature and adjusts the flow. You can hear it
turning the hot water on and off as it's filling and adjusting. All
my previous ones just used cold, half/half, hot.
It mixes when set to cold because there is an expected temp range for
cold water. You want the water cold enough to protect the clothes, but
warm enough to wash well. My incoming water can be 45 in winter, so I
guess the desired temp for cold is above that.
BTW, mine also has a setting for either auto temp or regular.
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