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Old 12-01-2016, 11:15 PM   #1
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hello,
I have a project to install regular Frigidaire stackable washing/dryer for hot and cold water.
Customer (commercial kitchen)wants me to install just on cold water.
There is just one 3/4" cold water supply copper pipe near by. Can washing machine run just on cold water? I'm afraid that some functions for hot water would not work.
Do I have to cover hot inlet?
I did some reasearch and some use Y Piece connector to connect it up to cold water.
And also another thing I forget to mention Dryer is for 240V but panels are just 208V. will Dryer works on 208V?
Not sure what's the best approach.
Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Old 12-01-2016, 11:22 PM   #2
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Re: Washing Machine Just On Cold Water Hook Up


a few years ago i ran a water line for a neighbor to hook up their washer to cold only.

we put a cap on the hot side just for grins.

worked just fine.

i know lots of people that do cold water wash only.

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a few years ago i ran a water line for a neighbor to hook up their washer to cold only.

we put a cap on the hot side just for grins.

worked just fine.

i know lots of people that do cold water wash only.
Thanks, but I'm afraid that some functions would not work.
And also another thing I forget to mention Dryer is for 240V but panels are just 208V. will Dryer works on 208V

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Some newer washers will stop and display an error code if there isn't hot water.
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a few years ago i ran a water line for a neighbor to hook up their washer to cold only.

we put a cap on the hot side just for grins.

worked just fine.

i know lots of people that do cold water wash only.
Cold wash is great if you don't want your clothes to get clean.
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will Dryer works on 208V
What does the installation manual say?
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it said 240V
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If it says 240V then don't run it on low Voltage(208V) that could damage the washing machine.
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That's why they make wyes:

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If it says 240V then don't run it on low Voltage(208V) that could damage the washing machine.
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Hook it up with just the coldwater line, cap the hot and the dryer will be just fine on 208v.

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