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#1 jrlead

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:40 AM

I have a Whirlpool model WTW5200. What is the proper water temperature using small load and a warm water setting.

When it fills it starts out hot for a few seconds then cold the rest of the fill ending at about 72 degrees

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:45 AM

DTW5200

check that model number again ?

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 01:09 PM

It's usually around 75 for warm, but here are Whirlpools specs.

Washer temperature sensors and water level settings

The temperature of your washer's water varies with your laundry care needs. Standard washer models typically feature three temperature settings: Hot/Cold, Warm/Cold, and Cold/Cold—and higher-end models often offer as many as six or seven temperature settings. Temperature plays a key role in the effectiveness of your detergent—pairing the right detergent with the right setting for your fabrics and soil is important, as this will help reduce damage, prevent detergent residue, and provide the best wash across fabric types. For the best fabric care, look for washing machines with automatic temperature control (ATC). A sensor will control water temperature and ensure cold washes are above 60 degrees (F) to dissolve detergents, and warm washes do not exceed 93 degrees (F) to help prevent shrinking and bleeding.
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