Hi and thanks.. that makes sense. I opened up the console and found those wires, but the wires are not coming off the valves easily (I'm assuming that they get swapped at the valves and not at the other ends of the wires). Is there a trick to disconnecting these? It looks to me like they pull out downwards, not backwards, but I'm not sure.
Thank you.. I was able to switch the wires, and that led to some changes: 'hot" water (I set my instant water heater temp way down so as not to damage any cold water thing internal thing with hot water, just in case) did come through when the machine started with the temperature set to cold. But the machine is still buggy, it seems.
At the moment I can't turn it on without it instantly going to an error: 2 wash lights plus the 2nd rinse light on (not spin, as I said before - my mistake.. sorry, I got it mixed up) + beeping. When I tried to start the machine with the water temp set to hot, the basin turned for about a second or two (no water moving) and then it stopped, and went to the 2-wash/rinse lights + beeping error. Could it be both a valve problem and a control problem? Sometimes now when I plug the machine back in it makes the (normal) musical start with the moving lights before going to the error, and other times (especially if unplugged a shorter time) it goes straight to the error.
It's numbers 3, 4 and 7 that come on, if the leftmost light is #1. While those lights are on the machine is beeping about once/second.
Alright... sounds like a plan.
Two (hopefully) final questions:
Do you have a recommendation about where I could/should buy that replacement valve, or is that beyond the kind of thing you help with?
Also, I'd like to give you a positive rating here, but maybe it would make sense for me to install the valve first before closing this dialogue down and doing that. Does that sound ok? I won't forget to come back and do the rating..
Thanks for your clear and timely help.
Thanks.. I've ordered the part. Since the two options I see here are 'Rate to Finish" and "Reply to Expert"... you mean that even if I choose rate to finish, I can come back and ask follow-up questions without additional expense? "Rate to Finish" makes it sound like as soon as I click that, everything is closed. Just checking since I'm new to this site.