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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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I have a Maytag Washer Model No. MTW5740TQ0. When I am

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I have a Maytag Washer Model No. MTW5740TQ0. When I am running hot water only the cold water will periodicly com on in burst.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 6 or7 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

So I am sure I fully understand the issue, you select hot and it begins to fill with hot but cold water is turned on intermittently, too?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
that is correct
Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

Okay, that is actually by design and how the manufacturers meet energy guidelines. If you select a cold wash, you will also see that the hot water will come on to assure the wash temperature is at least 65* F. There is a temperature sensor in the water valve that monitors the filling temperature.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

You are very welcome!

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