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Manage My Life

tankless water heater / HE washing machine

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
November 9th, 2011

We've discovered that our brand new energy-saving HE washing machine is not compatible with our energy-saving tankless water heater (so ironic). The washing machine will not kick the water heater on, so we're unable to get warm or hot water. We plan on exchanging the washer for a non-HE model(so sad). What should we look for in a new model? Can we look at a non-HE, but Energy Star washer? Or should it be non-HE, non-Energy Star?
water heater Paloma PTG74PVN-1
BTW...our HE dishwasher works just fine w/ it.

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Dishwashers , Washers
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Fred M
You might also want to check out a recirculation sytem that recirculates the hot water.

Check the link below to a Samsung front load with water heat. There are several models with buit in water heat. They tend to be slightly more expensive than models without water heat. This washer also has technology that will sanitize and remove allergens without hot water.
by Fred M
November 9th, 2011
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Manage My Life
Thanks for your reply. We've tried running the faucet to no avail. Anyway, we've decided to get a new model. Do you have suggestions on a model that has a heating element? Salesmen, we've found, don't always have the info we need.
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November 8th, 2011
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Fred M
Depending on the location of the tankless heater this can be a problem.

One thing to consider is an HE washer with a water heating element. This would take care of the problem though the cycle times would be slightly longer due to the water heating in the tub.

If there is a sink in the laundry room then run the hot water there first. If there is no sink in the laundry room then try running the faucet closest to the washer to flush the cold water from the lines.

The majority of washers sold today are designed to use very little water. Even the top load washers only fill with a little water.

I think the best solution would be a washer with a built in water heater.
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November 8th, 2011
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HE washing machine :Kenmore Elite 7962900
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November 7th, 2011
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Joseph Perez
Managemylife.com is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on appliances. I would suggest that you provide a little more information such as the make and complete model number of your product so your expert will be able to provide you the best possible answer. Just click on reply below where you can provide the additional information.
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