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Posted by Doctor Drivel on March 10, 2006, 2:43 pm

A neighbour saw that on a 50C wash hot an cold came in and mixed making the
50C tap water about 30C, then the electric element cut in to heat the water
to 50C.  She realised that at the very hot wash (90C?) only hot ever came
through and the cold was off.  So she made sure hot water was at the tap,
selected the 90C wash and the drum filled with 50C water, then she would
switch off and then select the 50C wash.  It worked, also the wash was

Posted by dennis@home on March 10, 2006, 4:58 pm

You should explain to her that you don't need 50C for a wash.
Set it to 40C or even 30C and save some energy.

Posted by Doctor Drivel on March 10, 2006, 7:18 pm

Whites still need hot washes, no matter what they say.

Posted by Mary Fisher on March 10, 2006, 3:37 pm

So does ours. It's not new.

Posted by David Hansen on March 10, 2006, 1:55 pm
 On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 10:51:57 -0000 someone who may be "Doctor

And it is even cheaper to use hot fill if the water has been heated
"free" by a solar panel.

  David Hansen, Edinburgh
 I will *always* explain revoked encryption keys, unless RIP prevents me

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