How to override ATC on Bravos for warm wash?
The warm wash temperature in my maytag bravos B850 top loader is not getting warm enough. The warm water feels like my cold water does in the summer. On my old machine, I just turned down the cold valve so that more hot water went in than cold water. I believe the Automatic temperature control is preventing this simple method from working in this new machine. As a result, my clothes are not getting clean. Not even close to clean. The hot is too hot to wash my warm clothes. Is there a way to override the ATC? Or a way to trick the machine?
To all those paid whirlpool/maytag people on this board who will try to make it sound like I don't know how to read instructions on how to wash clothes... don't even go there. My only error was having to rush into a purchase decision because... life has more important matters to deal with.
The water heater is next to the washer. That is not the issue. The issue is that to pass energy efficiency ratings, they make the warm too cold.
I should have purchased an old fashioned cheap washer (with which I have better control over my water temperature) and just planned to replace it more often. Heck, who knows how long this one will really last anyway.
P.S. If you are looking for a new machine think cheap and old technology. For the money you save, you can afford to buy new machines more often. I am NOT happy with this purchase especially considering the money.