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Old 12-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default Hot water line cold and Cold water line hot!!!

Last winter I had a waterline freeze and bust during a bad ice storm. Once it thawed out, I cut and replaced it. After doing so all of my fixtures including toilets are reversed. How can I fix this problem????



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Old 12-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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It sounds like in an attempt to repair the broken pipe, you hooked hot to cold and cold to hot. Turn off water supply to those pipes and change them back. Is this a serious question?



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Old 12-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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It was only one waterline that was frozen and fixed. I never unhooked any lines.

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Please elaborate more on what is happening, and whether you have a recirculation system. Is it all faucets or just a few? Help us to help you.

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The lines that were frozen are the supply's to the washer. After these were repaired I turned my water back on. After a few days I noticed that the kitchen, hall bath supply's including the toilet were reversed. The washer and Masterbath are normal. Water is correct. I just know this has to be a simple fix but cannot for the life of me figure it out. No other water lines have been repaired.

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I live in a 6yr old mobile home. Not sure if we have a re circulation system or not. If that helps

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How many lines did you repair? Now you are saying, "after these were repaired". It sounds like more than one. 1)Either you crossed the lines when repairing, 2)the hot and cold was always reversed and you are just noticing now, or 3)there is something you are not telling us. Seems odd.

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Hot and cold to washer... Guess I didn't specify that.. When I said only one I was referring to 1 location which was the washer area..

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There a check valves built into clothes washers. One may have failed. If you don't turn the valves to the clothes washer off this may be the cause of your problem. Just turn off one of the valves feeding your washer and see if that helps.

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Where exactly are these check valves located on the washer? Can you send me a picture of what one may look like???



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