US 11,053,628 B2
Water supply circuit for a laundry treating appliance
Celso Andres Alarcon, Monterrey (MX); Marcus A. Cannon, Saint Joseph, MI (US); Emmanuel F. Gonzaga, Rio Claro (BR); and Guy Stormo, Stevensville, MI (US)
Assigned to Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (US)
Filed by WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION, Benton Harbor, MI (US)
Filed on Jul. 7, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/643,687.
Prior Publication US 2019/0010654 A1, Jan. 10, 2019
Int. Cl. D06F 39/02 (2006.01); D06F 39/08 (2006.01); D06F 37/12 (2006.01); D06F 13/00 (2006.01); D06F 33/00 (2020.01); D06F 34/28 (2020.01)
CPC D06F 39/028 (2013.01) [D06F 13/00 (2013.01); D06F 33/00 (2013.01); D06F 34/28 (2020.02); D06F 37/12 (2013.01); D06F 39/088 (2013.01); D06F 39/02 (2013.01); D06F 2202/04 (2013.01); D06F 2204/088 (2013.01); D06F 2214/00 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A laundry treating appliance comprising:
a treating chamber receiving laundry for treatment;
a dispenser having at least a first and second treating chemistry reservoir fluidly coupled to the treating chamber;
a faucet having an outlet fluidly coupled to the treating chamber; and
a water supply circuit comprising:
a mixing chamber;
a cold water inlet;
a hot water inlet;
a first cold water supply conduit fluidly coupling the cold water inlet to the mixing chamber;
a second cold water supply conduit bypassing the mixing chamber and fluidly coupling the cold water inlet to the second treating chemistry reservoir;
a hot water supply conduit fluidly coupling the hot water inlet to the mixing chamber;
a supply conduit fluidly coupled to the mixing chamber;
a faucet supply conduit fluidly coupling the supply conduit to the faucet, and without a controllable valve provided along the faucet supply conduit;
a detergent supply conduit fluidly coupling the supply conduit to the first treating chemistry reservoir, with a dispenser valve fluidly coupled to and controlling a flow of water through the detergent supply conduit;
wherein the supply conduit and the faucet supply conduit define a direct fluid coupling from the mixing chamber to the faucet; and
a controller configured to operate the laundry treating appliance according to a cycle of operation, the controller being further operably coupled to the water supply circuit and configured to actuate the dispenser valve to selectively supply water leaving the mixing chamber through the supply conduit to the detergent supply conduit;
wherein the water leaving the mixing chamber is supplied to the faucet during the cycle of operation or by request of a user through the controller, such that the water leaving the mixing chamber is supplied to the faucet.