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How can I shrink my own clothes? [on hold]

I have a couple of sweaters that are 60% cotton, 40% acrylic and I'd like to shrink them a bit on my own at home (without having to take to a seamstress to alter). Is there any way to accomplish this ...
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Washer Drain pipe too high - suggestions?

First post on this site, long time Stack Exchange consumer for tech stuff, didn't realize there was a Home Improvement section! I've got a GE washing machine that periodically will spray water out of ...
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How can I repair a Whirpool washing machine that spins but doesn't agitate?

I have a Whirlpool NAV2330AWW washing machine that won't agitate. During agitation cycle the washer is extremely noisy. The first thing I fixed was a broken idler pulley (the plastic portion had ...
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How to detach my stacking washer/dryer?

I've got a 12 year old stacking Kenmore washer/dryer and the washer needs new bearings. How to detach them? There are two galvanized 2"x3.5" tabs sticking out the back that look like their holding ...
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How to prevent washing machine drain overflow

I have a washing machine upstairs. The discharge hose is placed in the top of some 2" ABS pipe. That pipe then drops about 14' to my basement floor, then runs along the floor for 5', ending in a ...
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How can I repair water damage to a hardwood floor under a washing machine?

Recently we had an overflow from our washing machine, because we washed pillows on the high speed setting. The powder room where the washing machine is located had water on the floor underneath, but ...
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How do I stack a washer and dryer without a stacking kit?

I have a Samsung front-load washer and dryer that I want to stack. The original stacking kit (SK-2A) is no longer available, but looks like this: The replacement stacking kit (SK-3A or SK-5A) is ...
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How can I quiet my loud washing machine?

I have a Amana washer and during the rinse and spin cycles it is EXTREMELY loud. Like so loud I can hear it while I'm outside. My baby doesn't sleep while I'm doing laundry!! It's not a banging noise ...
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Can I replace one of the units in a stackable washer/dryer combo?

We have two individual units and the washer needs to be replaced but not the dryer. One appliance store said I have to buy both washer and dryer/two new units. If the dimensions are the same or as ...
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How is standard washing machine “water usage” calculated?

I'm trying to calculate exactly how much water is spent per washing machine use (medium water-level with a soak-wash-rinse-spin cycle). On the last page of the manual of my washing machine (Samsung - ...
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Is there a list of status codes for Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300?

The Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300 washing machine has a display. It displays codes sometimes. Is there a list of status codes?
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Washing machine hot water leaking. Is it ok to use with the hot water shut off?

My washer leaks when I use the hot water. I use cold water for both the wash and rinse cycles. I turned the hot water off at the faucet. This prevents the water from leaking out the water hose in the ...
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Should washing machines be placed on tile or other water-proof flooring?

I am redoing the area where my washing machine is. Currently it's placed in a closet and has a tile floor. I'd rather not use tile in the new setup, but it got me wondering if this is an important ...
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Bosch washer won't start. Some lights are blinking

I have a Bosch washer model WAS20160UC. After I turn the programming selector to the desired position, the Start/Pause light comes on, then after a moment Spin, Regular Spin, and End lights start ...
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big hole around drain pipe for washing machine

I can add a picture tomorrow, but here's the problem. I'm moving into a 1961 house with washer in the garage. The drywall around the drainpipe is rotted. It's in the wall. I pointed it out to the ...
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Could power fluctuations have killed my refrigerator?

Bought a house (built in 1937) recently. When the clothes washer runs (particularly, when it agitates), lights in the house flicker. I've read in numerous places online that this is possibly due to ...
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Kenmore washing machine leak

I have a puddle of water under my machine after my Kenmore 110-21252110 is finished and I can hear water at the bottom of my outside tub when I jostle it around. I took off the pump and assumed that ...
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When to turn on the water for my washing machine?

I recently moved into an apartment which has, separate from the sink, a faucet that looks like this: . (The water flow begins when the handle is turned counter clockwise) I'm a beginner in home ...
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Deal with stripped washing machine inlet

I have a washing machine with a stripped water inlet. Is there an easy solution to fix this?
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What test can I do to my washer's gearbox to determine whether or not it is bad?

I have a Kenmore washing machine (model 110.92273100) that doesn't spin. I've taken the gearbox off, and when I spin the input shaft (motor coupler), it seems to act the way I would expect. When I ...
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How to extend my washing machine standpipe?

I need to extend my standpipe so that it's higher than my washing machine drum height. I need it to be about 24" taller than it currently is. I'm not experienced doing any plumbing work beyond ...
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Can a sudden increase in water pressure damage the inlet valve on a washing machine?

There had been water cuts last week and the washing machine was turned on as soon as the water returned. The cold water continued to run into the machine constantly and flooded the top loader machine. ...
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How do I hook up a washing machine drain line to this box?

I had a plumber come out and install a drain line and hook up the supply water for a washing machine. This is the state he left the project: How am I supposed to hook up the waste line? Do I need to ...
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Whirlpool washer repair

I have a Whirlpool washer / heavy duty-super capacity plus 20lb capacity model LSR7233DQ0, after the first wash cycle it stops I try to switch it to the spin cycle to clear out the water it takes ...
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Whirlpool leaves clothes damp at end of spin cycle

Whirlpool leaves clothes damp at end of spin cycle. There is a mechanism that triggers the water on and off during the spin cycle. When the washing machine has completed its final spin and is coming ...
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What could cause washing machine drum to bang against housing during spin cycle after a repair?

I just replaced the agitator cam and cogs and drive block in my Whirlpool top loading washing machine. I put everything back together exactly according to directions and now the outer drum seems to ...
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How can I connect this washing machine outlet to the drain?

I have been given a washing machine and I've plumbed in the inlet no problems The problem I have is that the outlet hose coming from the machine is not compatible with the drainage plumbing in the ...
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Should I install a floor drain in my laundry room?

I am relocating my laundry to a room over my garage. I have an opportunity to put in a floor drain. My old laundry has a floor drain (not sure why -- it is carpet and subfloor with only crawlspace ...
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Washing Machine Not filling

I have a Roper (by whirlpool) washing machine. When it comes on, the water pours out of the spout, but the basin never fills. I suspect that it has something to do with the plugging mechanism. Does ...
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How do I troubleshoot a Kenmore HE washer with an f-21 error?

We have a kenmore elite smartwash quiet pak 2 (723 wt-wt). It starts the normal wash cycle and about 35 mins in, it will not go to a rinse cycle and it stops.Error F21 or Sud comes up. I can not ...
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Inside of Washing Machine smells horrible. How to fix?

I bought a used Washing Machine (Miele W828) that looked to be in perfect condition. It actually works perfectly. However, the inside of the Machine smells horrible, like mildew. This smell gets ...
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Why does my washing machine have an inch of water at the bottom right after it's done?

There is about one inch of water sitting at the bottom of my washing machine. It has sat there for over a day now, since I ran my last cycle. Is there something going bad in my washer?
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Why is my washing machine making this sound?

I have uploaded a short video of my washing machine's spin cycle. It sounds like there is something scraping and the drum isn't moving very fast. Any ideas as to what this could be? Would it be ...
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why doesn't my washing machine spin when it's full of water?

I bought a brand-new washing machine, a 3.4 cubic foot Whirlpool top-loader (model # WTW4800XQ), and it's not working properly. When I put in even a very small quantity of dirty clothes and set it on ...
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Minimum drop on washer drain?

I would like to add a diverter valve to my washer's drain line to facilitate a graywater system. I'm thinking of shortening the washer drain so I can relocate the P-trap higher up and add the diverter ...
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What do I need to do to split a washing machine hookup to allow adding a dishwasher?

In my new (1836— just moved in) house I have a washing machine in a, um, short hallway? cupboard? leading from a kitchen to a bathroom. Above it is a shelf. The plan is to move the washing machine up ...
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Washing machine pauses by itself

I've just bought washing machine Electrolux EWM 1044 EDU. So, when I installed it, I ran it without clothes at program for cotton(90C degrees)(as was written in instructions). While working it stopped ...
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How do you access under a front loading washing machine drum to remove a trapped coin?

We had a coin trapped under our front loading washing machine drum (found out after it was removed). The washing machine engineer got it out by prising the lip of the inside of the drum upwards, ...
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Why does the cold water pipe rattle when my washing machine is set to hot?

When my washing machine is set to wash a load on hot, the cold water pipe rattles. The pipe is firmly anchored to the wall. The pipe makes a noise like a hose that is half-kinked, like theres an air ...
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new plumbing, new HE washer, now wash over flows

After noticing a leak in my sewer drain pipe in my basement, I've decided to replace all plumbing, since a plumber pointed out to me last year when I bought my house (1950) that the drains were all ...
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How can I repair this washing machine that I think has had the chip wiped?

I have been having a huge problem with my washing machine and I think that it's because the chip program is wiped or a problem with the EEPROM. Here's a video showing what happens when I plug it in ...
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How can I repair the agitator on my hotpoint washer?

Could anyone please advise me how to remove the agitator on a hotpoint washer model HTWP1200DOWW? The agitator is not spinning.
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Oil Spots on Laundry

Our dark colored clothes are coming out of the laundry with wet or oily looking small, round stains. We do not wash oily clothes or rags -- either shop grease or kitchen grease. This does not happen ...
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How can I repair the start button on my LG washing machine that is hard to press?

The start button on my LG washine machine WD14700RD is very hard to press, and getting worse. I need to lean on it with my whole body weight in order for the program to start. All the other buttons ...
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What does this (electrical) value mean on my washing machine's back?

The electrical parameters of my washing machine are printed on the back. Among them there is a value for amperage: It says 10A but I don't know if that means that I need a fuse of minimum 10A or ...
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How can I solve an F-28 code problem on a Kenmore HE2 clothes washer?

Our six year old Kenmore HE2Plus washer is flashing code F-28 about every third wash during its final spin. It's really irritating my wife as she has to stop the cycle and rerun the Rinse/Drain & ...
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Washer not spin on all cycles

Washer stopped being able to spin on regular and permanent press cycles, but works fine on Hand wash cycle. Its not due to unbalanced load. Maytag LAT8826AAE
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Washer tray AND stand pipe with trap?

I am moving my washer and dryer up to my second floor. I plan on using a tray with a floor mounted shower type drain. Will there be enough room in the joist bay below to join the tray drain and the ...
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Washer Dryer Combo vs. Separate Units

I am shopping for a washer and dryer set. I see combos and separated sets in market. What is advantage and disadvantages of each kind? I am not short in space but one unit is a nice to have. Also I am ...
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What is the correct way to install a washing machine drain pan?

I've got a laundry room on the second floor, and when it was remodeled the contractor put in a drain pipe, but no drain pan. At the moment, I have the washing machine hooked up, but it's away from ...