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How can I determine the cause of a noisy spin cycle in my INDESIT washing machine?

My washing machine has suddenly started being much noisier during the spin cycle. It doesn't seem to be vibrating or knocking/banging. It's just got a much louder whine when spinning fast than it ...
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Identify a washing machine part - the exit port

I'm trying to identify (= find the name for) a washing machine component. Unfortunately, I don't have this part - I gave it to my landlord who is looking for a replacement. It's basically the exit ...
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How to get GE Lo-Water PreciseFill unstuck from rinse mode?

The washer fills. Then "rinses". Then fills. Then rinses. Over and over again, skipping all cycles, never making it to spin/finish. It spins, but the indicator light always says rinse. It never ...
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Why won't the brake release the drum (tub) in my Simpson 950 Eziset?

When a full cycle is first started there is no "click" and the tub no longer turns as the machine does its "little bit of water here and a little bit there" routine before commencing the wash cycle. ...
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I have had several washers that leak from the bottom i think its a drain problem because we have had three of them do the same thing

We have gotten 2 newish washing machines and usually after the first or second load they start leaking. We are on our 3rd one and the same thing happened is that a drain problem and how do i fix it ? ...
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Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer won't spin

I have a Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer. Sometimes it stops and won't spin then displays code F02. Usually turning it off for an hour and restarting solves the problem but not tonight. When I ...
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Why is my washing machine standpipe overflowing even after snaking/jetting every way to Sunday?

I have lived in my house for 3 years now with the same washing machine..in the past month my washing machine drain pipe has started to over flow. I do live in the country and drain my kitchen sink and ...
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Logic Board for LG WM3677HW [closed]

The logic board on my LG WM3677HW washing machine (part # 6871ER1003E) is shot -- really, really shot, to the point where it was smoking last time I tried to power on the machine. LG says that the ...
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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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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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Washer tripping gfi outlet

I've been living in my house for almost two years and my washer and dryer have been working fine. I have a maytag Neptune washer and dryer, just the other day I took a packet of tide washing machine ...
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Where to locate p trap and venting in complicated washing machine installation? See sketch

I would like to add a washing machine (and dryer) to my split-level home so that I can rent out the basement below (which already has its own washer/dryer). I don't have the experience to do it ...
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Would this buildup cause “dHE” error on an LG Tromm dryer?

Got the machine off craigslist. During the drying cycle it stops and shows the error. The user manual tells that with dHE error I should inspect the water supply, if the water supply is within spec, ...
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How to plumb a washing machine 30 ft from the waste stack?

I would like to install a washing machine in my basement, about 30 feet from the main waste stack. The stack is fully accessible and already has a capped 2" port about 8" above the concrete floor. ...
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How do I install a washing maching in my condo?

My condo has a closet design for a washing machine/dryer set up and I want to make sure everything is wired correctly It has connections for hot and cold water on the wall. It also has two other ...
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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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Sealing the top of an appliance trap

I have a washing machine which is plumbed into the drain with a standard sort of appliance trap: http://www.screwfix.com/p/mcalpine-appliance-trap-40mm-white/81714 There's a nozzle for the ...
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Keeping washing machine lines warm in a cold garage

A month or two ago I installed a washer in my uninsulated garage. Now that we're getting some very cold weather coming up I'm worried about the rubber water lines freezing. I did put some foam ...
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Kenmore washer won't start after tripping breaker

I've got a Kenmore top-loading washer, model #110.28782700. It stopped working in the middle of a load. I determined that it tripped a breaker, but after resetting the breaker, the machine won't ...
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How can I find out why my washing machine trips the outlet?

I was washing a large down comforter in my washing machine and I noticed that the machine was shaking during the spin cycle. I let it go for about 10 minutes and decided to just turn it off, but when ...
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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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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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Why does my kitchen sink smell when the washing machine is running, and what can I do about it?

I live in a flat, on the second floor. When we run the washing machine (which is connected to the kitchen sink's plumbing) it gurgles a lot and often produces a nasty smell. Why is this, and how can I ...
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Flood prevention in laundry closet

I recently bought a house with the laundry closet upstairs. The washer and dryer were conveyed to us by the sellers. The washer does not have a drain pan underneath it, and as far as I can see, the ...
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Water leak from water hose or pump - OK to tip machine on side?

My LG WM3987HW (a front loading washer dryer combo) has developed a leak -- water comes out when the machine is pumping out the waste water. I've removed the top and back panels and can see the area ...
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Why does washing machine not empty tub when finished, but instead start any program by emptying it?

After any program, including if I just soak some clothes and run an 8 minute centrifuging at full speed 1400rpm, somehow the washing cycle does not empty the tub. I know this, because, the next time I ...
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Drawbacks of a stacked top-loading washer + drier

We're considering getting a stacked washer-drier (top-loading washer). I like the option of soaking clothes before washing them, which is why I like a top-loader. What are the drawbacks / things to ...
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Draining washing machine into yard

Short and sweet. First, we are on a septic tank. We are in Mississippi. We called a plumber to snake our drain on our washing machine because one load pours gallons of water onto the laundry room, ...
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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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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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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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Should I repaint this dryer part?

on a combination washer/dryer, there's one metal part called the dryer duct, where water vapor right out of the drum is heated some more before going to cold water bath to condensate. That vapor ...
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Top Loading Washer Leaks from bottom of machine.. Usually Worth Repairing, or Time to Upgrade?

I have an old whirlpool top loading LA8800 (Maytag rebranding?) washer that leaks from the bottom.. is this usually a simple (and cheap) gasket type repair, or would now be a good time to get a more ...
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Washer trips breaker at spin?

My GE washing machine has been working for 6 months and is now tripping switch at agitate and spin cycles. It will not spin or agitate and mainly trips with lid closed? IDEAS?
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What is the function of this electric part on my unvented water heater cold water inlet?

Does anyone know what this electric part does? In the photo it's the black plastic block device attached to the pipe on the right hand side (which is the mains inlet to the heater; the left is the hot ...
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Washing machine has sand and leaves in it after someone did a load

There are leaves and sand in the washing machine, I filled it up with water and flushed out most of it and wiped up the rest with a towel, then did a small load of laundry, now there is more in there, ...
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Would a drain line being too low cause a problem for the washing machine pump to run dry and damage the machine?

The drain line is the standard height, and is the height of the original one when the house was built. Is there a regulation stating it has to be a certain height? If so what is it.
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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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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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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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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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What can I do if my washing machine inlet hoses are not compatible with the plumbing?

I purchased a fully automatic washing machine and little did I realize that it requires special plumbing to fit inlet hoses to water source. All I have got in my house are the taps to which it can be ...
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Should I cancel our appointment with the repair tech for our washing machine?

I have a 6 1/2 months old washing machine. Last week, we started having issues it. It would drain some of the water out, but not all of it. It also made a horrible racket all the way through the ...
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What should be done when clothes wrinkle from being too long in a tumble dryer? [closed]

I'm new to the whole tumble dryer business, and I recognize that if the clothes aren't folded immediately they will wrinkle completely. My question is, what is the most effective way to get rid of the ...
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Crackling sound and burning smell Kenmore top load washer, model 110.28002010

I started my Kenmore top load washer, model 110.28002010. The lid locked and starting the "sensing" step as normal. However, it never got out of the sensing phase. When I pressed the power button, it ...
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Washing machine agitator not working

Over the past few months, the agitator on my Maytag LAT9416AAE washer has worked intermittently. Normally, I could get it to resume working by pushing and pulling the selector/start knob a few times ...
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What might cause a top-loading washing machine to leak once and then be fine for a few years and then leak again?

I have a rental unit where I'm not able to watch the machine to observe what is happening but: About five years ago it leaked and water soaked through the ceiling below. After cleaning up the mess I ...
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Whirlpool washing machine won't start, need help replacing fuse

My Whirlpool washing machine died today. The control panel lights are unresponsive, so it looks like there's a problem with its electricals. The socket works, and the troubleshooting manual mentions ...
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portable washing leaking water

I have a Kenmore portable washer bought and moved from a garage sale. I have a lot of water leaking from the bottom during the wash and rinse cycle. What should I do?