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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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How can I repair a Whirlpool top load washer that leaks during the spin cycles?

From bottom middle front. Continues dripping water after it stops and the tub is empty. Totally saturates 3 thick large bath towels.
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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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washing machine set ( Australia ) connectors' position

I needed to replace the old with the new one. http://www.bunnings.com.au/estilo-chrome-washing-machine-set_p5003030 My problem is that I didn't manage to screw it exactly tight for the connectors to ...
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How do I connect both my dishwasher and washing machine waste pipe to the same sink?

My current sink plumbing looks like this with a single waste inlet. When I remove the current single waste inlet, the connector looks like this: I bought one of these (the connector is 40mm): ...
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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 name of the pump that goes in the drain between a washing machine and the sewer?

My washing machine drains to a pump that then goes to the sewer. What is the name of that type of pump?
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can I link a portable washer to 'conventional' laundry hook up?

seeing that my leasing agent is putting up my rent per month by over $50 and no option to move, I'm thinking of ways to cut cost - one thing is to stop renting a washer for $22.50 a month and just buy ...
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How can you tell if your sink is compatible with a portable washer?

I'm looking to get a portable washer, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to attach the washer to the sink facet. Is there a standard that portable washers adhere to? If so, how do you tell you have a ...
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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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Who should I call to look at clothes washer that fills with water after it has drained?

Who do you call to fix this problem, a plumber or the Whirlpool guy? Water backs into the forum after it has trained. it takes a while after the drum is empty.
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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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Why would my Kenmore laundry center have black/yellow oil/grease sprayed across the inside walls?

Follow-up to this question: I opened up this same washer to diagnose the problem, and found the drive belt in shreds with major gashes and barely holding on, and the whole interior (outside the ...
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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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Are 2RS bearings waterproof?

I'm looking at bearings for my washing machine. Originally there were 2Z. Just wondering if it would help if choose 2RS instead of 2Z in case when axle seal fails.
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What causes washer to run normal without clothes, but stop after wash cycle with clothes?

I saw the post from august 28, 2013 with a couple of answers, but nothing definite on how the machine was repaired. I have a Frigidaire affinity washing machine that either completely stops after the ...
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kenmore washer clothes wet

My Kenmore washer is Kenmore Elite 110.22952102 (Top Load washer). In the perm press cycle at the end the clothes are wet. Below is my troubleshooting observation on the unit, based on it, could you ...
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Whirlpool Washer 120v 60hz

I have a 120v 60hz washer, can it work with 120v 50hz. Washer would not come on when I press the power switch.
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washing machine leaks during fill cycle

Top loader Whirlpool. I've removed the back and water is leaking from the Break Vac during fill. The hose running to it is OK. The water is leaking from the back opening of the Break Vac. I'm thinking ...
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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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Water with every water source cuts in and out and goes wild what to do?

I tried asking my boyfriend who claims to know everything about it and he doesn't know. I have a shallow well if that'd help solve the problem.
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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?
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Kenmore washing machine will fill, no agitate drain or spin

Hello I have an older model Kenmore (model 110.4221090), it was purchased used and this is my first time trying to use it. It will fill with water, hot and cold work and the load size setting will ...
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whirlpool washing machine stops after rinse cycle, will not spin, and knob makes a noise

I have a Whirlpool Ultimate care 2 and it stopped draining water and entering the spin cycle. I initially thought it was the water pump and replaced it. The draining lines seemed clear(no issues with ...
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Washing machine dumps detergent

I have a top loading washing machine in which I use liquid detergent. It has a receptacle on the inner side of the lid for different kinds of detergents (pre-wash, wash, rinsing agent) which would ...
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What is this sound from my washing machine?

This is a Miele Novotronic W 1513. You can hear the sound starting at 6 seconds in. https://soundcloud.com/mads-skjern/washing-machine-centrifuging-cycle-miele-novotronic-w-1514
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Need to know the name of this toilet wall faucet (thing)

I moved to a new place and trying to install the washing machine. The wall faucet for water supply in toilet does not seem to have a handle. I cannot find the name of this type of faucet (not even ...
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Frigidaire clothes washer drum does not turn

My Frigidaire front loading washing machine has stopped turning. I have let it run through a short cycle, and the timer does run through the entire cycle. The drum fills up, and the pump operates to ...
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Strange configuration for laundry area needs solutions

We are being given the chance to buy the house we are renting, but I have some major concerns where it comes to the laundry area. You see, the washer hookup and gas hot water tank are in a closet ...
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Does this washing machine drum look good?

I'm trying to find the source of a bad leak on my washing machine. i have no experience with those. I tuned it on it's side hopping that it would be a pump hose loose. as it leaks during rinsing, and ...
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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 ...