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Removing dark burn mark from white shirt [on hold]

I noticed (a bit too late) that a second hand striped white shirt I bought in a charity had a small dark burn mark - see picture. Is there any way to hide it or remove it? http://goo.gl/MTGLnK
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LG TROMM washing machine says door is open but it is closed

I suspect it is some kind of mechanical or electric connection that is not working but am at a loss on how to find out how to fix it. It is a few years old but works fine. I sometimes get it to ...
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Kenmore washer spin cycle drains but doesn't rotate

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 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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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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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 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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How to make Ariston Hotpoint FMG 863 SK washing machine to use more water

Due to EU and US regulations, latest models of washing machines are really eco-friendly and use much less water thant their previous models. The problem is, this has to be countered by increasing 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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Washing machine with ammonia like odor

My washing machine started to emit a very strong ammonia-odor. I googled around and seems that this happens when doing laundry at low temperatures. I do my laundry at 40 degrees (can't even remember ...
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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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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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How can a sock gets into a washer's drain boot

My beloved Kenmore front loader washer cannot drain water yesterday after 10 years of not so heavy use. I opened it up, thinking I may need to replace the drain pump, but I saw a sock in the drain ...
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Should we reinforce our laundry floor to prevent our washer from walking?

We have an LG front loading washer that vibrates violently and walks when it goes into the spin cycle. Our house is wood framed, built in 1991, and our laundry room floor is vinyl. We've had ...
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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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Why is there water in my washing machine barrel some time after a load?

I have a frigidaire front load washing machine, and we are finding a few inches of water in the barrel after running a load, but not right away -- it takes at least 1/2 an hour before the water ...
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How do I remove plastic bag print from outside surface of washing machine?

I bought new sheets for my son, and I put the Target plastic bag, with heavy sheets in it, on top of the washer for the sheets to be washed. This morning I picked up the bag, and I've got red ...
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Why does a laundry drain need to be installed at a minimum height of 30"?

My laundry machine doesn't work properly in my new flat (the wash cycle never ends), and the instructions specify that the common cause of my problem is that the drain is too low (my drain is indeed ...
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Connecting Washing Machine Outlet Box to copper

I've done a search and nothing particularly relevant came up so... I'm in the process of moving the washer and dryer in our new house and trying to figure out how to mate the valves in the ...
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Pipe is fine, solenoid is fine, but can't get hot water into my washing machine?

So let my start off by saying, the installation techs installed the valves backwards at first, so I was getting hot water out of my cold, never noticed that until my room mate was pissed at me for ...
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Why does my washing machine leak only during the spin cycle?

For the second time in a month, I found that my washing machine had flooded the kitchen floor (and part of the basement via the hole for the water line to the fridge). The first time, I only ...
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What could cause my washing machine to stop before the rinse cycle?

My washing machine will get stuck right before the rinse cycle. The washing machine will be full of water. The way to "fix it" is to twist the knob right after the "rinse" line, find the sweet spot, ...
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GE Front Load washer doesn't spin

Today my 7 years old GE Front Load washer (MODE WCVH6800J1WW) doesn't work. It can fill water successfully, then didn't spin to wash but start to pump water out, then unlock door but time still stay ...
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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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Outlet drain hose of my washing machine must go all the way to the top of the machine?

I have just purchased a Samsung front load washing machine (7kg capacity). So when I was studying its emplacement, I have decided that its drain hose would be over the floor to a avoid an obstacle (...
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How do I share the same cold water pipe for both my dishwater and washing machine?

I have one cold water source, the pipe looks like this: I would like to connect two of these pipes this the source: How do I do this? The best I could find was something like this. But the ...
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Laundry box and water hammer arrestor

I am trying to install my new washer & dryer combo. There are a few things that I am not sure since plumbing hardware and markings are a bit different in the US compared to once I used in Russia. ...
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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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Stainless Steel Washing Machine Hoses

I see that an installer used stainless steel jacketed filler hoses with my new washer. (See picture below.) I was wondering if these are any better than rubber hoses? I've heard a few stories about ...
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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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Repairing (Aesthetically) a rusty washing machine and dryer

I've recently purchased a home with a washer and dryer that were left on the basement floor without any padding underneath. The washer and dryer have both rusted near their bases, and the dryer has ...
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How do I replace a Zanussi washing machine's front door seal?

I have a zanussi jet system 1200, model wjd1257w. It is a washing and drying machine. It leaks water, I guess at the spin cycle or perhaps before it. I searched and found out that it could be either ...
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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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How can I deal with waste water from a washing machine in a non-plumbed room?

My wife wants to build a small add-on to the house in the current carport for the washer/dryer. It's not a huge project. The washing machine will be about 30ft from it's current location. I don't want ...
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Can fill hoses be reused for a new washer?

I'm finding that major appliance retailers and manufacturers insist that a new washer requires new fill hoses. Used fill hoses cannot be reused, it is claimed. Of course I have to wonder about this ...
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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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Washer “wall outlet must not be located behind dryer.”

Recently I noticed a washing machine manual which says "Wall outlet must not be located behind dryer." A quick Google search reveals this is pretty common, but what's the reason for it? I understand ...
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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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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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How do I troubleshoot a washing machine that uses hot water on cold settings?

We recently moved a 5 year old washer to a new home, connecting hot to hot and cold to cold. After a wash cycle completes, the clothes are hot. I verified teh hose connections. By opening/closing 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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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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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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What is causing the clothes washer GFCI to trip?

I have a clothes washer which came with a gfci adapter. The cord didn't quite reach the nearest outlet, so we had the washer plugged into a (grounded) 3-outlet interior extension cord, then to the ...
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Clothes washing machine doesn't heat water yet reports no errors

I have a Samsung Ecobubble washing machine that is less that 2 years old, model WF90F7E6U6W. It appears to not heat the water any more but also reports no error codes either. Given that this is a ...
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New Samsung Washer Smells

I am concerned because our new Samsung washing machine (front loading, stackable, stacked on the bottom) absolutely REEKS of chemicals; the closest I can think of is paint thinner. I expected a "new ...
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Why won't my washer spin even though it still agitates?

I have a Kenmore 80 series washer and it recently stopped spinning and agitating and I found out it was the coupler. So I changed that and it start to work again, normally. After a week or two it ...