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Help with washing machine installation

I purchased a washer and dryer from Best Buy and the guys came to install it in my home. They told me they couldn’t finish the installation because they said there’s typically only one drain outlet ...
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Should I put a surge protector on a washer or dryer?

I think the question title says it all, but is there a reason that I should or should not put a surge protector on my washer or dryer? Growing up, I don't recall ever seeing them in my parents' house ...
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Whirlpool top load washer LSR7010PQ2 “fixed” spin problem, now burning smell and lightspeed spin

So I had the intermittent spin problem, would agitate but not spin out. Replaced clutch assembly pn: 285785 and motor coupling pn: 285753A Upon running a medium test load, smelled burning. Unplugged, ...
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Speed Queen washing machine stopped working mid-cycle

I have a Speed Queen washing machine model AWN432SP111TW01, serial 1110013649. It's been working fine for years and we had never had any trouble with it, but today it stopped mid-cycle, and won't ...
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New washer overflows from the stand pipe

I just got a new washer and it’s overflowing from the stand pipe. My old washer was in the same stop and the standpipe never overflowed. I took a garden hose and put it in the drain and let it run for ...
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Samsung Washer WF218ANS-XAC -is it worth repairing?

This question branched from this one Samsung Washer WF218ANS-XAC troubleshooting help needed, smoke in the drum compartment The long story is in the thread pointed above. Short story..it broke and ...
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Samsung Washer WF218ANS-XAC troubleshooting help needed, smoke in the drum compartment

I think that our washer is toasted and I would like to know if it can be fixed before I decide to buy another one Here is the history of this issue: Yesterday my wife was doing the laundry and the ...
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washing machine makes clicking noise but won't start at rinse cycle

Frigidaire stackable washer/dryer The washer does the wash cycle normally and drains the water. Then it re-fills for the rinse cycle. The motor clicks like it is trying to transition to the spin ...
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How do I remove this Electrolux drum paddle?

I have a Simpson SWF-1076 (now owned by Electrolux). The paddles look exactly like this Electrolux part no. 50249701009, though I can't be sure it's the same underneath. How do I remove this design ...
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LG top load washer clicking (Advanced fix)

I'm making this to help anyone with an LG washer that clicks, The clicking does stop after numerous attempts The clicking that you're hearing Is probably the advanced locking mechanism, If you ...
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Flexible duct behind dryer looks a little sketchy

So we just noticed that the air flow in our house is always bad when we run the dryer. Looking behind the unit, we found a foily looking mess of a flexible duct behind the dryer. It looks almost like ...
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GE washer fills, then drains

11/29/18 Moved into a condo and inherited this laundry pair. I have same exact problem with the washer as OP on 02/19/18 except model # is GE GFWN1100L3WW. Washer fills with plenty of water, drum ...
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Where do you put multiple washers when you have a bolt and a threaded hole?

I bought a bed second hand, and it came without instructions, the bed posts have threaded holes, for bolt to go into, and the bolts have a locking washer, and a bigger bigger, flat one. I wish to know ...
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Washer drain pan installation

I am trying to install the drain pan for the washer. I found the pipe to fit in the drain pipe underneath the tile.(when I put 3/4 inch pipe inside the pipe underneath the tile, it goes few inches ...
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Washer drain pipe flush against outside wall

I am looking for a way to fix an every winter, problem with the drain pipe from our washer. We live in Alaska and we have a 1960's built ranch with no basement but crawl space under entire house (no ...
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How to physically disable the “large load” option on a washing machine?

My old washing machine has 4 options (with the highest setting to be "large load"). How can I physically disable the dial in such a way that the large load will no longer be an option for the users?
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1~60 Hz can be used as 50~60 Hz?

I purchased a pressure machine of KARCHER for car wash purpose from Saudi Arabia. In the catalogue it is written 1~60Hz whilst in Pakistan 50Hz cycle is used. The question is if the 1~60Hz unit can ...
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What is the proper name for this type of washer?

I'm trying to find a replacement for a washer / spacer that I lost, and it looks like this: I know I need one that's M5 in size, and can probably measure the length of the one I've got remaining. But ...
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Shower valve washer on hot needs replacing constantly

We've got a setup very similar to the picture in the answer to this: 3 valve shower allowing flow to tub and shower I've read some similar questions here, but none is just like this: The washer, ...
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Why is there a wave spring washer and a plain washer between these two sealed bearings? [closed]

I replaced the bearings in my Vitamix blender and I’m curious as to why there is a wave washer and a plain washer with a smaller diameter in between the two sealed ball bearings. My guess is that the ...
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Can you use dishwasher hoses for a washer?

I have a small apartment kitchen, and would like to add a small washing machine/dryer combo Taps on the kitchen sink are 1/2 inlet and 3/8 outlet. Drain on the sink is 1 1/2" feeding into 2" plus ...
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How to fit 3 pipes into 1 laundry box drain?

I am trying to install an LG TwinWash washer + pedestal washer combo in a new 3-story townhome. Laundry room is on the 3rd floor. The 2-washer combo requires 2 drains. LG supplies a part to merge them ...
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intermittent F20 error code on Kenmore HE5t washer

I'm trying to solve a problem with my Kenmore Elite HE5t washing machine (model number 110.47091602). I believe this model is essentially identical to a line of washers under the Whirlpool Duet brand. ...
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Are the washer drain and electrical outlets underneath up to code?

My daughter got her washer and dryer only to find out that the water supply/drain is 6 feet from the ground. Obviously none of the hoses can reach. I am aware that the maximum height for washer ...
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Can I easily add a drain for my basement laundry? [closed]

We just bought a house. The basement has a receptacle for an electric dryer, and taps for hot and cold water, but no drain for a washer. Would this be an easy fix? Don't know why they would have hot ...
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Tap keeps dripping even after reseating - broken?

I've replaced the washer in the tap and used a reseating tool, but when I feel with my finger there's what appears to be a "notch" in the area the tap washer would be pressing down on. Picture is ...
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My Maytag Atlantis washer spins but doesn't agitate

I have a Maytag Atlantis washer and I replaced the water pump because it was seized up and the belt couldn't turn it. Before I turned it on to test it, the center pulley spins easily in one direction ...
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Can I convert a 240v plug serving a stacked washer/dryer to 120v plug to serve the washer only?

I have a stackable washer dryer combo with one 240V plug. The dryer works on 240V and the washer works 120V, but they have 1 control panel. The dryer died and the room only has one 120v and one 240v ...
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Front load washer doesn't power up unless I hit it with hand

I've a problem in my fully automatic front load washer that is explained in this video https://youtu.be/wFKcGBseDgs As I mentioned in the title of the question, The washer won't power up until I hit ...
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What is a carriage bolt washer with mounting spikes called?

The "washer" below is from a carriage bolt. It's like a t-nut, but used on the square side of a carriage bolt and holds it steady. I'd love to get my hands on a box of these but can't for the life of ...
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Wiring washer, dryer, tankless water heater

Trying to wire for washer/dryer combo in the garage, and we need to add a tankless water heater to get hot water to the washer. In their current location, there's a (EDIT: 15) AMP circuit for washer, ...
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Washer water out from basement

I have a stupid question. Originally, I have a washer that pumps out the grey water into a laundry tub / sink. Attached to the laundry tub is a pump that pumps that grey water from tub into the ...
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How can I relocate hookups for washer and electric dryer?

EDIT: added info and added alternate locations. Our washer and dryer hookups are located out of reach, 40" behind the appliances. They are mounted on what, in the 1940's, was the exterior side of an ...
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O-Rings vs. Washers for Garden Hoses?

Hose sealers seem to be typically sold in a combo pack with two types. When are garden-hose washers used and when are the O-rings appropriate? I've been kind of winging it with my own hoses, ...
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Motor is whining but does not agitate

I bought a GE stack up Washer/Dryer GTUN275EM1WW (now, apparently, discontinued) 3 years ago and today it stopped working: The motor makes the whining noise but it does not agitate the drum during ...
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Washing machine hose backing up and overflowing AFTER septic tank has been emptied

A few months ago, my washer started overflowing from the pvc pipe. A friend who's very well versed at plumbing cut the PVC pipe, snaked it and there was nothing blocking it. He pulled the cap off the ...
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Washers for old door hinge

I've got an exterior door to my house that has some old hinges where top part hangs on the bottom part. See the picture below. I've got a gap between the top and bottom part so I'm looking for some ...
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Samsung Front Load washer WF45k6500/AV/A2 trips GFCI Combination AFCI breaker

I have a new home constructed 10/16. The washer was installed at the time of closing. We did not have an issue until January when the washer required a self clean cycle. With about 10 minutes left ...
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What could be causing the washing machine waste pipe to overflow?

I'm the opposite of knowledgeable when it comes to plumbing however I have done a fair amount of searching through forums to find an answer to my problem and unfortunately still have questions. To ...
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PVC drain pipe that the washer empties into is echoing all plumbing sounds

My father said that we could put tape around the washer hose to lessen the gap between the hose and the pipe. I've found some adapters that go from the ~1" washer hose to our 2" pipe. My father said ...
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water not turning on for washer supply valves

For some reason my hot and cold supply lines to my washer are not working. My washer was not filling so thought it was the washer but after taking the hoses off no water through the valves. I have a ...
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Forgot washer when after building a desk

I just finish building a desk. I already drilled holes prematurely (not deep, the table top isnt pre-drilled) and force my screw to fully go in. It includes washers that is meant to be between the ...
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What washer dryer do I need for this space? [closed]

I am planning to rent an apartment which has this picture where washer dryer should be installed. Can I get some guidance on what kind of washer dryer do I need and how to install it. No one in my ...
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How can I prevent my washing machine's drain hose from detaching from the pipe?

We just moved into a new rental house, and have had some immediate problems with the washer. Yesterday, during the 2nd load we'd run, the drain hose detached from the standpipe and unloaded the ...
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Whirlpool washer won't fill unless settings are manipulated repeatedly

This may be a duplicate, although I'm not sure which question it is duplicating. I have a Whirlpool washer with perfectly fine, clean, water supply and hoses. However, it often doesn't run water ...
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Removing Oxbox GripTip

Hey guys! I'm trying to install a drainage line and I came across this Oxbox drainage line cover. I couldn't figure out how to remove it and have been attacking it with pliers to no success. Does ...
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Changing out stacked Washer dryer

I currently have a 12 year old stacked washer/dryer, and have been looking into a combo unit washer dryer. I understand each unit has different ventilation requirements, is this possible to change to ...
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Pros and Cons of a washer tray

We just remodeled our laundry room. It is on the first floor, ceramic tile over concrete. Our washer is a front loader, so does not -fill- with water. What are the pros and cons of adding a washer ...
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Electrolux washer- motor pulley rotates but drive belt does not move

The washer on my Electrolux stacked washer and dryer stopped operating. The drive belt was broken, so I recently replaced the broken drive belt which fixed the agitation cycle. However when the ...
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whirlpool front load washer won't fill with water

I have a Whirlpool front-load washer. It worked normally. Yesterday, when I try to use it after just finishing a road trip, I found it just did not fill with water. I checked the hot and cold water ...