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Old-style Kenmore washer door switch

Is there an adjustment I can make to the door switch plate? It's the top loader, old style door lid switch with the little pin in the lid that makes contact with the switch plate when the lid's closed,...
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How tall should my washing machine standpipe be?

My drain line to the vent is pretty high/long ( had to avoid some other plumbing ). How tall should the standpipe be? Is there height requirements for the box itself? Also, I have the option of ...
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Samsung washer trips breaker during spin

I appreciate any help. I have a 5.6cf Samsung washer. Model WF56H9100ag/a2. It pops the circuit breaker mid spin cycle. It’s only 4 years old and has not moved. I have opened up everything except the ...
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GE brand new front load washer trips breaker every single time within 5 mins (model GFW850SSNWW)

GE brand new front load washer trips breaker every single time within 5 mins (model GFW850SSNWW). Connected to a GFCI protected outlet (does not have TEST/ RESET buttons on it) and GFCI breaker (SWD ...
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Solve washer/dryer closet outlet issue. Lacks 110v outlet, need to know my options

I have a washer/dryer closet with a SINGLE 220V outlet serving a SINGLE laundry-center type machine. I need to make another 110V outlet available in this closet space so I can upgrade to a SEPARATE ...
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Using a single pipe off the main drain for a washer and utility sink, venting?

I am renovating my bathroom. I am using this as an opportunity to additionally: Move my washer and dryer from the mudroom, into the garage. Add a utility sink to the garage. The current plumbing ...
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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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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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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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Samsung Washer turns itself ON

My samsung washer has started (4 time over 5 days now) turning itself ON. Yes ON. No lights on front panel but it sounds like it is draining water although it is empty. When I open the door, it ...
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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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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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Rocks in Washing Machine?

We recently purchased a home that had the washer and dryer left behind. The washer is a GE and in good condition. We were told by the previous owners that the washer worked fine, but we tested it with ...
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How to combine flat and split lock washers on a bolt

So I'm assembling a pull up bar and its assmebly instructions look like this In the parts list it mentions only one type of spring washer (quantity 4). But it actually came with two types of ...
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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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Pipe leak occasionally when washer is running

So this has been a very weird case for a few months. We have sent at least 6 different plumbers there for over 10 times and nobody could find out the reason. What happens is sometimes when the ...
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Brand new Whirlpool Cabrio washer makes a snoring sound during agitation. Normal or trouble?

During the agitation cycle, the washer makes a snoring (cloking) sound. I had it replaced and the second one makes the same noise. What could the reason? Brand newew Whirlpool Cabrio washer.
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Install washer drainpipe

I have a washer currently draining into a utility tub sink. We heard a horror story about kids putting toys in the sink and the washer drainage flooding the house. I want to remove the drywall to ...
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Washer doesn’t spin

I have a top load direct drive whirlpool washer. It does not spin at all in the spin cycle but the motor,pump,motor coupler spins. I checked the drive block and no wear or tear. I replaced the clutch ...
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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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Installing 2 pull 30 amp breaker on 30 amp panel

Am I able to run a 2 pull 30 amp breaker on a 30 amp panel for a washer and dryer? It seems the whole house is running on 30 amp main breaker
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Washer Does Not Drain Water Before First Spin Cycle Begins

My Maytag Atlantis 2005 washer begins the first spin cycle as soon as the first wash cycle ends. So, the spinning starts with a full load of soapy water. Isn't it supposed to drain all the way down ...
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Screw and washer should go through flat area or curved?

I have a screw with a washer. Which one of the two sides should it go through (ie which side the washer should be "in contact with"), the flat or the curved one? The structure is symmetrical so it can ...
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Kitchen drain causes basement laundry drain pipe to overflow

We have a setup where our washer is in the basement directly below our kitchen sink. From the looks of it they both drain directly into the same sewer/drain line. To the right of the washer is a floor ...
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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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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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Washer outlet extension after adding wall tile

This is the washer hot and cold water before I added tiles After I installed tiles, the connection was flushed to the tile so I had to add an extension To me, this is an ugly hack because it makes ...
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Changed washer in shower and now it squeaks at low volume

I changed a standard rubber washer on the cold water in my 50 year old shower and now the cold water makes a steady, high pitch, squeaking noise at low volume. The squeak changes pitch as I turn the ...
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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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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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How to put the washers on the screw

So, I got a screw and things that look like rings (washers). One of them looks like incomplete ring (C-shaped), another is really a complete bigger ring. The assembly instruction says I need to put ...
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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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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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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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Why would a GFI blink red

A detached garage on a property was recently wired with a 220 circuit to accommodate lighting, washer, and electric dryer . The problem is the GFI for the washer blinks red.
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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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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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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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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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WIll electric pressure washer work with low water pressure?

I live in a 5th floor of a building that doesn't have strong water pressure. I remember that many years ago a cleaning group was going to pressure-wash the exterior of the building, but couldn't ...
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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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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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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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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 ...