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How can I bypass a door open error code on an LG top load washer?

I have a LG WT7100CW top load washing machine. Right now it won't operate and it keeps throwing up a dE error code. Basically it thinks that door is open/it can't lock the door. I pulled the door ...
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GE washing machine fills, agitates, drains, but does not spin

I have a GE WBSR3140D0WW top loading washer that has stopped spinning. This happened a few weeks ago after I replaced the hub seal to fix a leak. Now it fills, agitates, drains (all fine) but doesn'...
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My GE front load washer not starting, all tests are good. No error code

My GE washer model GCVH6800JOMS is not starting. It's door lock and unlock and sits there when you press start. I checked, there is no error code. Almost all tests done, good. Don't know what to do ...
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So is it better to go from a smaller pipe to a bigger pipe?

OK I know it sounds confusing so here I go. Doing some work on the washer supply lines. Well they are copper right now 1/2". Issue is there is leaking around the shutoff valves and such (old ...
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Washing Machine Waste Discharge Issue

Just moved to a new house and plumbed in the washer drier. (Candy Grand Vita) Seemed fine but it gave me error code E03 which suggests a blockage on the waste. I took the machine out and ...
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Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room?

Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room? Basically, my electric dryer is on the far outside wall. Almost literally against it, the dryer vent ...
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Removing washing paint stains from clothes

As house windows and doors was being painted by enamyl paint got paint stains on clothes how can we remove wash or remove paint stains The paint stain has been dried tried white vinegar baking ...
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Connecting a washing machine and tumble dryer to the same sink drain

I'm thinking on using one of these to install a washing machine and a condenser tumble dryer to the sink's drain pipe of my utility room. Why is one inlet pointing upwards and the other one ...
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washer draining

Having problems with very loud spin cycle and were told by a service worker that the bearings were being damaged. He said draining height was too high(8 ft), causing the problem, making the pump work ...
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Open a locked (broken) washing machine

We have a washing machine that is kept outside, and we forgot to cover it so it got rained on and when we started it we heard a pop and smoke came out, and the circuit breaker went off. And now the ...
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Reduce suds created from washing machine rinsing? [closed]

I live in a 6th floor of an old building with piping that clogs easily and frequently. We have to fix that, but it's expensive so we have to find temporary alternatives in the meantime. Our washing ...
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Clothes Dryer not heating clothes correctly

I have bought a HOOVER VTH 980 NA2C-84 heat pump dryer 3 weeks ago, and no matter what program I choose my clothes won't get dry. it has worked at drying clothes before but not any longer. it has the ...
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Only cold water on my Bravo washing machine

We have a top loading Bravo washing machine. When we start a load the water comes out very cold no matter what setting the machine is on. I have tried running a load on hot and still only get cold ...
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Connecting standpipe to 1 1/2" brass waste pipe?

I am remodeling a 100-year-old house, adding plumbing for a washing machine and condensing dryer. I'm installing the washing machine and dryer in the basement. In the location where I want it to go, ...
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Does a General Electric washing machine have an automatic shut down function in cold environment?

I was using a General Electric washing machine when it suddenly stopped working. I thought of everything and the most logical explanation was the factor of cold temperature, so I used a heater to ...
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Trying to reset a whirlpool washing machine wwdc 6400/1 (front loading)

My washing machine start button broke and my neighbour popped in to have a look and fix it (the day after I had come back home from an emergency operation so I was very out of it) he has replaced and ...
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Specific tiling for washing machine closet?

I am planing to install a washing machine in a closet. There is currently a fitted carpet in this ca. 2 m² closet. To avert consequences a plausible leak/overflow, I want to replace the fitted carpet ...
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Speed Queen washing machine making loud popping noise during agitation

I have a 2013 Speed Queen top load agitator washing that has started to make a loud popping sound during the agitation cycle only. The washer fills fine, agitates normally, drains and spins on all ...
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How to fix smashed wires in washing machine?

I believe the motor capacitor with its bracket fell down and pinched two wires going to the motor. I spliced them back with two blue wire nuts. The motor works again. However, this made me thinking, ...
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Washer malfunction/reset?

Hello:I have a Whirlpool Thin Twin Mod # LTE5243DQA,it's about 5-7 year's old. The washer suddenly stopped while in the rinse cycle with the tub full of water. I "played" with the Load Size control ...
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Ardo A633 drains normally, but not at the end of the program

I did check other questions before asking mine. Does not seem to be a duplicate. Ardo A633 (front load, mechanical controls) drains and refills normally during the run but forgets to do the final ...
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Where is the lint filter?

For months now, my washer/dryer combo has become less and less effective at actually drying anything I put in it. I've gotten the advice from some friends to check (regularly) and clean the lint ...
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Name of connector that connects wires to washer drain pump

I'm looking to replace a connector that connects to my washers' drain pump. I first suspected the drain pump to have gone bad, but it looks like the wire itself was burnt or sheared off. I was going ...
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Chemical used to clean washing machines

I have an LG WD1457RD washer-dryer that's been working pretty well for me, except that where I live (southeast Mexico) there's a lot of limestone so the water is very hard and leaves stains on ...
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Washing machine: where to put laundry detergent?

I noticed, that washing machines usually start with flushing the detergent from the dispenser drawer into the drum. So I wonder, what is the difference if I put the detergent into the dispenser, or ...
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Getting mild electric shocks from tap water if washing machine is switched on

My washing machine is placed in my kitchen and whenever it is switched on and working (washing), I get very mild “tingles” from the kitchen's tap water. I'm in the UK, and I've checked that the wall ...
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Behind the Washer and Dryer clearance

I have a 90s GE filter flo heavy capacity top loader washing machine that has started to make squeaky noises during the agitation. It's 27 inches wide and 24 inches in depth. I'm looking to replace ...
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How can I repair a pinhole leak in a washing machine drain hose?

I've just reconnected my washing machine and tested it, and there's a tiny hole in the out-flow pipe. The hole is in red circle in the images below ... in the fairly-rigid, ribbed plastic, rather than ...
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Washing machine installation - unsure about current setup

Just moved into a new home and ordered a washing machine from Currys (I am UK based), I have booked installation with the delivery, but just want to make sure I have everything required before ...
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Brand new LG washing machine tripping AFCI combination breaker in new house

Hey this is less of a question than a problem I was able to trouble shoot, but I have a feeling other people might be going through the same situation and might have come up with other solutions to ...
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Washer Dryer Hookup

I moved into a new house and want to make sure I don't flood the place. The spigot on the left does have water to it, I turned it on for a second only, it didn't feel hot, but maybe that wasn't ...
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Front-load washer keeps getting stinky

I have an older Whirlpool front-load washer that's stinky. I periodically clean it inside and out (including the folds in the seal) but the smell keeps coming back. Last time this happened, I took the ...
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front-load clothes washers with easy access to drain pump

This is a question asked from the perspective of wanting to be able to do a DIY job a little more easily when the time comes... Our current washer has to be completely taken apart —rear panel, top ...
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Tricky washing machine waste problem

first time on this forum but I could use some washing machine waste advice. My brother and I are redecorating our entire house, including the rather small kitchen. We'd like to move the washing ...
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Samsung washer has load spinning noise

My Samsung side load washer makes a loud vibrating like noise when actively spinning. It is quiet when the motor stops and it free spins. Do I need new shock absorbers or a new drive motor stator?
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Replacing a washing machine: can I disconnect wasting hose from inside the machine?

My setup is an absolute joke, I have no access to where the drain hose enters the wall. I can only disconnect this hose from the machine, and use the same hose on the new machine. Can I somehow open ...
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How to clean the emergency drain tube on a Samsung Ecobubble washing machine?

Today my Samsung Ecobubble 8.0kg washing machine came to a halt mid-wash and reported the error SE/5E. Some googling told me that this was a problem with the drain, and that the filter should be ...
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Screeching during washing machine spin

I recently replaced the gearbox on my Whirlpool washing machine, a wtw5000dw1 due to some other obnoxious noises. The part number is W11035751 for reference. Image of gearbox There is play on the ...
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What kind of a valve is this?

I need to turn off the water supply to this washing machine. What kind of a valve is this? How do I operate it? Furthermore, why are there three rubber wires that leave the hot and cold water pipes? ...
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Washing machine stops - but always restarts after I open/close lid

I have a whirlpool washing machine (SM 8525079 REV). Whenever it runs, it always stops after a few minutes having filled with water. However, once you open and then close the lid, the machine starts ...
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How to fix washing machine door handle

A door handle on my Bosch washing machine is broken and I am trying to replace it. I have bought a replacement handle, but swapping the two is not as easy as I hoped it would be. It consists of 2 ...
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Top load washer fills and drains immediately

We replaced the transmission in our Amana top load washer, model NTW4516FW. Machine was running through all the cycles before the transmission was replaced. Now the washer fills but immediately drains ...
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Can I use sewer cleanout as washing machine water outlet

I live in LA and we have a convenient sewer cleanout where I would like to place the washing machine. Is there an adapter for the cleanout to accommodate the outgoing water? Thank you in advance!
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Bad smell on clothes caused by plumbing?

I had a washing machine engineer out today to look over my machine and help me understand why my clothes smell bad after every wash. He said it is caused by the plumbing under the sink Can you help ...
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LG machine start button

The start/pause button of my LG washing machine is not working please how do I fix it. I have tried switching it off,pressing the start button. For five seconds and then turning it back on but it ...
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Frigidaire FEX831FS4 transmission leaked oil. Should I refill? With what?

While rebuilding the Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer's transmission, I did not remake the gasket between both transmission halves. So, for the next few days there was a little bit of oil splattering going ...
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How damaging can a 3 meter (10 feet) long drain hose be for the washing machine pump and microorganism growth?

I have two washing machines and they are placed one next to each other (this is the only way I can position them due to the space). The first one is connected to the drain pipe under the sink ...
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New washing machine using the same valve as the sink, water smells and tastes like plastic

So I have been using the same valve for actually two washing machines and a sink, and when I got the new washing machine the problem started appearing. I am guessing this is because of the new washer ...
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Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer dripping water after fixing agitator. How to find and fix leak?

The washer was not leaking any water before I fixed the agitator. Now agitator works fine, but some water drips on top of transmission. So I am backtracking the work I did to understand what is ...
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Besides welding, are there other ways to connect this gear to its axle?

This is washing machine's agitator axle and a gear from transmission. The weld that connected them both had failed. Since I don't have welder at my disposal, I am wondering, if besides welding there ...

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