Questions tagged [washing-machine]

For questions about clothes washing machines (also referred to as clothes washer or laundry machine).

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Sewage smell coming from washer

I've had this issue since I bought my house. The house was renovated when I bought it, with new washer/dryer unity (not a high efficiency). The smell isn't all the time. Some days there is no odor. ...
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Can I drill access holes so that I can change a front load washer door seal without unstacking dryer

I have a GE front-load washer (wcvh6800j1ww) with a dryer mounted on top. I need to change the door seal, and the default instructions (linked below) involve removing the top and control panel in ...
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Washing Machine pauses several times while working

I have a Samsung 6.5kg washing machine (WA65H4300HA). I have been using it for about 6 years without any issues. But now, sometimes, while the machine is running, it pauses for 5 - 20 minutes several ...
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Stuck water cold/hot water switch for washing machine

There is a "kill switch" between the cold/hot water pipe and my washing machine. For the 2-3 months the switch has gotten more and more difficult to turn (both ways). What might be the ...
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Speed Queen (Alliance) laundry system regularly shows different errors - bad control board?

I have a speed queen laundry system, washer dryer stack, fully electric. Model # is Alliance ATEE9AGP173TW01 Lately I seem to get a different error code every other time i use it. Codes I see are &...
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Securing washer drain hose to standpipe box

The hose connected to our washer came out of the drain pipe last night and caused a huge mess, 1" of standing water in our basement, and that's with my wife catching it early. Is there a way to ...
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My Bravos XL washer shows "drn" error on all cycles except rinse?spin

I have a Maytag Bravos XL washer. After a recent power outage it started showing "drn" (drain) error during every cycle except the rinse/spin cycle. The washer stops with the drn code and ...
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GE washer not working after flooding

Whole neighborhood had a freak flash flood. My basement took 7 inches of water. Got the hot water heater working today; the furnace and central AC are fine. I have a GE "laundry center" -- ...
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Removing suspension springs of a washing machine

This is one of the springs that the drum of a washing machine is attached to. Now I want to go further into that washing machine, hopefully up to the electric motor. First I need to remove that cross-...
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How can I shut off these water valves that won’t turn?

How can I shut off these water valves that won’t turn? They connect to my washer, which I am trying to fix. I have sprayed the valves with WD-40 and partially unscrewed the screws, but that has not ...
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Why dishwashers can precisely predict washing time while wash machines can't?

If I select at my dish washer: A fixed-time program, it displays 2:20 in the beginning and it runs for exactly 2:20 An auto program, it displays 2:45 and runs for 2:15 to 2:45 so difference is < ...
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Washing machine drain hose too long?

So, I just bought a new washer and dryer and the drain hose for the washer ended up being a little too short so I bought a hose extension and a clamp to extend the hose. The way I have it running now ...
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Can I Drain Basement Sink into 4ft high washing machine drain?

i want to pump the water from the sink up and over into the washing machine drain hole but nobody does this, the only way they combine the sink and washing machine drain is to drain the washing ...
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How to prevent washing machine discharge from spraying out of drain?

Since moving into a new house, we've been battling with an issue with our washing machine. We've got it plumbed in beneath a sink (as the previous owners had done) as shown in the image below: Above ...
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Washing machine stops mid cycle, buttons stop working, works again after an hour or two

My washing machine stops working mid-cycle, sometimes after a few minutes. After it stopped, the buttons will no longer work, and if I wait a while (sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes 2 hours), it will ...
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Is this washing machine drain hose too long/ installed wrong?

Yellow is the current setup Should the hose be shortened/rerouted? I'm thinking it would have a hard time draining properly, and I believe my washing machine has issues rinsing. Could this be the ...
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Washer creating small holes in clothes [closed]

My new front load washer is creating little holes in my clothes and I am trying to fix the problem but I don't know what to do. The holes look like little circles about 2mm in diameter and they often ...
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Water crossover in condo unit

When I open the kitchen and bathroom cold faucets, I notice that hot water flows out for about 2-3 mins before turning cold. Once the tap runs cold, I have to wait ~1 hour before experiencing this ...
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Bosch washing machine - replaced motor brushes, motor now "fizzes"

The drum in my Bosch Serie 8 washing machine stopped turning recently and after a bit of internet research it sounded like the motor brushes had worn down. I bought new "official" (allegedly)...
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Washing Machine super loud noise at the start

I currently have front loader washing machine(samsung WF-JT254) and suddenly it started to start making super loud noise when I use it. I tried to record the sound I am getting when I record it on my ...
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Holes in washer basket

I recently removed the agitator in my Whirlpool (model LSQ8500JQ1) washer to replace the "dogs". The bottom of the basket looked like this: Something is missing in the upper hole, what is ...
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Kenmore washing machine stuck at sense cycle with drum bashing against side walls

For a while now the spin cycle has seemingly got ever so more loud. I removed the surround to the tub which looks to be for fabric softener to drip into it and then into the double wall of the bowl, ...
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Which adapter am I missing for my washing mashine?

I got a new washing mashine from a friend. As we couldnt get of the tube, i had to buy a new one. Now it seems i am missing an Adapter. Which Adapter do i need? (I hope the questions is ok to ask here....
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Washing machine shaking

I've got a Maytag washing machine, model number mvwc500vw1, that is shaking pretty bad in the spin cycle. I've made sure the feet are level, replaced the suspension springs and both sets of snubber ...
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The waste hose on washing machine sits on floor/low

We have a smell that I'm sure comes through from the standpipe when washing machine is in use. The standpipe doesn't seem to smell after use though(like this evening, last wash was earlier in day). ...
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What is the cubic foot capacity of my Maytag washing machine?

My washing machine is over 21 years old. I am going to buy a new one with a larger capacity but I don't know the cubic ft capacity of mine. It is a Maytag MAV6057AWW.
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Is it safe to extend the drain hose on my LG washer?

I just purchased an LG washer, model WM3900HWA. The drain hose is not long enough to reach the stand pipe. I have seen this post where the answer is to simply buy a longer drain hose. However, the ...
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Replace GFCI outlet or the brand new washing machine?

I just bought a brand new washing machine and its tripping the (15 amp) GFCI circuit breaker. The main breaker in the fuse panel is 20 amps and is not tripping. The GFCI trips every time the washer ...
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Rattling noise in Bosch WFK2401UC Compact Washer on spin

I have a compact Bosch stackable washer and dryer model #WFK2401UC. When it goes into the spin cycle, mainly when the revolutions are slower, it makes a rattling noise like there is spare change ...
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My washer is saying F51 on maytag bravo quite series 300

I need links diy video to fix it. I need a manual version also and images
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Washing-Dryer machine installation (rotate)

I would like to know if it is possible to setup a washing machine (or a washing machine with integrated dryer) such that the installation pipes are on the side. NOTE: I don't know anything about ...
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Strange black mark against washing machine wiring harness

My washing machine stopped working and I can see that the front panel circuit board has scorch mark on it. I'm thinking about getting a second hand circuit board to replace it but wanted to check some ...
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Washing machine drain hose very high

I recently moved into this place and this is the setup of the washing machine and its drain hose. The clothes come out of the wash still pretty wet, particularly on the bottom. My girl thinks the ...
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Removing clip that's securing rubber hose in washing machine

Our washing machine developed a massive leak that caused a flood. We flipped the machine, and traced it back to two holes in a black rubber hose that appears to be attached to the output of the pump. ...
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Washing machine overflow

I live in a home built in the late 60s. The old set up for the washer was draining into a utility sink (1 1/2 trap that connects to a 2in main) I wanted to move the washing machine to the other side ...
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Will newer Siemens AFCI/GFCI circuit breakers handle washing machine loads better than older versions?

We have new LG 4500 washing machine in new townhouse w Siemens breaker panel. LG Washer keeps tripping the breakers (15A Siemens Type QAF2 - CAFCI - w ARC Fault). I hooked up the washer to a 15A Surge ...
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Washing machine drain leak / back up

Hi I recently bought a new Beko washing machine with dryer (model WD75141), just after 5-6 washes I saw water leakage on the floor, most probably drain water by the looks of it. I am no expert my ...
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Washing machine stops in not-cold program

We have an old top loader washing machine (model: Privileg maker: Quelle). For a few months we sometimes encounter the problem that the machine stops during the program, exiting with the error code 0 ...
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Can 2300 watt washing machine burn out wiring in my house?

My standard voltage is 230 V and the socket is 16 A. I am asking the question because I had a 1500 watt water heating rod connected with another 15A socket which did burn out my home wires after a ...
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Looking for bearing part for GE Washer Dryer Combo WSM2700HBWWW

I have a GE Washer Dryer Combo WSM2700HBWWW, and during washers' last stage of the spinning cycle, it makes a grinding sound, so I suspect something wrong with the bearing. So I found parts are ...
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Can you split washer/dryer and share with standard 3 prong

I’m not great with all of the proper terminology here. We have what appears to be a 30amp plug for out washer/dryer combo. I want to mount and hang out dyson vacuum charging station in the same space ...
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How to whiten a white Ikea mattress cover? [closed]

The cover of my mattress has gone grayish and yellowish, it looks bad. But on Ikea's website it says "do not bleach". Is there still a way to make it more white? Perhaps not as white as it ...
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Dryer vent height

This community has been amazing in helping with my new washer/ dryer install. All the plumbing and electrical is done now for the last part... the dryer vent. This install is on the 2nd floor with ...
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washing machine starts draining immediately when turned on

Samtron wm-m640121 washing machine starts draining immediately when turned on and displays the error code (e33), no water in it and when adding water from the door before plugging it, it drains it ...
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What's the correct laundry drain stack order?

I am installing a new washer box. (see picture for reference) My plan was to switch out the Wye from the sink so the top was 2" and put the p-trap and Wye from the washer just above that in the ...
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Plumbing a washing machine drain in a new location with complications

I want to move the location for the washer hookup in an older house. At the previous location it was a one and a half inch drain and it worked 'okay'.... I am looking at one and a half inch at the new ...
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New washing machine seal rubbing, new spider arm?

I just got a new seal for my washing machine off ebay. After I installed it, it ran a few times successfully, but then started rubbing when it is on the high spin speeds. I am wondering if maybe the ...
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How to open this drainage cap?

Just moved into a new house and had a new washer and dryer delivered today. When they installed them, they said they couldn't complete the washer install due to this cap on the drainage pipe. They ...
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Need to move the dryer vent up by 3ft

I just bought a stacking washer/dryer machine and I need to relocate my floor dryer vent by 3ft above the floor so that I can push my machine all the way against the wall. This will give me about ...
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Can I run a washer hose up and over a door?

Currently my washer is on one wall next to a standing drainpipe and blocks access to an exterior door. I would like to move the washer to the exterior wall, next to the dryer, but that would require ...

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