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Questions tagged [washing-machine]

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

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How I can learn about connection between drawing part numbers and catalog numbers for LG washing machine?

For my washing machine F1480QDS I would like to create table like this Drawing Part Number Catalog Part Numbers --------------------- -------------------------------------- K510 ...
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Why are wool sweaters shrinking on tap cold setting? [closed]

I've disconnected the hot water supply to my washing machine, but my wool sweaters are still shrinking on a tap cold delicate setting. I use woolite. Please advise!
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My LG washing Machine Model F1203CDP has error DE

I read online that DE error is due to Door Not Locking properly. I also read its because of drain hose which I don't understand. Can any one help me in this regard how can drain hose cause DE error ...
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Which of the two laundry drain ports should I use for my washing machine?

I’m trying to connect my washing machine and can’t figure out which of these two outlets my drain pipe goes? I’ve always seen only one drain pipe outlet, but this one has two. Any ideas?
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Amana washing machine making a humming noise and vibrating

My Amana washing machine is not working correctly. The machine was starting like normal but then it would just start humming and do nothing. I tried unplugging it and plugging it back in. It spins ...
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Help With Washer Drain Pipe

I have to install a washer on the second floor of a new home we purchased. I'm comfortable with the water lines, but I'm not 100% clear on the drain line and don't want to make a mistake. There's an ...
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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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AFCI Trips When Stainless Steel Hoses Touch Washing Machine Cabinet. Why?

I noticed the hot water hose on my washing machine (SpeedQueen Top Loader) was corroded, so I decided to replace the hoses. I bought braided stainless steel hoses and installed them. ...
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Beko washing machine pump cuts out. Machine freezes

I have a Beko WM6143W that has started playing up. The water pump runs for ~6 seconds then cuts out. The machine is then left in an unusable state. None of the controls seem to do anything including ...
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Connecting a Washing Machine with Aquastop

We've just moved into a new flat and bought a new washing machine. The provided cable isn't long enough to fit to the water outlet. I bought an extension cable, along the lines of this: https://www....
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GE front load washer model WCVH6800J1WW doesn’t agitate or spin in wash mode

GE front load washer model WCVH6800J1WW doesn’t agitate or spin in wash mode. At start of wash cycle it fills with water. Then pumps out water no problems. But never spins or agitates. Pauses until ...
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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 to find leak in washing machine?

My Bosch WAS32783SN washing machine that is 7 years old, and often I get Error F-23, which according to this list is F23 is flood protection in base of machine activated. Pull machine forward onto ...
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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 Front Load Washer Problems

Recently I’ve had issues with my front load washing machine GE model GFAN1000L not completing cycles and pausing multiple times throughout. After completing everything down below my machine now also ...
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How to fix my front load washer, it wont spin or agitate?

I have a LG front load washing machine, we recently changed the bearings and reassembled the washer. Now the washer will not agitate or spin. When I turn the washer on it seems to be trying to agitate ...
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Side spacing inside laundry bay

I'm making a stacked laundry bay and would like it to be as narrow as possible. Are there minimum spacing requirements for the sides of the stack? I would like 2" each side between the machines and ...
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Can I run PEX directly into my clothes washer?

Aside from the difficulty of finding the right fitting, is there a specific reason I need to connect my clothes washer to the taps via a hose instead of directly via PEX? I ask because hoses are ...
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Fixing clogged washer drain pipe

My washer drain pipe backed up today and I tried fixing it with one of these with no luck so far I imagine it has to do with this tight turn in the drain pipe: I thought maybe an auger would be ...
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How many shock absorbers are in washing machine LG F1480QDS?

I would like to disassemble my washing machine in order to replace all dampers. I would like to do it only after they get delivered because the appliance is not easily accessible so I want to save ...
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Why can't I get water out of my washing machine taps?

I just moved in and ordered a new washer/dryer that were installed on Monday. There doesn't seem to be any water running to the washing machine. I unattached the hoses from the taps, tried turning the ...
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Why does my washing machine trip the GFCI breaker? [duplicate]

My Samsung washer WA52M7750AV/A4 occasionally pops the GFCI breaker. This a new home not quite a year old. The only item on the breaker is the washer.It always completes the wash cycle and the breaker ...
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What is a “washing machine filter”?

I read an article on leach fields that recommended that a "washing machine filter" be used to prevent lint from getting into the septic system. What is that? The portal for my washing machine ...
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Washing machine not agitating (very loud)

About a week ago, our washer started making a loud klunk when agitating when it switched directions. This weekend we noticed that stuff wasn't getting clean. I started it with nothing in it and ...
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Can't get drive hub out of washing machine to replace gearcase

I have a Kenmore "VMW" model 110.21302012 I am pretty certain the problem with this machine is the gearcase has worn out. To that end, I already have purchased and received the replacement, as well ...
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How to connect Washing machine output water to WC seat?

There is a small WC room where you cannot forward the washing machine output water elsewhere than WC seat (brand IDO). However, the current solution does not look nice, see the picture. I am thinking ...
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Kenmore washing machine spins only during rinse cycle

My Kenmore series 80 fills with water but does not agitate during the wash cycle. The motor makes no sound. The agitator does not appear to be loose. The machine will spin during the rinse cycle but ...
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Fix noisy washing machine spin cycle

I have a Whirlpool WWDC9440 Freestanding Washing Machine which I've had for 4 years. Recently (or gradually as I can't remember a step change) the spin cycle has become very noisy with the vibrations ...
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Washing machine shutoff valve won't close

My washing machine hot water shutoff valve doesn't close. The laundry room has separate shutoff valves for hot and cold water. I believe that the type of valve is a quarter-turn ball valve, although ...
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Whirlpool top load washer noisy during agitation

I have a whirlpool top load washer that makes a noise similar to a fast sawing sound. It still agitates fine and all other functions are normal. Its' just noisy during agitation. I have just replaced ...
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Why won't the drum turn in my GE washing machine?

Our GE washing machine has a drum that won't turn at all, but the pulley turns. It also makes a 'ch,ch,ch,ch' sound. The belt was replaced because it had been 'chewed up' ~ thinking the other ...
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I live in NJ. Do I need a p-trap and vent on a washer drain line not going directly to the stack?

Here is my situation. As it sits now, my washer drains directly into the slop sink right next to it. I live in a split level and I am moving the washer & Dryer up one half level about 6 feet in ...
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What type of wrench do I need to disconnect washing machine

What should I be looking for to disconnect an old Miele washing machine. Connection in a photo below. Water comes in from right. Thanks.
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Moving washer machine 7 feet from trap

Can I still use existing drain, p trap & vent that's in place by extending drain pipe from new location to existing trap?
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Do washing-machines provide a AC connector which is live when the machine is working?

I am considering to install an electrical valve between the water outlet and the pipe bringing this water to the washing machine (I have some traumatic memories from a pipe breaking and water flowing ...
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Does running a dryer on 120 V drive up electricity costs?

So I have a ventless dryer, and it's a relatively new LG model (LG DLEC855W 4.2 cu. ft. Compact Electric Dryer) that I have hooked up to a 120 V outlet. I know it's not supposed to run on a 120&...
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Connect washing machine drain pipe to existing outlet

I am trying to install a washing machine next to our boiler. I don't have an SDS drill so I'm trying to get away with not drilling a hole in the cavity wall. There's an existing hole through the wall ...
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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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Water softening before washing machine

In the area I live the water is hard enough to make clothes stiff after some washing cycles. I would like not to use two or three times the detergent normally required just to soften water. According ...
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Whirlpool washing machine has a small leak from bottom

I have replaced the seal below the pump and the drain hose and I have a leak only on normal when it's operating in spin cycle. It's a small leak on the front bottom counter weight. Can anyone help? I ...
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Electrical wires identical

I’m trying to replace a plug on a washer cord. I’m having a hard time identifying neutral and positive even using the 6 items in the electric code 400.22 that is suppose to distinguish the two. In ...
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Why do clothes washed with my new Samsung top load washer have an odor? [closed]

New top load washer that we purchased about 5 months ago is putting off a bad smell to washed clothing. I wouldn’t think the washer is dirty already. Any help would be great.
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What causes a washer to spin slowly but is resolved by manually moving the basket around?

Washer Details Kenmore Whirlpool Series 80 Model #11024862300 Direct Drive Top Load Washer Manual with diagrams Video of the problem Washing machine spin problem on direct drive Kenmore Whirlpool ...
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Installing a washing machine - sink drain pipe closed

I am trying to install a new washing machine, but I found that the sink drain pipe is closed. Please see the pictures below. My questions: Should I cut the top of this plastic or is there a ...
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washer drain overflowing, tried cleaning vent

The drain pipe for the water coming from the washing machine overflows. I tried drano, but that did not fix the problem. I climbed onto the roof and slid the metal snake down the pipe. I met some ...
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Washer stops half way through wash cycle

Our Whirlpool Ultimate Care II stopped working in the middle of the wash cycle tonight. No noise, just stopped. Restarted it and it did it again, and again, and again. Any ideas on what might be ...
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Find a Water Pump for Clothes Washer

I'm trying to run a front load He Samsung washer (13 gallons water per wash) with water from a 18gal tub sitting on top of it. This is not enough pressure to get the water to work. It needs a minimum ...
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Constructa washer E18 error

I've a front-loading Constructa washing machine. Its model number is CWF14W42IL. It keeps giving me an "E18" error message. I can't find my manual, nor an online manual for this model, nor online ...
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Hose came off washing machine

The hot water hose came free from the washer last night. Do I need to replace the inlet valve? Is this a simple thing to do?
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Maytag washer Duet direct drive. stuck , door won't open

I have model # WFW72HEDW0 Whirlpool Duet Washer cannot open door, stopped in cycle. cannot turnoff power from panel. last showed an E1 error code.