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LG Washer plays dead. Re-plugging sometimes revives it?

I have an LG washer: WM2650H. This morning it was dead: pressing the ON/OFF switch did nothing. When I unplugged, and plugged it in again, I could switch it on again. I left it off for half an hour, ...
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Frigidaire affinity washer won't fill

I have a Frigidaire washing machine that at first would not dispense water during the rinse cycle. I ignored that because it only happened on certain settings. Now, the washer won't fill with water. I ...
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Will Front Load Washing Machine (BLDC motor) rated for 220V 60Hz work in another country with 220V 50Hz?

I currently have Daewoo DWC-ED1292 Washing Machine in the Middle East. It's rated for 220V 60Hz. I'm moving to another country with 220V 50Hz. I couldn't find any detailed manual for the machine ...
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Washing machine waste pipe

Location: West Bengal India. Electrical supply: 240V AC. Model: IFB TL-SDR 6.5 Kg Aqua. Question: Should I install a stand pipe for waste water draining for now, or later, if the washing machine ...
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Cause of thumping noise and resistance to rotation by rotor in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

I have a Fisher/Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer model WL37T26CW2. Since about 3 months the direct drive makes a thumping noises during wash / spin cycles, and makes thumping noises and shows ...
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What’s up with this washer’s wiring?

My washing machine starting acting strangely today. While it was washing it would periodically beep and all the LEDs would flash at the same time. It started getting worse and just beeping ...
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Stacking Washer and Dryer from different brands

I have a front loading washing machine and dryer from two different brands. The washing machine is a Samsung machine and the dryer is a gas Maytag. Can I stack them?
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What happens if the washing machine discharge hose is too far down the stand pipe?

I never knew you shouldn't insert more than 5" of the hose down the stand pipe. Installed mine about a year ago, and I believe I had at least 12" down the pipe. Haven't seen any problem so ...
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Direct Drive Washer is going into spin cycle and then into neutrAl drain

I have a 30 year old Kitchen Aid Direct Drive Washer. I recently replaced the Neutral Drain Pack. I also replaced the oil with 80w- 90 gear oil. All functions work well except the machine goes ...
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How to properly install a washer drain with a floor drain?

I need to install a washing machine drain using a cast iron floor drain. The area is very small, and this is the only drain I can use (I do not own the home so cannot do much about the plumbing). The ...
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What is the difference between washing machine belts: 1287 8PHE and 1287 8PH?

My washing machine belt has broken. I have found two belts, sellers of which say in description that they compatible with my appliance (Electrolux EWT9125W). 8PHE belt is 3 times more expensive than ...
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Why is the tub of my Whirlpool Cabrio washer so low?

I have a Whirlpool Cabrio top-loading washing machine model WTW8540BW0. The tub seems to be lower than it should be. There's a gap of 2" or more between the bottom of the top of the washer and ...
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How best to determine which of these is the washing machine cold water outlet?

In the pic you can see the two water outlets for my washing machine. I had marked these out previously but seems markings came off with wallpaper. I had 2 red handle on one of which broke so the red ...
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Why won't my laundry shutoff valves close?

See below for images of my Washing Machine valves. This is an older home but can't seem to get the water levers to budge. I don't want to apply too much force either way in fear of breaking something. ...
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What is the capacity size of my Maytag washer model number MTW574OTQO [closed]

Model MTW574OTQO. SERIAL CW2542489 need capacity size
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Cause of recurring out-of-balance during wash / spin cycle in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

I have a Fisher/Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer model WL37T26CW2. Since about a month ago the washer repeatedly goes out of balance mid-wash, even with the smallest lightest fewest number of items,...
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Whirlpool washer intermittent high-speed spin

I have a Whirlpool Duet direct-drive front-load washer from 2014, model # WFW170H68W2. It washes fine, but when it's time to spin out the water, it only intermittently gets up to high-speed spin. ...
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How do I remove the washing machine's outlet tube?

I have a washing machine drain tube that empties into a sink. The water that comes out is really sulfurous and stinks. I want to replace the tube, but I am not sure how to remove this. I would hire a ...
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How to handle 2 hoses going into 1 standpipe

I have a tiny sink in the basement with a hot/cold faucet and a standpipe, for our clothes washer. Got a new washer, and I'm having problems figuring how to attach everything up: The attachment I ...
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Is there a height requirement for hot/cold washing machine supplies

Is there a minimum height requirement for the hot/cold water supplies for my washing machine? I know there are strict requirements for the drainage (i.e: the standpipe) but I could not find anything ...
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What can cause washing machine to clean improperly

The washing machine (Whirlpool AWO/C 6104, about years old) seems to work well (pumps water in, heats, spins in both directions, detergent is washed out completely, drains... all you could expect). ...
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Can Electrical Leak into Copper Pipes Cause Corroison?

My Lg Washing machine is leaking electrical current into my copper water lines when idle. 16v from the cold water line and 3v from the hot line. After purchasing this washing machine, I began to ...
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Why do washing machines require high pressure to operate?

Edited: From most sources on the internet I see that washing machines require valves require atleast 20psi to open. Why do washing machines require more anymore pressure than would be required to wash ...
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kenmore model 110.21252112 will spin but not agitate

My Kenmore model 110.212112 will spin out nicely but will not agitate, local appliance place that works on washers and such said agitator dogs, the repair man came and could not get the agitator loose,...
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Washer and Condensing Dryer Share the Same Drain?

Just moved to Germany again. I want to buy a new washer and condensing dryer. The Germans laundry rooms are all the same. The washer discharge hose connects (screws) onto fitting on the wall. I ...
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washer won't go into the rinse cycle, just hums

My Whirlpool top load agitator washer is filling, draining and spinning just fine in the wash cycle, but when it hits the rinse cycle, it stops and makes a humming sound. If I lift the lid the sound ...
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Agitator problem whirlpool topload washer; spin ok

LSB6300PW4 Washer fills, starts agitating, then after a minute or 2 it stops agitating and there's a burning smell. When it stops agitating I continue hearing a click/ticking noise behind timer. If I ...
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Washing machine stops mid cycle, drains and freezes

I own Bosch WVD24520EU ( maxx 5 wash + dry ). When I start the washing cycle, it fails / freezes aproximately halfway ( when tested on quick program, out of 15 minutes 8 are left). It drains correctly,...
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Why are we to leave a front-loader clothes washer open, but not the dishwasher?

Everywhere, everybody, says to leave the door open on your front-load laundry washer so it can dry out and not accumulate mold. But no one, anywhere, says to leave the door open on your dishwasher. ...
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Drain Location for Washing Drain Pan

I have an upstairs laundry room that my plumber accidentally destroyed and is now replacing (new floor, plumbing changes, etc). I want to do things the right way but not overkill. This is less about ...
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Washing machine (Electrolux, front loader) motor is heating up

Recently I've changed the drum bearings on my now 13 year-old washing machine. All went fine, the drum spins properly but at the end of a program, there's a noticeable burnt-like smell that wasn't ...
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Stacked Washer/Dryer not getting enough power

I just got a brand new stacked GE washer/dryer. I have a 30A breaker and I am running 10/2 with a 3 prong outlet. The breaker is double pole and I have the black wire in one and white in the other and ...
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How to dampen resonant noise in laundry standpipe?

I have a standing drain pipe behind the laundry machine. It's 2 inch PVC about 3 or 4 feet high with a trap at floor level. The water draining from the machine creates noise inside the pipe that ...
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Should a washing machine shutoff valve be replaced?

I have Symmons washing machine shutoff valve like this: My problem with it is that in order to turn water on/off, I need to apply some force to the handle. It's not like I'm struggling much to do it,...
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Connect Drum Hose To Washing Machine

I disconnected my drum hose from my washing machine to clean it out, and now I am unable to get it re-connected. Can someone give some guidance on how to do this? I have a Maytag front-loader Model - ...
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Why does it appear that my system is designed to PREVENT me from connecting the washing machine to mains water?

My plumber, who is really into his engineering has installed brand new plumbing in my kitchen. The endpoint valves for washing machine and dishwasher are "non return" valves. Both of these ...
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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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