Questions tagged [washing-machine]

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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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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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Why does my washing machine leak only during the spin cycle?

For the second time in a month, I found that my washing machine had flooded the kitchen floor (and part of the basement via the hole for the water line to the fridge). The first time, I only ...
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washing machine causing house sockets to trip when starting spin cycle [closed]

Our washing machine trips all the household sockets as soon as it tries to spin, i've checked the drain filter and it's ok, the belt is ok, could it be the motor or the electrical circuit board?? Any ...
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How do I remove plastic bag print from outside surface of washing machine?

I bought new sheets for my son, and I put the Target plastic bag, with heavy sheets in it, on top of the washer for the sheets to be washed. This morning I picked up the bag, and I've got red ...
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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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Could this trap be siphoning?

I've attached a picture of the trap for my washer. The closet that this is in smells like septic tank gas so I assume it is leaking out of the standpipe. I haven't seen this type of trap before and I'...
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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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How high can I stretch my washing machine drain hose?

The waste hose through which the water is removed from my washing machine is inserted into a vertical pipe extending from the floor with a U shape at its end. The problem is that there is foam coming ...
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Whirlpool washer stopped mid cycle

I have a Whirlpool washer (wtw5000dw0) that stopped in the middle of a wash cycle. I think it stopped before the drain cycle so the washer is currently full of water. When I try pressing the button to ...
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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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How to stack a portable countertop / tabletop Dishwasher on top of a front load washing machine?

I have limited space because all the cabinets were already setup long back. A Bosch front load washing machine (60cm (d) x 60cm (b) x 85 cm (h) is placed in this space. There is a gap of 60.5 cm from ...
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Liquid in Clothes Washing Machine for balance?

When my washer was brand new (not connected to any hoses), I noticed a liquid sloshing sound whenever I moved it around. The washer has been disconnected for about 2 years now and the liquid sloshing ...
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What is causing washing-machine not to complete

Machine goes through all the cycles but on the last cycle it does not complete the cycle water some remains in the tub.
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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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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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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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When to turn on the water for my washing machine?

I recently moved into an apartment which has, separate from the sink, a faucet that looks like this: . (The water flow begins when the handle is turned counter clockwise) I'm a beginner in home ...
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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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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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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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Can I replace one of the units in a stackable washer/dryer combo?

We have two individual units and the washer needs to be replaced but not the dryer. One appliance store said I have to buy both washer and dryer/two new units. If the dimensions are the same or as ...
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New Samsung Washer Smells

I am concerned because our new Samsung washing machine (front loading, stackable, stacked on the bottom) absolutely REEKS of chemicals; the closest I can think of is paint thinner. I expected a "new ...
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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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New Samsung Steam Dryer condensation in display

I just got my new Samsung electric washer with Steam Cycle, This One, After using it I noticed it started to accumulate water vapor in the display in a way that makes it hard to read the numbers on it,...
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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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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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Is it normal to have water left in front loading washing machine after the cycle?

I just moved into a new apt, hooked up the washer and decided to do a test run. But I did not realize that the door was not shut tight although I did hear the locking click right before the cycle ...
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Why won't the brake release the drum (tub) in my Simpson 950 Eziset?

When a full cycle is first started there is no "click" and the tub no longer turns as the machine does its "little bit of water here and a little bit there" routine before commencing the wash cycle. ...
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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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Whirlpool Duet front loader door won't unlock

I have a Whirlpool Duet front loading washer. It finished its cycle, all the lights are off, no error codes, but the door won't unlock. I unplugged it and let it sit. Then I found a manual online ...
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How can I connect a portable dishwasher to laundry hookups?

I just moved into new duplex that has a decent sized laundry room. During my move I brought my portable compact dishwasher (very similar to this one). I don't have counter-top space to position the ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I stop washer machine back flow when it it is on spin?

When I do a load of wash it all goes well until it drains. When it drains, it back flows. I did every thing I could to snake and flush the drain. I even poured hot water down there and it still does ...
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Hotpoint 9 cycle washer won't finish draining after agitate cycle

My washer fills, then agitates, then drains out, but gets stuck draining. I can move the knob to get the machine to move to the next step in the cycle, but when it needs to drain again after the rinse,...
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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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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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Error code UE on Kenmore Elite Front Load Model 79641162410

Have a Kenmore Elite Front Load model 79641162410. Throws error code UE every wash cycle. Wash cycles take > 6 hours to complete with multiple manual re-balances required. My first examination ...
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worn seal between agitator spindle and drive shaft on a GE washer

10 year old washer is operating fine except for the main tub seal which is known to be leaking. Upon disassembly, the seal/bushing around the agitator shaft appears badly worn too. Not sure if it ...
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Hooking a fridge/freezer and washing machine to one cold water supply

Is it possible to connect a fridge/freezer and a washing machine to a single cold water supply? I need to know what sort of adapter I would need for the water supply to feed both appliances.
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Water remain in my Kenmore washer

After a wash cycle, I noticed that water still remains in the machine. You amount is not sufficient to be seen by looking in the tub but if you shake the tub or the machine you can hear it splashing. ...

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