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How to fit 3 pipes into 1 laundry box drain?

I am trying to install an LG TwinWash washer + pedestal washer combo in a new 3-story townhome. Laundry room is on the 3rd floor. The 2-washer combo requires 2 drains. LG supplies a part to merge them ...
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Replacing CPVC Pipe

I am at my wits end in attempting to replace some cracked CPVC pipe. There is a middle section that has cracked and here are the steps I tried to replace: 1) Cut both ends of the leaking section ...
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Fully programmable washing machine (not in the marketing sense!) [closed]

EDIT: I've been told that this question is a rant, so here is a TL;DR: I want to program my washing machine in the low-level sense, e.g. I want to set all the parameters of the washing cycle (amount ...
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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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Washing Machine Stator Wire Harness Melted

I have a Kenmore 40318900 front loader that started giving the LE error(motor stall). I bought it as a display model 5 years ago. Tub spins freely by hand, I started troubleshooting according to the ...
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How can I extend this clothes washer drain pipe to reach the sink?

Installing a new washer, I found the drain hose is too short to reach the sink it will drain into. The old washer had the drain hose coming out of the right side of the appliance but this one has the ...
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Compared to powder, is liquid detergent really better for the health of the washing machine?

I am asking about front loaders. I have heard that powder builds up and it is worse than liquid, although I hear mixed arguments nowdays so I wondered if using liquid detergent is actually better for ...
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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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intermittent F20 error code on Kenmore HE5t washer

I'm trying to solve a problem with my Kenmore Elite HE5t washing machine (model number 110.47091602). I believe this model is essentially identical to a line of washers under the Whirlpool Duet brand. ...
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Fixing Whirlpool front loader washing machine. Error at start of 2nd rinse fill

Whirlpool Duet, front loader, Model WFW9150ww00 Serial HLY4930303 Type 832-A Manufactured around 28 January 2010 The washing machine shows the following symptoms: Washes normally, will do the first ...
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Connect cold faucet to washing machine's hot inlet to test internal connectivity?

In the absence of a working water heater, is it okay to connect a cold water faucet to a modern H-E washing machine's hot inlet to test the machine's internal tubing for leaks by running a warm or hot ...
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Will 220v 50 Hz BLDC Washing Machine work with 240v 60 Hz?

Looking to take advantage of price difference to import a washing machine from China - rated 220 volts 50 hertz to Kenya where we use 240 volts 60 hertz. Our supply also tends to be unstable with ...
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Pipes that supply water to washing machine are constantly dripping

I've recently noticed a regular dripping sound coming from somewhere near the pipes the supply my washing machine. In that picture, the sound seems to be coming from behind the faucet on the left. ...
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How do I add a utility sink drain into a tight space?

I'm adding a laundry/utility tub to my garage and have exposed the existing plumbing behind the wall (see picture). I understand I need to have both the sink and washing machine drains vented, but I ...
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Washing Machine Agitates, But Won't Spin

My old top-loading Maytag washing machine (model no. LAT9304AA) won't spin clothes dry. It fills, agitates, and drains fine, but it won't spin -- at least not with wet clothes in it. When I totally ...
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Code requirements for the proximity of Power outlets to wash machine water outlets?

In a laundry room (in the USA) - is there a code in the NFPA - NEC for minimum distance the Dryer and Washer Electrical outlets must be placed from the washer water pipes ?
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Do clothes dryers have heat insulation that could be mistaken as lint?

My friend's dryer leaves partially wet clothes. I plan to clean it and remove any lint. My question is - Do dryers have heat insulation that looks like lint and should not be removed? Here are few ...
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Do I need to replace motor stator if windings are broken?

Broken coil windings Sorry, first time poster, long time reader. I think pic was uploaded. Do broken coppper windings on a stator motor necessarily mean it is a bad stator? This is from a motor ...
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How do I repair and clean a loose, greasy washing machine drum?

After washing some bulky items, my washing machine drum became loose and makes a loud, clanking noise on the spin cycle regardless of the size of the load. It feels as if the drum is almost detached. ...
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Prevent washer from leaving brown splotchy stains on clothes

Our clothes will periodically come out of our washing machine with brown splotchy stains. I suspect it's either rust or oil/grease getting into the drum. How can I diagnose what it is exactly, and ...
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Washing machine drain line goes up

I am looking to purchase a house where the location of the washing machine is such that the drain needs to pump water to a location higher than where the washing machine would sit. The existing ...
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Whirlpool Duet parts identification

The bellows on my Whirlpool Duet washer has split and I need to order a new one. It is a model WFW9151YW. When I look it up, various web sites give me different parts numbers for this, AP6020669, ...
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Washing machine won't turn on

Washing machine: GE GTW490 One day heard a washing machine trying to drain when it was inactive. Unplugged it and plugged it back in, still tried to drain on start up. Now every time it starts it ...
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Fisher Paykel Washing Machine Model

Anyone knows what model is this washing machine? I'm trying to look for the part but can't find its model number.
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Can using a washing machine as a water reservoir damage it?

Can using a washing machine as a water reservoir at full capacity during several days (during a severe water shortage) damage the machine? I mean, can the weight of the water during several days exert ...
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Is there a more durable way to catch washing machine lint?

Our washing machine drains to a utility sink, which was regularly clogging with lint until I started keeping a nylon stocking around the hose outlet. That works fine, but after a month or two the ...
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Will it damage my washing machine and tumble dryer to be left in a shed for storage

I have a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer, each worth around £600, that I bought last year. I just moved houses and my new already has a washing machine and dryer. Would it be safe to wrap ...
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When are energy/water consumption specs important in regards to the price?

I am comparing 2 washing machines that have 148 euros difference. The cheapest one has in the specs: Annual energy consumption: 174 kWh Annual water consumption: 10.840 l Energy ...
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Water Hammer Arrester Shutting off Water

Problem Everything was working fine for about 3 years. However, recently my LG top-load washer has been occasionally stopping in the middle of a cycle and showing an IE error stating the washer was ...
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Clearing a filter on a GE glwn2800D1WS washer

A few days ago, we had our 4-year-old GE top-loading washer (Model: glwn2800D1WS) seemingly cease functioning, overflow, and not fully drain. I took the front off, checked the drain hoses, and found ...
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Do most stackable washer dryers fail because of the washer being overloaded/won't drain?

What would happen if I just stacked my dryer on the washer? I know if falls but I"m try to determine the most likely cause. My quess ss unbalanced washer as that's the only time I'm seen major ...
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Washer doesn't spin-dry anymore (most of the time)

Update: I researched some more and found this video of exactly the same problem and some Amazon reviews which state it, too. I ordered an inverter and will replace it myself and update if it fixes ...
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Which control board can I put in my Whirlpool washing machine?

I have a Whirlpool washing machine, model number WFW8300SW03, which is 9 years old but in good condition except that it shows error code F-01 on the last drain of every cycle. The service manual ...
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Washing machine agitator not turning

The agitator barrel is not snapping into the agitator base. Hence it is not turning. How do I get the agitator barrel to snap into the agitator base. Whirlpool Washer LSQ8000LQ1
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How to remove dryer from top of stacked washer/dryer in small closet?

I have a washer and dryer stacked on top of each other in a fairly tight closet, see picture below. Due to a couple electrical boxes on one side of the closet, I am unable to slide the units to the ...
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Are the sink and washer vented correctly?

I want to avoid cutting through the studs supporting the window header above the sink. Many of the plumbing diagrams I've seen cut through multiple studs. This layout would only require holes for ...
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How to connect sink, dishwasher and washing machine with single water supply?

I am mounting kitchen and in my new apartment I found this kind of water supply tap. I am not sure how I can connect it with all three sink, dishwasher and washing machine. Any help would be ...
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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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Leak in Maytag washer

I have a Maytag stackable washer which leaks a little water after each load. The leak is coming from the bottom of that plastic reservoir in the lower right hand of the picture. That is connected to ...
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Depth of Wood Post for Clothesline

I want to build a post to post clothesline using pressure treated 4 x 4 posts. I am planning on securing with concrete but I am not sure how deep I need to go below ground level. I live in Michigan ...
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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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Disable the LG washer/dryer melody at end of the cycle?

Title is the question, the loud melody is obnoxious. This is a last ditch effort, the manual doesn't provide any information, surprisingly this fairly comprehensive machine doesn't seem to be designed ...
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How do I eliminate stink from a waste water pipe?

After some trouble I've finally figured out the source of the stink in my kitchen. The waste water pipe for the clothes washing machine does not have a U-bend/P-trap in it, and so the fumes from the ...
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Replace inlet screen with washer screen on washing machine?

Washing machine at present has those plastic cylinder screens that fit in the valve. They are difficult to remove for cleaning, require a 1 hour soak in CLR to remove the buildup of iron. I've ...
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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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Connecting the drain hose of a clothes washing machine to a wider drain pipe

I need to install a clothes washing machine in the bathroom and I have a problem to solve. The drain hose of the washing machine is 25 mm in diameter on the exterior, made from a soft rubber material ...
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How can I install a Miele Washer and Dryer that use a 240V/15A splitter?

I recently purchased a washer/dryer set at auction. I was in need of a new set due to troubles with our current washer and wasn't all that happy with it when it was working. So, I when I found a Miele ...
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Inlet filter on washing machine clogging

I have a whirlpool front loading washing machine. Model WFW9150ww00 Each inlet valve has an inserted filter with a very fine mesh. The first couple of years were fine. In the last 6 months I ...
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Washing machine sound coming from top springs

My 8-years-old washing machine (Siemens WM14E442BY) forced me to replace its worn shock absorbers as well as all bearings. Once done, the washing machine finally stopped the sounds which were ...
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Clean vent-less washer-dryer

I have read some questions about cleaning the dryer (1, 2, and 3) but all answers deal with dryers with a venting system. Mine, however, has no venting tube. Moreover, it is a washer-dryer (AEG, if ...