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Why won't my Kenmore front load washing machine start?

I have a Kenmore 796-4116 front load washing machine. It's <2 years old. It powers on and there are no error codes or indicators of trouble on the display. I turn the knob to select a wash cycle ...
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Washing machine drain suddenly backflows

Since very recently, our washing machine's drain pipe started overflowing. It has worked fine for the last couple of years but for some reason it doesn't anymore. When the washer dumps only one load ...
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Connecting up washing machine

I've connected up washing machines before but this time I'm confused. I have two lengths of pipe attached to the washing machine, one which is the input water pipe, and one which is the waste/output ...
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Stackable washer/dryer covering crawlspace access point

Background 1940s home has a stackable washer/dryer combo unit installed over the crawl space access door. I want to replace the unit with a new combo such that: The crawl space door is readily ...
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Why does my washing machine trip the circuit breaker when plugged in?

My Maytag Washer (model LAT5000AAW) as working fine--no problem other than the timer wasn't working right. Replaced timer and now it sparks fire and kicks breaker as soon as plugged in. Have tried in ...
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What could be causing the washing machine waste pipe to overflow?

I'm the opposite of knowledgeable when it comes to plumbing however I have done a fair amount of searching through forums to find an answer to my problem and unfortunately still have questions. To ...
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Troubleshooting Maytag Neptune TL Washer

Appliance: Maytag Neptune TL Washer Model Number 62908580 Problem So, this happened after the power cycled at my home, which means something's definitely blown in there. However I cannot figure out ...
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Leaking Washing Machine Shut Off Valve

I noticed a leak coming from the valve between my main water supply and the pipe connected to washing machine's cold water intake. I looked online and saw 2 common solutions : tighten the packing nut ,...
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Top loader washing machine inner drain hose coming loose during cycle

My Haier HWMP65-918 top loader leaked yesterday so I removed the back panel and discovered the internal drain hose had come loose. I reattached the hose and clamped it back into place. After 2 test ...
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Why does my laundry machine trip the GFCI when I plug it in?

My washer/dryer machine stopped working, and now when whenever I plug it into the GFCI it automatically trips the outlet (both the top and the bottom). I called an electrician in to come fix it and he ...
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Water leaking from the top of “Aqua Stop” (water inlet) during the final cycle of washing machine

Front-Loading washing machine. All washing works fine, but during the final fast spin cycle, water leaks from the top of the "Aqua Stop hose" thing which is connected to the inlet. Water looks ...
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What washer dryer do I need for this space? [closed]

I am planning to rent an apartment which has this picture where washer dryer should be installed. Can I get some guidance on what kind of washer dryer do I need and how to install it. No one in my ...
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Loud squeal from washing machine

I have an old Maytag top-load washing machine, model LA182. At the end of the spin cycle, it often makes an extremely loud squealing noise, like a car with bad brakes. I assume there is in fact ...
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How can I prevent my washing machine's drain hose from detaching from the pipe?

We just moved into a new rental house, and have had some immediate problems with the washer. Yesterday, during the 2nd load we'd run, the drain hose detached from the standpipe and unloaded the ...
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HE Top Loading Clothes Washer - water drainage

My GE HE clothes washer ALWAYS has water under the tub - when you move the tub you hear it sloshing around. Is this normal? If not, thoughts on getting a proper draining? Let me know, thanks!
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my washing machine was automatically stop and this message was shown

Samsung washing machine was automatically stopped and not working any botton exept power botton what should i do give any suggestions
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How do I clean the intake filter for my washing mashine?

I have the Novamatic WA 1268.3 Aqua Stop washing machine, and there is a fault that says I have to clean the filter in the pipe that brings water to the machine because the machine is apparently not ...
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New Samsung Steam Dryer condensation in display

I just got my new Samsung electric 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, did ...
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Pros and Cons of a washer tray

We just remodeled our laundry room. It is on the first floor, ceramic tile over concrete. Our washer is a front loader, so does not -fill- with water. What are the pros and cons of adding a washer ...
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how do I clean the front seal on an lg intello washer model wd-8013f

Front door seal needs to be removed for cleaning. How do I do that?
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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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What happens to washing machine with bad bearings?

A relative is having problems with an older maytag top load washing machine. During the spin cycle the machine makes a loud noise. The noise starts to get loud once the water has emptied. It just ...
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whirlpool front load washer won't fill with water

I have a Whirlpool front-load washer. It worked normally. Yesterday, when I try to use it after just finishing a road trip, I found it just did not fill with water. I checked the hot and cold water ...
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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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Can I attach the hot hose from my washer to my boiler relief?

I just moved into an older house and there is only a cold tap for the washing machine. The machine is located right next to the boiler so I was wondering if I could just attach the hot water hose to ...
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What could cause my washing machine to stop before the rinse cycle, it drains fine? [duplicate]

This is the 2nd washing machine that has this problem. I have seen all the previous answers and non of them correct me problem. The water drains out fine, it just will not spin, I have to manually ...
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Do front loader washing machines need more electricity?

I am planning to buy a washing machine. I see online that front loaders use more electrical power (around 1500 watts) than top loaders (max 500 watts). If that's true, then why are front loaders ...
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How to move a washing machine? [duplicate]

I need to move my washing machine for a couple of days to a friends place due to some construction in my place. I remember that when I first bought it the seller, when delivering it, removed a ...
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Attaching washing machine hose to two closely-positioned valves

In my new apartment, I have the following washing machine valves installed: And this is how my hose attachment looks like: The problem is that the hose cannot be attached to the right valve, because ...
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Electric shock from washing machine

I got a dry tumbler and a washing machine that give off shocks when touched on the inner barrel. I'm in Europe 230AC 3 phase 50Hz but no ground(old house) ground is connect to neutral at main panel ...
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how to extend washing machine drainage hose such that it doesn't leak

I have a portable washing machine that I want to keep in one of our bedrooms and thus need to extend the stock drainage hose. My current solution is: buy the necessary length of clear plastic tubing ...
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LG Washer not working

I have an LG WM2051HVA washing machine that I have been having issues with. When put on Delicates and Rinse+Spin it rinses and works fine until it gets to Spinning, when it stops spinning and, after ...
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Is my washer clutch in need of replacement?

I'm not entirely sure if this is a problem or not, but I've got an Admiral washer that's at least three years old, (it came with my house). When the rinse cycle hits, it fills up like normal and ...
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Opened washing machine door when it said it had finished and water came flooding out

The washing cycle had finished and I couldn't open the door but when I finally did all of the water came flooding out. Have I broken the washing machine? And how come it said it had finished but was ...
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LG TROMM washing machine says door is open but it is closed

I suspect it is some kind of mechanical or electric connection that is not working but am at a loss on how to find out how to fix it. It is a few years old but works fine. I sometimes get it to ...
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Washing machine with ammonia like odor

My washing machine started to emit a very strong ammonia-odor. I googled around and seems that this happens when doing laundry at low temperatures. I do my laundry at 40 degrees (can't even remember ...
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How can a sock gets into a washer's drain boot

My beloved Kenmore front loader washer cannot drain water yesterday after 10 years of not so heavy use. I opened it up, thinking I may need to replace the drain pump, but I saw a sock in the drain ...
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Should we reinforce our laundry floor to prevent our washer from walking?

We have an LG front loading washer that vibrates violently and walks when it goes into the spin cycle. Our house is wood framed, built in 1991, and our laundry room floor is vinyl. We've had ...
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washing machine set ( Australia ) connectors' position

I needed to replace the old with the new one. http://www.bunnings.com.au/estilo-chrome-washing-machine-set_p5003030 My problem is that I didn't manage to screw it exactly tight for the connectors to ...
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Why does a laundry drain need to be installed at a minimum height of 30"?

My laundry machine doesn't work properly in my new flat (the wash cycle never ends), and the instructions specify that the common cause of my problem is that the drain is too low (my drain is indeed ...
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Connecting Washing Machine Outlet Box to copper

I've done a search and nothing particularly relevant came up so... I'm in the process of moving the washer and dryer in our new house and trying to figure out how to mate the valves in the ...
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Pipe is fine, solenoid is fine, but can't get hot water into my washing machine?

So let my start off by saying, the installation techs installed the valves backwards at first, so I was getting hot water out of my cold, never noticed that until my room mate was pissed at me for ...
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GE Front Load washer doesn't spin

Today my 7 years old GE Front Load washer (MODE WCVH6800J1WW) doesn't work. It can fill water successfully, then didn't spin to wash but start to pump water out, then unlock door but time still stay ...
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Are 2RS bearings waterproof?

I'm looking at bearings for my washing machine. Originally there were 2Z. Just wondering if it would help if choose 2RS instead of 2Z in case when axle seal fails.
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How do I share the same cold water pipe for both my dishwater and washing machine?

I have one cold water source, the pipe looks like this: I would like to connect two of these pipes this the source: How do I do this? The best I could find was something like this. But the ...
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How do I connect both my dishwasher and washing machine waste pipe to the same sink?

My current sink plumbing looks like this with a single waste inlet. When I remove the current single waste inlet, the connector looks like this: I bought one of these (the connector is 40mm): Is it ...
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Outlet drain hose of my washing machine must go all the way to the top of the machine?

I have just purchased a Samsung front load washing machine (7kg capacity). So when I was studying its emplacement, I have decided that its drain hose would be over the floor to a avoid an obstacle (...
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Laundry box and water hammer arrestor

I am trying to install my new washer & dryer combo. There are a few things that I am not sure since plumbing hardware and markings are a bit different in the US compared to once I used in Russia. ...
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Stainless Steel Washing Machine Hoses

I see that an installer used stainless steel jacketed filler hoses with my new washer. (See picture below.) I was wondering if these are any better than rubber hoses? I've heard a few stories about ...
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Can you use a section of 3/8“ pipe in a 1/2” water pipe run?

The water supply is for hooking up a washing machine.