Questions tagged [washing-machine]

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What could be the cause of black streaks on the rubber seal on a front loading washer?

I have a LG front loading washer (about 2 years old) that has worked fine for little bit over a year. Some time ago though black streak marks started appearing on the rubber that seals the washer door ...
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Why is my washing machine standpipe overflowing even after snaking/jetting every way to Sunday?

I have lived in my house for 3 years now with the same washing machine..in the past month my washing machine drain pipe has started to over flow. I do live in the country and drain my kitchen sink and ...
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Would this buildup cause "dHE" error on an LG Tromm dryer?

Got the machine off craigslist. During the drying cycle it stops and shows the error. The user manual tells that with dHE error I should inspect the water supply, if the water supply is within spec, ...
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Why won't the lower agitator on my washing machine spin?

I have a Whirlpool top load washing machine. I recently replaced the dogs on the agitator which was very easy. The top agitator works like it is supposed to, but the bottom doesn't move. It's like it'...
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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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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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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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Washing-Dryer machine installation (rotate)

I would like to know if it is possible to setup a washing machine (or a washing machine with integrated dryer) such that the installation pipes are on the side. NOTE: I don't know anything about ...
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Washing machine drain leak / back up

Hi I recently bought a new Beko washing machine with dryer (model WD75141), just after 5-6 washes I saw water leakage on the floor, most probably drain water by the looks of it. I am no expert my ...
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washing machine starts draining immediately when turned on

Samtron wm-m640121 washing machine starts draining immediately when turned on and displays the error code (e33), no water in it and when adding water from the door before plugging it, it drains it ...
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Help ! Bosch 300 washer and dryer Under the sink hook up

I am finishing my Brooklyn apartment renovation and because of space decided to get the Bosch 300 stacked washer and ventless dryer. My contractor hooked it all up for me under my kitchen sink, but ...
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LG WT4801CW washer grinding noise

When the inside tub rotates, there's a grinding sound. When I turn the rotor assembly from the bottom of the washer, it also has a grinding sound. After I remove the rotor assembly and turn the tub, ...
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Brand new LG washing machine tripping AFCI combination breaker in new house

Hey this is less of a question than a problem I was able to trouble shoot, but I have a feeling other people might be going through the same situation and might have come up with other solutions to ...
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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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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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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.
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Washer makes humming noise, does not agitate, but can drain and fill water?

This is the same Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer and dryer combo which few weeks ago due to unbalanced load the switch wire had snapped. I spliced the wire back together and washer worked again for a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Frigidaire clothes washer drum does not turn

My Frigidaire front loading washing machine has stopped turning. I have let it run through a short cycle, and the timer does run through the entire cycle. The drum fills up, and the pump operates to ...
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Washer tripping gfi outlet

I've been living in my house for almost two years and my washer and dryer have been working fine. I have a maytag Neptune washer and dryer, just the other day I took a packet of tide washing machine ...
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How do I stack a washer and dryer without a stacking kit?

I have a Samsung front-load washer and dryer that I want to stack. The original stacking kit (SK-2A) is no longer available, but looks like this: The replacement stacking kit (SK-3A or SK-5A) is ...
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whirlpool washer mod. wfw9759ww01 won't go to hi speed spin

Whirlpool Duet model wfw9750ww01 won't ever get up to high speed spin even with an empty washer, it will go to hi speed spin in diagnostics. When it's time for spin, the machine always rotates ...
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2 washing machines of the same make, standing water in both

So basically, around 2 months ago I got a new washing machine. The first washing machine I had was not draining properly and was getting old, so I got a new Beko WTK82011W 8KG one. I did a wash cycle ...
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Leaking washing machine inlet valve hose

After stripping the machine (AEG), found that the rubber hose at the inlet valve that connects to detergent housing is leaking. Seems that the spring can’t cope with the pressure and the hose is ...
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How do i fix a washing machine drain overflow?

I've found that others are having a similar problem with newer washing machines that drain too fast for the drain. The result is that some of the water comes back up. There are three solutions I found,...
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Washing Machine leaking from bottom

I have a Kenmore model 2130 top load washing machine. When on the wash cycle, once it fills and then moves to agitate, it begins leaking. It does not seem to leak while on the drain/spin cycle. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Washing machine stops in not-cold program

We have an old top loader washing machine (model: Privileg maker: Quelle). For a few months we sometimes encounter the problem that the machine stops during the program, exiting with the error code 0 ...
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What part malfunction could cause a washer abruptly, orderly terminate cycle and freeze?

I have an old Bosch Nexxt washer that would lock the door properly, start the wash cycle, get the water in the drum (I can see both hoses have flow), then suddenly the "wash" light would ...
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