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For questions about clothes washing machines (also referred to as clothes washer or laundry machine).

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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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How to make Ariston Hotpoint FMG 863 SK washing machine to use more water

Due to EU and US regulations, latest models of washing machines are really eco-friendly and use much less water thant their previous models. The problem is, this has to be countered by increasing the ...
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How to clean the emergency drain tube on a Samsung Ecobubble washing machine?

Today my Samsung Ecobubble 8.0kg washing machine came to a halt mid-wash and reported the error SE/5E. Some googling told me that this was a problem with the drain, and that the filter should be ...
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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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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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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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Kenmore washing machine spins only during rinse cycle

My Kenmore series 80 fills with water but does not agitate during the wash cycle. The motor makes no sound. The agitator does not appear to be loose. The machine will spin during the rinse cycle but ...
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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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Water softening before washing machine

In the area I live the water is hard enough to make clothes stiff after some washing cycles. I would like not to use two or three times the detergent normally required just to soften water. According ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Problem with my frigidire affinity front loading washing machine model ATF7000EPO

I have put a load of darks in the washer and closed the door. I press the start button, you can here the door lock, I pull on it and confirm it is locked, the lights indicate it is locked and then as ...
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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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I have had several washers that leak from the bottom i think its a drain problem because we have had three of them do the same thing

We have gotten 2 newish washing machines and usually after the first or second load they start leaking. We are on our 3rd one and the same thing happened is that a drain problem and how do i fix it ? ...
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How to detach my stacking washer/dryer?

I've got a 12 year old stacking Kenmore washer/dryer and the washer needs new bearings. How to detach them? There are two galvanized 2"x3.5" tabs sticking out the back that look like their holding ...
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Whirlpool leaves clothes damp at end of spin cycle

Whirlpool leaves clothes damp at end of spin cycle. There is a mechanism that triggers the water on and off during the spin cycle. When the washing machine has completed its final spin and is coming ...
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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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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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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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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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front-load clothes washers with easy access to drain pump

This is a question asked from the perspective of wanting to be able to do a DIY job a little more easily when the time comes... Our current washer has to be completely taken apart —rear panel, top ...
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Tricky washing machine waste problem

first time on this forum but I could use some washing machine waste advice. My brother and I are redecorating our entire house, including the rather small kitchen. We'd like to move the washing ...
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Samsung washer has load spinning noise

My Samsung side load washer makes a loud vibrating like noise when actively spinning. It is quiet when the motor stops and it free spins. Do I need new shock absorbers or a new drive motor stator?
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Replacing a washing machine: can I disconnect wasting hose from inside the machine?

My setup is an absolute joke, I have no access to where the drain hose enters the wall. I can only disconnect this hose from the machine, and use the same hose on the new machine. Can I somehow open ...
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Screeching during washing machine spin

I recently replaced the gearbox on my Whirlpool washing machine, a wtw5000dw1 due to some other obnoxious noises. The part number is W11035751 for reference. Image of gearbox There is play on the ...
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What kind of a valve is this?

I need to turn off the water supply to this washing machine. What kind of a valve is this? How do I operate it? Furthermore, why are there three rubber wires that leave the hot and cold water pipes? ...
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Top load washer fills and drains immediately

We replaced the transmission in our Amana top load washer, model NTW4516FW. Machine was running through all the cycles before the transmission was replaced. Now the washer fills but immediately drains ...
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LG machine start button

The start/pause button of my LG washing machine is not working please how do I fix it. I have tried switching it off,pressing the start button. For five seconds and then turning it back on but it ...
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Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer dripping water after fixing agitator. How to find and fix leak?

The washer was not leaking any water before I fixed the agitator. Now agitator works fine, but some water drips on top of transmission. So I am backtracking the work I did to understand what is ...
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Besides welding, are there other ways to connect this gear to its axle?

This is washing machine's agitator axle and a gear from transmission. The weld that connected them both had failed. Since I don't have welder at my disposal, I am wondering, if besides welding there ...
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New washing machine inlet valve (the one in the machine, not one on the wall pipe) sounds like it periodically leaks water inside, does it need a fix?

So I have bought a front loading LG washing machine and I sometimes notice a hum noise starts and it seems like water flows through the hose into the washing machine, but not always just from time to ...
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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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Noisy Maytag laundry machine when spinning

My front-loading Maytag washer is making noise during its spin cycle. The noise sounds like loose objects within the washer. I balanced the washer but the noise remains. What can I do to repair this?
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Frigidaire washing machine's agitator does not spin, but the drum spins. What could be the issue?

Have a Frigidaire fex831fs4 washer and dryer combo where washer has following symptoms: when washing machine is off, the agitator can be freely turned by hand both directions. when washing machine is ...
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Bosch washing machine, E:00, unknown error when turning on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sI47qvVNiA Actually works fine after this little blip. According to bosch telephone support its a malfunctioning door sensor, but I'm not convinced as they ...
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MayTag Front Loader Washer Will Not Fill With Water

My maytag mhw6000xw0 will not fill with water. I have replaced the water intake valve, as well as the door lock latch. After replacing both of these parts the issue still remains. My question I ...
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Need to run designated lines for electric washer and dryer

I live in Pennsylvania. I need to run one line for an electric dryer and another line for an electric washer. Can you please tell me what wire type (or size) to use and what amp size to use in the ...
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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 ...