Questions tagged [washing-machine]

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How to handle 2 hoses going into 1 standpipe

I have a tiny sink in the basement with a hot/cold faucet and a standpipe, for our clothes washer. Got a new washer, and I'm having problems figuring how to attach everything up: The attachment I ...
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Is there a height requirement for hot/cold washing machine supplies

Is there a minimum height requirement for the hot/cold water supplies for my washing machine? I know there are strict requirements for the drainage (i.e: the standpipe) but I could not find anything ...
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What can cause washing machine to clean improperly

The washing machine (Whirlpool AWO/C 6104, about years old) seems to work well (pumps water in, heats, spins in both directions, detergent is washed out completely, drains... all you could expect). ...
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Can Electrical Leak into Copper Pipes Cause Corroison?

My Lg Washing machine is leaking electrical current into my copper water lines when idle. 16v from the cold water line and 3v from the hot line. After purchasing this washing machine, I began to ...
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Why do washing machines require high pressure to operate?

Edited: From most sources on the internet I see that washing machines require valves require atleast 20psi to open. Why do washing machines require more anymore pressure than would be required to wash ...
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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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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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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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Why are we to leave a front-loader clothes washer open, but not the dishwasher?

Everywhere, everybody, says to leave the door open on your front-load laundry washer so it can dry out and not accumulate mold. But no one, anywhere, says to leave the door open on your dishwasher. ...
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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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Stacked Washer/Dryer not getting enough power

I just got a brand new stacked GE washer/dryer. I have a 30A breaker and I am running 10/2 with a 3 prong outlet. The breaker is double pole and I have the black wire in one and white in the other and ...
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How to dampen resonant noise in laundry standpipe?

I have a standing drain pipe behind the laundry machine. It's 2 inch PVC about 3 or 4 feet high with a trap at floor level. The water draining from the machine creates noise inside the pipe that ...
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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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Why does it appear that my system is designed to PREVENT me from connecting the washing machine to mains water?

My plumber, who is really into his engineering has installed brand new plumbing in my kitchen. The endpoint valves for washing machine and dishwasher are "non return" valves. Both of these ...
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Sewage smell coming from washer

I've had this issue since I bought my house. The house was renovated when I bought it, with new washer/dryer unity (not a high efficiency). The smell isn't all the time. Some days there is no odor. ...
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Can I drill access holes so that I can change a front load washer door seal without unstacking dryer

I have a GE front-load washer (wcvh6800j1ww) with a dryer mounted on top. I need to change the door seal, and the default instructions (linked below) involve removing the top and control panel in ...
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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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Stuck water cold/hot water switch for washing machine

There is a "kill switch" between the cold/hot water pipe and my washing machine. For the 2-3 months the switch has gotten more and more difficult to turn (both ways). What might be the ...
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Speed Queen (Alliance) laundry system regularly shows different errors - bad control board?

I have a speed queen laundry system, washer dryer stack, fully electric. Model # is Alliance ATEE9AGP173TW01 Lately I seem to get a different error code every other time i use it. Codes I see are &...
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Securing washer drain hose to standpipe box

The hose connected to our washer came out of the drain pipe last night and caused a huge mess, 1" of standing water in our basement, and that's with my wife catching it early. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Strange black mark against washing machine wiring harness

My washing machine stopped working and I can see that the front panel circuit board has scorch mark on it. I'm thinking about getting a second hand circuit board to replace it but wanted to check some ...

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