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Why would a new washer indicate inadequate water flow after a month of use?

LG replaced my brand new washing machine and after a month this new one is doing the exact same thing - generating error code IE (water flow inadequate). The washer I chose is significantly larger ...
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Why is my washing machine intermittently stopping before the rinse cycle?

I have a top load Estate washing machine (model number TAWS700RQ3). Sometimes the washer will stop before the rinse cycle and if I unplug and reboot it, it will complete the cycle and sometime it'll ...
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how to create a drain pan wall?

I did not know about drain pans with detachable fronts (https://www.amazon.com/Square-Water-Heater-Detachable-Front/dp/B07TKDWNW7), and so ended up hacking one myself. My question now is: how do I ...
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Washing machine will not start the drain process

I select a program then hit Start, but the program does not begin. No noise, no beeps, just sits doing nothing. I put the machine into diagnostics mode and ran through the tests. Everything works fine ...
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How to connect washing machine waste to a rubber hose within a stand pipe?

How to connect washing machine waste to a rubber hose within a stand pipe? I just moved in to an older rental unit. Pic below
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Dirt coming into Washing machine

When I do a heavy load in my washing machine like with a big towel load or a quilt, I find dirt on the bottom of the washing machine. Where is it coming from and how do I get rid of it.
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How to get the transport rods back into a Hisense washing machine?

I have a Hisense washing machine and can not get the two transport rods back in manual p. 14 direct download link. With a bit of twisting and turning I get them inside until about 5cm stick out. They ...
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Route washer drain into toilet drain or vent stack?

We have a house that has its washer drain into the bathtub drain through a pipe that was routed into the bathtub overflow pipe. It has been working fine but when the washer spews out its used water, ...
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Washing Machine won't Spin due to weak stands, how to reinforce?

We have a Whirlpool touch screen washing machine that doesn't initiate the spin cycle. We have had multiple service calls to make sure it isn't a blocked drain line, sensor, power issue, etc. We have ...
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Lift stacked washer/dryer in a tight alcove [duplicate]

I have a washer/dryer combo in a tight alcove (see photo). Those were set long time ago and they currently use standard feet. What I would like to do is to put them on appliance rollers for easier ...
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Extended height of washing machine drain hose on a short laundry tub

Extended height of washing machine drain hose on a short laundry tub. I have a Maytag washing machine giving me a LO FO error. I’ve tried clean the filters and running the Affresh cleaning solution ...
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Washer does not drain even though coin trap is clean

My Kenmore Washer (Model 11042926200) does not drain even though the coin trap is clear/clean. Brief history: In the past, it frequently showed "Sud" and/or the error code "F02". ...
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Why does my Swan 2070B washing machine make loud banging sounds?

Machine has a loud banging noise that reverberates through the floor,gets louder and faster the faster the spin. I've checked the bearings for play, the balance weights for tightness or cracks, ...
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220v Washer Dryer Machine Voltage Tolerance

I moved to an old apartment where the energy output is, in practice, between 130v and 140v (should be 127v max in an ideal world), and I have a 220v (not 240v) washing machine which was intended to be ...
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Three unit apartment looking to have washer/dryer switch with "device" to tenants electric [closed]

Looking to see if there's a way or device that would allow a tenant to switch the washer/dryer that's in a common area to their electric breaker. This is for a three-unit that we are rebuilding and ...
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GE stackable washer dryer problem

my GE washer dryer (model number GUD24ESSJWW) does a normal wash cycle, but when it comes to spin cycle, it won’t spin. After about 1-2 minutes, the machine will stop and spin button will flash. I’ve ...
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Diagnosing a leaky top load Whirlpool washing machine

Looking for help w diagnosis. It was running, I think on drain or spin and I heard water leaking—there was water running out from the bottom. Tipped over and the water pump was dusty but dry. The ...
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How to install a washing machine outlet?

I moved into a new apartment and I encountered a washing machine outlet that I have not seen before. It feels like I will need some sort of adapter to connect the plane hose going from my washing ...
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I’m finding water on the floor after washing

I had items on the floor in front of the washer get soaking wet but wasn’t sure why. Then I noticed my washing machine drum appears to tilt forward. I only noticed it because I got sprayed turning the ...
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I need help identifying this screw

Our washing machine (Logik L712WM20) door glass broke and I’m trying to replace it. However I don’t know what this screw is. Does anyone know what the screw is and what tool I need to remove it?
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Can sealed self leveling underlayment alone support the weight of a washer and dryer on a laundry room floor?

In my laundry room, I poured some LevelQuik RS self leveling underlayment over a lumpy concrete slab (I put cement primer on first). The underlayment was about 1/4 inch thick at the thinnest parts. I ...
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Do I need a p-trap although no sewer gases noticable and how to correct it?

I noticed that my washing machine drain may not be properly vented: There is just an ABS pipe sticking up behind the laundry. In the basement underneath, it just goes into a cast iron sewer line that'...
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Stagnant Water smell during/after a washing machine cycle

Currently have awashing machine in the utility, every time the wife does a wash it tends to stink like stagnant water in there, I am making an assumption here that the waste feed from the washing ...
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How to replace a stacked dryer without seemingly any moving space?

In a corner of our bathroom, we have a washing machine with a dryer stacked on top of it (see the image below). We bought this flat with both of these appliances already present. Now, we want to ...
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Connecting Washing Machine Hose to Kitchen Sink

I just bought a portable washing machine for my apartment but I’m having trouble connecting the hose to the kitchen faucet. This is what came with the washer. picture for reference
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How can I fix this/make it a drain for washing machine?

I've got a Michigan basement and the former owners rigged up the washing machine to an old outlet that appears to be a broken pipe, as pictured. The metal piece with the opening has a 2" inside ...
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What is this port on the back of my Samsung washing machine? It leaks a little bit of water at the end of the cycle

I noticed that my Samsung Washing Machine is leaking at the end of the cycle from this port. Any idea what this port is?
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The door to the washer has started to crack

This just happened after the door was opened. Model number for the washer: GE WCVH6800J1MS. The rest of the machine still works very well, is there any way to replace/repair the door instead of having ...
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Inaccessible socket behind counter needed for washing machine

I’m trying to fit my washing machine and the only socket for it is in an inaccessible spot on the wall behind the cabinet next to the washing machine gap. The gap is very small, only enough to fit ...
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Panda portable washing machine not starting the rinse cycle but will run on every other cycle

I have a portable Panda washing machine that I recently purchased we used it for a couple months and it started stopping right at the rent cycle it would try and fill the tub up with water while the ...
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Are front load washers expected to filter out lint and pet hair? [closed]

I've had my LG VC4 for a couple of years already, and never had issues with its functioning. However, about a year or so ago we noticed the exit pipe in the wall got clogged, since the washer started ...
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LG WM2101HW front load washer doesn't spin, only moves a little, no error codes

My washer is twelve years old. Today its behavior changed. When it tries to spin, the drum moves a little, maybe 10 degrees of rotation, but does not spin. An unusual noise is heard during these ...
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Washing machine tub grinding and banging

I have a Samsung front loader washing machine, from around 2011-2012 model number WF221ANG XAA. My wife noticed one evening that it was making a lot of noise, so she turned it off and it's been off ...
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Stacked Washing Machine - Aggrigator/Motor Belt Keeps Coming Off

I have a GE Stackable Washer/Dryer(washer is top loader) and the belt for the aggregator/Motor that drives the Spin Cycle keeps coming off. It appears to be at random, and while is not a big deal, I ...
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Smelling sewer gases from my washer

Our front-load washing machine has a problem where sometimes it really smells of sewer gas. This only happens occasionally, and we can only smell it when the door is open. We usually leave the door ...
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Can you identify this gunk from a washing machine?

I’ve got a clothes washer that drains into a slip sink in our basement. This evening we did a normal load of towels, and later discovered that the sink had clogged up and overflowed. In the drain I ...
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What's that washing machine noise and how do I get rid of it?

I have a Siemens IQ 300 front loader washing machine (Germany). During a wash cycle, it will at some point make this noise: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/MgMKZOEHhR0 It mostly seems to make this ...
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Knowing if washing machine is new or used?

So where I live, at places like Home Depot and Best Buy, washing machines start at $650 + tax + transportation as I live in a walk-up. In sites like craigslist and marketplace I've seen users sell new ...
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How to replace the washing machine IDOS pump?

I have a bosch washing machine series 8 with IDOS system for 3 years. The IDOS pump for fabric softener is working properly, but the detergent pump is out of order. How should I replace that pump? ...
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Water purge from washer/dryer combo to toilet - bowl or tank?

I recently bought a two-in-one washer dryer combo that needs to purge water somewhere. Some people use a bucket, others use their bathtub, and some use their sinks or toilets. I have read mixed ...
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Draining a washer straight into the sump discharge line?

My house was built in the 1980s and when I was in my crawl space, having to replace the leaky check valve ( vertical orientation, right above the sump pit, then the drainage line turns horizontal ...
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How do I turn on this water valve?

I just got a new washer and dryer and this valve got turned during installation. I cannot turn the red one to be on, it is stuck. I would be welcome to any tips on fixing this.
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Clothes Washer Has Intermittent, Erratic Water Flow When Filling

My clothes washer has intermittent, erratic water flow when filling. This issue started about one mounth ago. It sometimes makes a screeching noise and the water flow sputters as it approaches the ...
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How to clean the corrosion off the Al-alloy hub of a GE washer without damaging it?

Continuing the story of a top-loading GE washer cleaning, my next question is about the hub. I was surprised a bit about the condition of the hub under the stainless steel drum edge - see photos.  The ...
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Why a plastic ring on top of GE washer drum is filled with water?

Continuing the story of a top-loading GE washer cleaning, my next question is about the drum.  While lifting it from the machine encasing I heard a .. sloshing sound of what felt like a half-gallon of ...
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Can a gunk-filled vacuum pocket prevent proper draining in a top-loading GE washer?

My 12 year old top-loading GE washer (GCWN5050M1WS) started to get stuck in the middle of a cycle with soapy water not being drained - every once in a while (~1 in 4 runs).  I did not notice any ...
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My washer is filling up half way and then draining itself. I have tried to unplug it, restart and still the same results

Kenmor 100 series washer is making a loud sound
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Digital or Analog laundry washing machine

I've been searching for a used washing machine, and sellers always mention if it's digital or analog. What's the difference between one and the other? Is there one that's better than the other? In ...
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Black moldy-looking spots on clothes after washing

The past week our clothes have been coming out of the washing machine with these black, mold looking spots caked on to them. They are greenish-black and feel rubbery. But I do not see any mold growing ...
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I can't connect my washing machine properly. Please help

I got an old washing machine From my grandparents but I can't seem to fit the hose into the tap. There are in my opinion 2 problems, there are 2 male connections instead of a female and a male and I ...
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