Questions tagged [washing-machine]

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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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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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What's the correct laundry drain stack order?

I am installing a new washer box. (see picture for reference) My plan was to switch out the Wye from the sink so the top was 2" and put the p-trap and Wye from the washer just above that in the ...
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Could this trap be siphoning?

I've attached a picture of the trap for my washer. The closet that this is in smells like septic tank gas so I assume it is leaking out of the standpipe. I haven't seen this type of trap before and I'...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do remove agitator from Electrolux Fftw4120sw1

I have unscrewed the top of agitator but I am unable to remove base. Is there a nut in the center of the agitator?
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Washing Machine door locking/lights working, but no power to solenoid or motor

My machine is turning on with the led's lighting, allowing me to select and start a program, doors locking and then the counter starts to countdown as normal. But nothing else happens, no water and no ...
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What is the thing after the outflow of the washing drum called?

Below is a nice view of the inside of the pipe between the washing drum and the drain pump (looking in the direction of the washing drum). I just found a popsicle stick and a few socks in there. I was ...
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How to release door catch on Samsung front loading washer

Washer door wouldn't latch closed. While trying to figure out what was wrong, I triggered the latch into the closed/locked position with the door open. Anybody know how to get it to release? Model ...
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how to stop washer machine back flow when it it is on spin

when i do a load of wash it all goes good until it drains when it drains it back flow and dont have money for a plumber so is there any help out there i did every thing to snake and flushing so please ...
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Washing machine not working

I have an IFB 5.5 kg Elena DX (Front load). Quite recently, it has stopped functioning properly. It keeps taking in water but does not release it out and it keeps collecting in there. The drain pump ...
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How can I bypass a door open error code on an LG top load washer?

I have a LG WT7100CW top load washing machine. Right now it won't operate and it keeps throwing up a dE error code. Basically it thinks that door is open/it can't lock the door. I pulled the door ...
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GE washing machine fills, agitates, drains, but does not spin

I have a GE WBSR3140D0WW top loading washer that has stopped spinning. This happened a few weeks ago after I replaced the hub seal to fix a leak. Now it fills, agitates, drains (all fine) but doesn'...
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washer draining

Having problems with very loud spin cycle and were told by a service worker that the bearings were being damaged. He said draining height was too high(8 ft), causing the problem, making the pump work ...
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Clothes Dryer not heating clothes correctly

I have bought a HOOVER VTH 980 NA2C-84 heat pump dryer 3 weeks ago, and no matter what program I choose my clothes won't get dry. it has worked at drying clothes before but not any longer. it has the ...
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Trying to reset a whirlpool washing machine wwdc 6400/1 (front loading)

My washing machine start button broke and my neighbour popped in to have a look and fix it (the day after I had come back home from an emergency operation so I was very out of it) he has replaced and ...
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Speed Queen washing machine making loud popping noise during agitation

I have a 2013 Speed Queen top load agitator washing that has started to make a loud popping sound during the agitation cycle only. The washer fills fine, agitates normally, drains and spins on all ...
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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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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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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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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?