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Moving wet appliances away from sink around kitchen L bend and past oven

I am renovating my kitchen so that I can introduce a dishwasher and extend my counter top. My kitchen is a small L shaped one, and in order to get everything I want in the design I need to move my wet ...
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Washing Machine Drain direct to drain pipe vs laundry tub

Is it better to have a washing machine drain into a laundry tub vs directly into a drain pipe in the wall? I've always used a laundry tub with a lint sock & catch lots of lint, replacing the sock ...
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How can I stop high water pressure from causing leaks at the connection to my washer?

First of all, I've tried searching the questions for this but I haven't found anything that matches, but if this is a duplicate, my apologies in advance. I've just moved into an apartment, and in ...
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New washing machine. Why we have to perform a cleaning cycle?

I have few questions regarding as to why we have to do few things on new washing machines. I ran the first wash on quick wash to check if nothing is leaking, but after checking the manual, I see ...
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Can I run my washing machine drain line into a condensate pump so it drains better?

I have this ventless combination washer/dryer from LG: https://www.lg.com/us/washer-dryer-combos/lg-WM3997HWA-washer-dryer-combo The unit is installed on an upper level of my house. It's on the ...
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How do I prevent my washing machine stand pipe from overflowing?

I live in a multi story apartment building on the first floor. My washer/dryer are stacked atop each other in a small closet. I've noticed puddles of water on the ground before but did not know the ...
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Do my washing machine and dryer need to be close to the water heater?

I just purchased a house and near the kitchen it has a location for the washing machine and dryer. The water heater is near by in a separate cabinet. I would like to move the washer and dryer into the ...
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How can I repair the start button on my LG washing machine that is hard to press?

The start button on my LG washine machine WD14700RD is very hard to press, and getting worse. I need to lean on it with my whole body weight in order for the program to start. All the other buttons ...
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New Samsung Washer Smells

I am concerned because our new Samsung washing machine (front loading, stackable, stacked on the bottom) absolutely REEKS of chemicals; the closest I can think of is paint thinner. I expected a "new ...
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My LG washing Machine Model F1203CDP has error DE

I read online that DE error is due to Door Not Locking properly. I also read its because of drain hose which I don't understand. Can any one help me in this regard how can drain hose cause DE error ...
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Which of the two laundry drain ports should I use for my washing machine?

I’m trying to connect my washing machine and can’t figure out which of these two outlets my drain pipe goes? I’ve always seen only one drain pipe outlet, but this one has two. Any ideas?
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Amana washing machine making a humming noise and vibrating

My Amana washing machine is not working correctly. The machine was starting like normal but then it would just start humming and do nothing. I tried unplugging it and plugging it back in. It spins ...
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How can I stop my washing machine drain from overflowing?

When my washing machine drains it sometimes comes up and out of the open pvc pipe in the service closet where the water heater would drain. I've found lots of posts where people speak of the washer ...
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Help With Washer Drain Pipe

I have to install a washer on the second floor of a new home we purchased. I'm comfortable with the water lines, but I'm not 100% clear on the drain line and don't want to make a mistake. There's an ...
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Draining washing machine into yard

Short and sweet. First, we are on a septic tank. We are in Mississippi. We called a plumber to snake our drain on our washing machine because one load pours gallons of water onto the laundry room, ...
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Samsung Washer WF218ANS-XAC troubleshooting help needed, smoke in the drum compartment

I think that our washer is toasted and I would like to know if it can be fixed before I decide to buy another one Here is the history of this issue: Yesterday my wife was doing the laundry and the ...
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GE front load washer model WCVH6800J1WW doesn’t agitate or spin in wash mode

GE front load washer model WCVH6800J1WW doesn’t agitate or spin in wash mode. At start of wash cycle it fills with water. Then pumps out water no problems. But never spins or agitates. Pauses until ...
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Connecting a Washing Machine with Aquastop

We've just moved into a new flat and bought a new washing machine. The provided cable isn't long enough to fit to the water outlet. I bought an extension cable, along the lines of this: https://www....
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washing machine makes clicking noise but won't start at rinse cycle

Frigidaire stackable washer/dryer The washer does the wash cycle normally and drains the water. Then it re-fills for the rinse cycle. The motor clicks like it is trying to transition to the spin ...
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GE Front Load Washer Problems

Recently I’ve had issues with my front load washing machine GE model GFAN1000L not completing cycles and pausing multiple times throughout. After completing everything down below my machine now also ...
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washing machine leaks during fill cycle

Top loader Whirlpool. I've removed the back and water is leaking from the Break Vac during fill. The hose running to it is OK. The water is leaking from the back opening of the Break Vac. I'm thinking ...
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What test can I do to my washer's gearbox to determine whether or not it is bad?

I have a Kenmore washing machine (model 110.92273100) that doesn't spin. I've taken the gearbox off, and when I spin the input shaft (motor coupler), it seems to act the way I would expect. When I ...
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Side spacing inside laundry bay

I'm making a stacked laundry bay and would like it to be as narrow as possible. Are there minimum spacing requirements for the sides of the stack? I would like 2" each side between the machines and ...
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Can I run PEX directly into my clothes washer?

Aside from the difficulty of finding the right fitting, is there a specific reason I need to connect my clothes washer to the taps via a hose instead of directly via PEX? I ask because hoses are ...
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How many shock absorbers are in washing machine LG F1480QDS?

I would like to disassemble my washing machine in order to replace all dampers. I would like to do it only after they get delivered because the appliance is not easily accessible so I want to save ...
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New Whirlpool washing machine has locked door and non responsive buttons

I just installed a brand new Whirlpool front loading washing machine, Model number W10656476A. We put in our first load, pressed start, and realized we forgot to turn on the water supply lines. We ...
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Fixing clogged washer drain pipe

My washer drain pipe backed up today and I tried fixing it with one of these with no luck so far I imagine it has to do with this tight turn in the drain pipe: I thought maybe an auger would be ...
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Basement shower drain backing up when washing machine runs

When running washing machine, water backs up through a nearby shower drain and makes a gurgling noise. How do I solve this problem?
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Why can't I get water out of my washing machine taps?

I just moved in and ordered a new washer/dryer that were installed on Monday. There doesn't seem to be any water running to the washing machine. I unattached the hoses from the taps, tried turning the ...
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Why does my washing machine trip the GFCI breaker? [duplicate]

My Samsung washer WA52M7750AV/A4 occasionally pops the GFCI breaker. This a new home not quite a year old. The only item on the breaker is the washer.It always completes the wash cycle and the breaker ...
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What is a “washing machine filter”?

I read an article on leach fields that recommended that a "washing machine filter" be used to prevent lint from getting into the septic system. What is that? The portal for my washing machine ...
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Pros and Cons of a washer tray

We just remodeled our laundry room. It is on the first floor, ceramic tile over concrete. Our washer is a front loader, so does not -fill- with water. What are the pros and cons of adding a washer ...
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Washing machine not agitating (very loud)

About a week ago, our washer started making a loud klunk when agitating when it switched directions. This weekend we noticed that stuff wasn't getting clean. I started it with nothing in it and ...
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Stackable washer/dryer covering crawlspace access point

Background 1940s home has a stackable washer/dryer combo unit installed over the crawl space access door. I want to replace the unit with a new combo such that: The crawl space door is readily ...
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Electrical wires identical

I’m trying to replace a plug on a washer cord. I’m having a hard time identifying neutral and positive even using the 6 items in the electric code 400.22 that is suppose to distinguish the two. In ...
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Can't get drive hub out of washing machine to replace gearcase

I have a Kenmore "VMW" model 110.21302012 I am pretty certain the problem with this machine is the gearcase has worn out. To that end, I already have purchased and received the replacement, as well ...
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How to connect Washing machine output water to WC seat?

There is a small WC room where you cannot forward the washing machine output water elsewhere than WC seat (brand IDO). However, the current solution does not look nice, see the picture. I am thinking ...
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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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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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Hose came off washing machine

The hot water hose came free from the washer last night. Do I need to replace the inlet valve? Is this a simple thing to do?
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Why won't the drum turn in my GE washing machine?

Our GE washing machine has a drum that won't turn at all, but the pulley turns. It also makes a 'ch,ch,ch,ch' sound. The belt was replaced because it had been 'chewed up' ~ thinking the other ...
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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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What type of wrench do I need to disconnect washing machine

What should I be looking for to disconnect an old Miele washing machine. Connection in a photo below. Water comes in from right. Thanks.
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Do washing-machines provide a AC connector which is live when the machine is working?

I am considering to install an electrical valve between the water outlet and the pipe bringing this water to the washing machine (I have some traumatic memories from a pipe breaking and water flowing ...
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Moving washer machine 7 feet from trap

Can I still use existing drain, p trap & vent that's in place by extending drain pipe from new location to existing trap?
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Does running a dryer on 120 V drive up electricity costs?

So I have a ventless dryer, and it's a relatively new LG model (LG DLEC855W 4.2 cu. ft. Compact Electric Dryer) that I have hooked up to a 120 V outlet. I know it's not supposed to run on a 120&...
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Are the sink and washer vented correctly?

I want to avoid cutting through the studs supporting the window header above the sink. Many of the plumbing diagrams I've seen cut through multiple studs. This layout would only require holes for ...
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What causes a washer to spin slowly but is resolved by manually moving the basket around?

Washer Details Kenmore Whirlpool Series 80 Model #11024862300 Direct Drive Top Load Washer Manual with diagrams Video of the problem Washing machine spin problem on direct drive Kenmore Whirlpool ...
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washing machine doesn't spin

I have a Haier HLP23E washing machine. Last week it stops to spin. After draining all water, instead of start the spin cycle, it stops for a while and then start to pour in the water. I switch off the ...
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Kenmore washer spin cycle drains but doesn't rotate

My Kenmore washer is Kenmore Elite 110.22952102 (Top Load washer). In the perm press cycle at the end the clothes are wet. Below is my troubleshooting observation on the unit, based on it, could you ...

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