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What is this plastic twist in the back of my washing machine?

I was poking around in the back of my Inglis washing machine and notice this plastic piece jutting out. It was pretty firm, with the steel back panel plate wedged into the plastic piece's sockets. I ...
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Pros and cons of pouring detergent directly onto clothes vs. into detergent dispenser? [closed]

I'm assuming that the 4-sided blue component dispenses washer detergent. Ought laundry detergent be poured into that detergent dispenser, or directly onto clothes in the washer? What are the pros ...
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Washing machine E03 error

I have Hoover washing machine. During my last wash cycle it suddenly stopped washing and gave me E03 error code. The E03 error code on your Hoover washing machine means that the drum isn't draining - ...
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Old washing machine takes long and longer to do a cycle

I have an old washing machine from the 90s, likely to be ~25 years old (make and model: Zoppas Pratica PTX43). The machine has been working fine up to about two months ago. More recently, however, I ...
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How are washing machine intake valve solenoids controlled?

This is something I got curious about in the course of diagnosing this issue. Our washing machine has a couple of electronically controlled valves on its intake (I believe they're called "...
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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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Possibly Asbestos Contaminated Washer! What do I do?

So a while back, while my mom and I were moving out of our last place, I may have stowed a bunch of stuff from the attic away in plastic trash bags, as the attic was apparently insulated with asbestos,...
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clothes sanitizer vs clothes detergent [closed]

Recently I came across a product called a clothes sanitizer. Is this just marketing or is there a difference between clothes detergents vs clothes sanitizers? Are clothes sanitizers more effective at ...
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Old washing machine trips 20 amp GFCI outlet but never trips 20 amp breaker: ok to install 30 amp GFCI outlet?

A sturdy old washing machine draws more than 20 amps mid-cycle when Rinse starts. Repairman says the brushes on the washer motor are probably a bit worn, so it draws a bit more than 20 amps when ...
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Descaling a top loading washing machine without a built in heater

I have an 8 year old top loading washing machine thats never been descaled. It is used with hard water (TDS: about 500 mg/L). The machine does not have a built in heater. Most descaling solutions ...
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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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Can you have a laundry to landscape irrigation system with no sewer line?

I’m currently purchasing a house where they renovated over where the laundry hookups used to be, so those need to be added from scratch. A plumber looked at the house and said the best location to add ...
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Washing machine conditioner drawer no longer receives water; how to fix?

Our washing machine (an AEG model some years old now) appears to be working fine, except that for a few weeks now it has no longer been putting any water through the conditioner drawer at the start of ...
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Solve washer/dryer closet outlet issue. Lacks 110v outlet, need to know my options

I have a washer/dryer closet with a SINGLE 220V outlet serving a SINGLE laundry-center type machine. I need to make another 110V outlet available in this closet space so I can upgrade to a SEPARATE ...
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Washing machine drain confusion

I just got a new washing machine, and am trying to figure out how to connect the drain hose to my home's 1950's plumbing. The old 1" washing machine hose ran directly from the back of the machine and ...
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How do I stop washer machine back flow when it it is on spin?

When I do a load of wash it all goes well until it drains. When it drains, it back flows. I did every thing I could to snake and flush the drain. I even poured hot water down there and it still does ...
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What could be causing a leak on the supply side of a washing machine hose

I have recently installed a new washing machine. In the new machine, as well as for the old one, there is a leak as indicated in the following picture: https://imgur.com/a/92oSaFk What could cause ...
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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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How can the door of an Indesit IWDC 6105 be opened when the internal door lock has burned?

I have an Indesit IWDC 6105 washing machine (link to manual) and its internal door lock burned during the cycle, causing the machine to be unusable (at least perhaps until the lock is replaced). Image ...
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My cold water valve Seems to have a cap. Is this normal and how can I remove it?

I’m in the process of connecting my washing machine but noticed that my cold water supply valve seems to have a cap on it. My hot water one doesn’t. Is this normal? How can I remove this, it doesn’t ...
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How to stack a portable countertop / tabletop Dishwasher on top of a front load washing machine?

I have limited space because all the cabinets were already setup long back. A Bosch front load washing machine (60cm (d) x 60cm (b) x 85 cm (h) is placed in this space. There is a gap of 60.5 cm from ...
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Rocks in Washing Machine?

We recently purchased a home that had the washer and dryer left behind. The washer is a GE and in good condition. We were told by the previous owners that the washer worked fine, but we tested it with ...
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Can somebody help me understand my washing machine installation report?

I had a integrated washing machine fitted yesterday due to the covid 19 situation I kept a good safety distance from them and there was minimal communication. The plumbers left without any explanation ...
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Washer: Whirlpool WFW95HEDW0, spin cycle isn't really spinning out the clothes (leaves them wet)

Make: Whirlpool Model Name: Duet Direct Drive Model Number: WFW95HEDW0 The problem: Often, the spin cycle fails to get the laundry really dry. That, AND I notice that after the cycle runs, there is ...
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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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My GE front load washer not starting, all tests are good. No error code

My GE washer model GCVH6800JOMS is not starting. It's door lock and unlock and sits there when you press start. I checked, there is no error code. Almost all tests done, good. Don't know what to do ...
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So is it better to go from a smaller pipe to a bigger pipe?

OK I know it sounds confusing so here I go. Doing some work on the washer supply lines. Well they are copper right now 1/2". Issue is there is leaking around the shutoff valves and such (old ...
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Washing Machine Waste Discharge Issue

Just moved to a new house and plumbed in the washer drier. (Candy Grand Vita) Seemed fine but it gave me error code E03 which suggests a blockage on the waste. I took the machine out and ...
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Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room?

Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room? Basically, my electric dryer is on the far outside wall. Almost literally against it, the dryer vent ...
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Removing washing paint stains from clothes

As house windows and doors was being painted by enamyl paint got paint stains on clothes how can we remove wash or remove paint stains The paint stain has been dried tried white vinegar baking ...
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Connecting a washing machine and tumble dryer to the same sink drain

I'm thinking on using one of these to install a washing machine and a condenser tumble dryer to the sink's drain pipe of my utility room. Why is one inlet pointing upwards and the other one ...
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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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Open a locked (broken) washing machine

We have a washing machine that is kept outside, and we forgot to cover it so it got rained on and when we started it we heard a pop and smoke came out, and the circuit breaker went off. And now the ...
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Reduce suds created from washing machine rinsing? [closed]

I live in a 6th floor of an old building with piping that clogs easily and frequently. We have to fix that, but it's expensive so we have to find temporary alternatives in the meantime. Our washing ...
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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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Only cold water on my Bravo washing machine

We have a top loading Bravo washing machine. When we start a load the water comes out very cold no matter what setting the machine is on. I have tried running a load on hot and still only get cold ...
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Connecting standpipe to 1 1/2" brass waste pipe?

I am remodeling a 100-year-old house, adding plumbing for a washing machine and condensing dryer. I'm installing the washing machine and dryer in the basement. In the location where I want it to go, ...
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Does a General Electric washing machine have an automatic shut down function in cold environment?

I was using a General Electric washing machine when it suddenly stopped working. I thought of everything and the most logical explanation was the factor of cold temperature, so I used a heater to ...
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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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Specific tiling for washing machine closet?

I am planing to install a washing machine in a closet. There is currently a fitted carpet in this ca. 2 m² closet. To avert consequences a plausible leak/overflow, I want to replace the fitted carpet ...
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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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How to fix smashed wires in washing machine?

I believe the motor capacitor with its bracket fell down and pinched two wires going to the motor. I spliced them back with two blue wire nuts. The motor works again. However, this made me thinking, ...
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Washer malfunction/reset?

Hello:I have a Whirlpool Thin Twin Mod # LTE5243DQA,it's about 5-7 year's old. The washer suddenly stopped while in the rinse cycle with the tub full of water. I "played" with the Load Size control ...
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Where is the lint filter?

For months now, my washer/dryer combo has become less and less effective at actually drying anything I put in it. I've gotten the advice from some friends to check (regularly) and clean the lint ...
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Name of connector that connects wires to washer drain pump

I'm looking to replace a connector that connects to my washers' drain pump. I first suspected the drain pump to have gone bad, but it looks like the wire itself was burnt or sheared off. I was going ...
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Chemical used to clean washing machines

I have an LG WD1457RD washer-dryer that's been working pretty well for me, except that where I live (southeast Mexico) there's a lot of limestone so the water is very hard and leaves stains on ...
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Washing machine: where to put laundry detergent?

I noticed, that washing machines usually start with flushing the detergent from the dispenser drawer into the drum. So I wonder, what is the difference if I put the detergent into the dispenser, or ...
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Getting mild electric shocks from tap water if washing machine is switched on

My washing machine is placed in my kitchen and whenever it is switched on and working (washing), I get very mild “tingles” from the kitchen's tap water. I'm in the UK, and I've checked that the wall ...
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Behind the Washer and Dryer clearance

I have a 90s GE filter flo heavy capacity top loader washing machine that has started to make squeaky noises during the agitation. It's 27 inches wide and 24 inches in depth. I'm looking to replace ...
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How can I repair a pinhole leak in a washing machine drain hose?

I've just reconnected my washing machine and tested it, and there's a tiny hole in the out-flow pipe. The hole is in red circle in the images below ... in the fairly-rigid, ribbed plastic, rather than ...

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