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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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Washer Dryer Hookup

I moved into a new house and want to make sure I don't flood the place. The spigot on the left does have water to it, I turned it on for a second only, it didn't feel hot, but maybe that wasn't ...
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Front-load washer keeps getting stinky

I have an older Whirlpool front-load washer that's stinky. I periodically clean it inside and out (including the folds in the seal) but the smell keeps coming back. Last time this happened, I took the ...
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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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How to clean the emergency drain tube on a Samsung Ecobubble washing machine?

Today my Samsung Ecobubble 8.0kg washing machine came to a halt mid-wash and reported the error SE/5E. Some googling told me that this was a problem with the drain, and that the filter should be ...
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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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What kind of a valve is this?

I need to turn off the water supply to this washing machine. What kind of a valve is this? How do I operate it? Furthermore, why are there three rubber wires that leave the hot and cold water pipes? ...
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Washing machine stops - but always restarts after I open/close lid

I have a whirlpool washing machine (SM 8525079 REV). Whenever it runs, it always stops after a few minutes having filled with water. However, once you open and then close the lid, the machine starts ...
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How to fix washing machine door handle

A door handle on my Bosch washing machine is broken and I am trying to replace it. I have bought a replacement handle, but swapping the two is not as easy as I hoped it would be. It consists of 2 ...
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Can I use sewer cleanout as washing machine water outlet

I live in LA and we have a convenient sewer cleanout where I would like to place the washing machine. Is there an adapter for the cleanout to accommodate the outgoing water? Thank you in advance!
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Bad smell on clothes caused by plumbing?

I had a washing machine engineer out today to look over my machine and help me understand why my clothes smell bad after every wash. He said it is caused by the plumbing under the sink Can you help ...
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Frigidaire FEX831FS4 transmission leaked oil. Should I refill? With what?

While rebuilding the Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer's transmission, I did not remake the gasket between both transmission halves. So, for the next few days there was a little bit of oil splattering going ...
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How damaging can a 3 meter (10 feet) long drain hose be for the washing machine pump and microorganism growth?

I have two washing machines and they are placed one next to each other (this is the only way I can position them due to the space). The first one is connected to the drain pipe under the sink ...
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New washing machine using the same valve as the sink, water smells and tastes like plastic

So I have been using the same valve for actually two washing machines and a sink, and when I got the new washing machine the problem started appearing. I am guessing this is because of the new washer ...
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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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Hooking a fridge/freezer and washing machine to one cold water supply

Is it possible to connect a fridge/freezer and a washing machine to a single cold water supply? I need to know what sort of adapter I would need for the water supply to feed both appliances.
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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?
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Is the washer's transmission broken?

The drum spins fine during wash cycle. However, the agitator does not spin at all on my FEX831FS4 Frigidaire washer. So, I removed the plastic agitator and inspected this rod on which the agitator ...
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How to get agitator off for this Frigidaire washer?

I have seen plenty of youtube videos on how to release the agitator from rest of washing machine. Seems easy. However, for my FEX831FS4 washer the bolt is kinda surrounded by the agitator's plastic ...
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Frigidaire washing machine's agitator does not spin, but the drum spins. What could be the issue?

Have a Frigidaire fex831fs4 washer and dryer combo where washer has following symptoms: when washing machine is off, the agitator can be freely turned by hand both directions. when washing machine is ...
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How can I tell water pressure is too high for the washing machine?

The technician installing our washing machine said that the water pressure in the pipe to which our washing machine is connected is too high, and that it will break if we use it this way. The manual ...
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Bosch washing machine, E:00, unknown error when turning on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sI47qvVNiA Actually works fine after this little blip. According to bosch telephone support its a malfunctioning door sensor, but I'm not convinced as they ...
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MayTag Front Loader Washer Will Not Fill With Water

My maytag mhw6000xw0 will not fill with water. I have replaced the water intake valve, as well as the door lock latch. After replacing both of these parts the issue still remains. My question I ...
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Need to run designated lines for electric washer and dryer

I live in Pennsylvania. I need to run one line for an electric dryer and another line for an electric washer. Can you please tell me what wire type (or size) to use and what amp size to use in the ...
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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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Front load washer - white stuff around drum bearing

I have an approximately 10 year old Whirlpool front load washer. Today, after washing a load that possibly had some grit in it, there is some white stuff around where the drum spins. Also, when ...
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How to open a GE Hotpoint HTW200 washer?

I'm attempting to disassemble a GE Hotpoint washer (model# htw200ask2ww) in order to check (and likely replace) the suspension rod. Every video, guide, and manual online says that to open all top-...
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Speed Queen washing machine stopped working mid-cycle

I have a Speed Queen washing machine model AWN432SP111TW01, serial 1110013649. It's been working fine for years and we had never had any trouble with it, but today it stopped mid-cycle, and won't ...
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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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Would applying silicone grease to an EPDM seal/gasket be helpful or hurtful?

I'm repairing a Samsung front-load washing machine and had to take the tub apart. The tub consists of two halves which are joined by a number of bolts and a thin (approximately 1/4) seal which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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AFCI Trips When Stainless Steel Hoses Touch Washing Machine Cabinet. Why?

I noticed the hot water hose on my washing machine (SpeedQueen Top Loader) was corroded, so I decided to replace the hoses. I bought braided stainless steel hoses and installed them. ...
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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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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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How to find leak in washing machine?

My Bosch WAS32783SN washing machine that is 7 years old, and often I get Error F-23, which according to this list is F23 is flood protection in base of machine activated. Pull machine forward onto ...
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How do I remove this Electrolux drum paddle?

I have a Simpson SWF-1076 (now owned by Electrolux). The paddles look exactly like this Electrolux part no. 50249701009, though I can't be sure it's the same underneath. How do I remove this design ...

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