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If moving the programmer forward a notch fixes it, it's most likely simply a failing stepper-motor on the programmer. I've fixed a similar vintage machine with a similar fault. It's not terribly hard to fix, but the programmer can be fiddly to disassemble (in a "re-assemble-able" manner) because they have lots of gears. If you can get to the end-...


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It's difficult for me to imagine that these valves are truly intended to operate in the "full bore" and "trickle" modes you described. I think it's more likely that the "trickle" mode is actually a malfunction. After reading a little about the differences in operation between direct-acting solenoid valves and pilot-operated ...


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The problem appears to be fundamentally due to low water pressure: see the last "update 4" in the question. Based on flow-rate estimates and a 1 bar pressure = 8 litres/minute flow rate plumbing rule-of-thumb, the pressure seems to have - for unknown reasons - dropped below the 0.5 bar of the machine's minimum spec, and this is insufficient for ...


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Professional Asbestos removal requires Specialized laundry service and showers for employees nowadays. Throwing your garments away is your best bet. Washing ALONE is probably your second, preferably NOT in your home washer. Don't wash with other garments. At this point it's all about risk. There is NO guarantee that your washer has indeed rinsed out all of ...


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I wouldn't worry so much about it. Wipe it down as best you can and then run a few empty cycles to flush the machine. The wastewater goes... well assuming you are in a relatively modern area with relatively modern infrastructure... to a treatment plant along with myriad other nasty stuff. While it is true that any exposure to friable asbestos should be ...


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Laundry sanitizer is a different chemical than detergents and is targeted at killing microbes. Apparently pine oil is an example for a natural laundry sanitizer. Other types include phenolic, chlorine based or quaternary if you want to do some more research on the chemicals. And yes they are more effective at killing microbes than detergent. Many microbes ...


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Your choices: fix your washer's ground fault or get a new washer (oh, and get a new appliance technician while you're at it) Your appliance technician clearly hasn't a clue, because the fact your GFCI is tripping and your breaker isn't means your washer has a ground fault, not an overcurrent. So, you can either chase down and fix the ground fault in your ...


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Wow you really need to start trouble shooting prior to throwing parts at it. The transmission switches from spin to agitator on a top loader , there should be a solenoid that changes the function I don’t see that changed it could be a broken wire so when I thinks it is in agitation so it keeps running with the lid open, I think that is how my last top loader ...


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I think using a bucket of hot water would be fine, just don't use water over 60 C (140 F). In my experience descaling a tea kettle with white vinegar length of time is a factor. You might pour in the descaling solution and let it sit for an hour or two before you start the cycle. I do not think you need hot water for the rinse.


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