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  1. Appliances
    Good Morning All! I am in need of replacing a cheaply made BRADA top load 'HE' washer. My two options are for a used older Maytag belt drive A506 or a direct drive Kitchen Aid. Which should I go for?
  2. Appliances
    GE GTW680BSJ0WS I had the 2 water supply valves turned off when I started the washer. Got the “H2O Supply” message on the display. As usual, I turn off washer, turn on water, turn on washer; and all is good. But, this time: The control panel does not respond to any buttons, the water pump...
  3. Plumbing
    I live in a three-level apartment building on the bottom floor. Whenever my upstairs neighbor drains their washer, water comes out of our standpipe and soaks the area around the washer and dryer. If I don't catch it quickly with the shop-vac then the water will make it to the carpet and soak it...
  4. Appliances
    My Maytag Centennial washer was making a hideous noise sometimes while agitating, especially during the rinse cycle. It also had a weird plastic sawdust smell. I troubleshot the problem and the pulley wheel was rubbing on the cover. In addition, evidently a cork got stuck in there and it was...
  5. Appliances
    I am trying to use a Kenmore Elite (model 796.29002000) washer motor for another application where I need the motor to just run in spin mode. I'm planning to remove all of the electronics and hard wire directly to the motor. There appears to be two electrical connectors to the motor. One has a...
  6. Plumbing
    I am planning a bathroom remodel which will involve the installation of a stacking washer/dryer in the apartment where I am. I want to put the washer in a closet which is not close enough to the drain stack to let gravity do its job. Can I use an ejector pump to service just the washer without...
  7. Appliances
    I've got a Frigidaire Gallery front-loading washer that I bought in 2005. It runs great, but today when it reached the final spin cycle, at the highest speed, the basket began to shake violently inside the tub (loaded and unloaded). It sounded and looked like it was banging around inside the...
  8. Electrical
    2015 house First off we go by the national code in my area. I am in the process of wiring my basement getting it ready for the future to finish it. It will be a 5 year process of doing this in case that makes a difference in code between now and when it is done. First question I am trying to...
  9. Plumbing
    We have been having a problem with the washer flooding into our kitchen sink after it drains for a while. It's just a little bit, but it peeks up through the kitchen drain. I ripped the drywall off behind our washer a year or so ago after we had a flood from the washer. I ran a large motorized...
  10. Appliances
    I have a 6 year old Samsung washer - WF428AAL which shut down mid cycle (leaving clothes wet and door locked) several times over the past 2 months and timed out. In order to restart I shut off the power and reset. Last week it died again mid cycle with water in drum, during a load of towels. It...
  11. Plumbing
    I don't remember when this started happening (we have been here 5 years) but we keep having a problem with our washer drain overflowing. We have had professionals come out with a snake 3 times, and done it ourselves a couple of times. Each time it's only a temporary solution which lasts for a...
  12. Appliances
    Our six year old Kenmore model 110.29522800 washer fills but will not start. It just buzzes for a few seconds and stops then repeats. If I move the dial manually to the next function it still just buzzes. So far I have replaced the lid switch, direct drive coupling, and capacitor. I also...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    Hi folks. I need this bolt to go through this washer. It's just a bit too narrow to fit. I tried using a hand drill and it just threads and doesn't actually cut anything. I tried a Dremel to bore it out, but that doesn't seem to be working at all, surprisingly. I have a drill press, but I...
  14. Plumbing
    At least once a year my basement sink is filling up with backup from the main drainpipe, coming down from the kitchen. My washer also drains into the connection and backs up into the sink. It is a pain to augur it out so often and I am wondering if the plumbing layout is the problem. Pics are...
  15. Appliances
    I have a whirlpool Cabrio washing machine. I was having problems with it smelling awful. A combo of vomit, sewer, dog like smell. All my clothes reek. But I also have another washing machine drain pipe upstairs that sits open. It never smelled and suddenly it was producing the most rank...
  16. Plumbing
    The shower drips unless this valve is shut extra tight. I need to replace the washer, but need to first identify the brand. The home is in a remote location so need to show up with the correct washer -- or at least a kit of washers for that particular brand of valve. The home was built in...
  17. Plumbing
    Here's the story, trying to tie in a stand pipe and trap for a washing machine discharge line in my friends basement. The old plumbing is 3" steel and I can not get the clean out cap to budge. It's 1 3/8" hex head but someone rounded the corners and I can't get a wrench to bite. I've tried...
  18. Plumbing
    I have a tenant with a leaky shower head, it leaks hot water. She has two knobs one for hot and one for cold. I replaced the O ring (rubber washer) in the hot but not the cold. Once I turned the water back on and turned the hot water knob on the shower back on, it did the exact same thing. I...
  19. Appliances
    My washer will not drain, I have just purchased new pump and replaced it still not working and pump is not returnable ($105.00 grrrrrrrrr). The washer fills up with water and spins but the water will not drain, my model number is WF206ANS/XAC. Is there anything else i can check, im guessing its...
  20. Plumbing
    In my basement, I currently have a Washing machine and dryer. In the same room, there is a small hole that my water system sometimes drains into [image available here]. The problem is that sometimes this hole backs up and I end up with water on the floor (up to about an inch). This has not been...
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