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  1. GE Top Loader Washing Machine won't agitate or spin

    Appliances
    Hi all - I have a GE WDRR2500K top loader washing machine. It fills and it drains, but the door does not stay locked during a cycle, and it does not agitate or spin, although i can hear the motor working. I tried "resetting the motor" by unplugging, waiting a minute, replugging, and then...
  2. Older top load washer opinions

    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?
  3. Installing utility sink for washer to drain to

    Plumbing
    Turning a standpipe into utility sink drain? Greetings!! I just bought a house and have discovered there is some build up in the pipes. When I run the dishwasher the standpipe in the garage backs up because the flow is restricted. We're being very careful about not putting anything that might...
  4. My Whirlpool doesn't love me anymore.

    Appliances
    We bought this washer in 2010. It's gotten light usage 2-3 loads a week. Model WFW9150ww00. This is one without a numeric display. Have to count flashes. Some very odd behaviour: From when it was young, it would give a 'too much soap' error, always on the extra rinse cycle. Unplug, wait 10...
  5. Washing Machine Plumbing

    Plumbing
    Hello, We just moved into a new house. It was built in 1960. We were testing out the washer in the basement and it seems like the drain hose is either not set up correctly or there is a clog in the pipes. When the washer switched cycles to drain water started spraying and gushing...
  6. Opinions on Speed Queen top loaders?

    Appliances
    My 5yr old Maytag is dying a loud, slow death. This week, actually makes exactly 5 years that we've owned it. It's just my girlfriend and myself who have used it, and compared to the average family, I would say that it's had minimal usage over the last 5 years. The bottom bearing is failing...
  7. Washing machine outlet issue

    Electrical
    Hey everyone, I'm really hoping that this issue just needs a straightforward fix... After several loads of laundry yesterday, my washing machine electrical outlet started arcing. The townhouse where I live was built around 1980 and I’ve lived in my unit for about six years without experiencing...
  8. Washing Machine Help! Please help this 'idiot' out (VIDEO)

    Appliances
    Hey guys, Please see video above - I've never been a DYI guy at all really. My washing machine/dryer set died recently. Unfortunately, when the guys came, they couldn't install it because some of the hookups were behind the wall. I had to do a bit of smashing lol and did the dryer - I'm...
  9. Save My Washing Machine?

    Appliances
    I have an old Maytag washer, model LAT9700AAL. Came with my house when I bought it 6yrs ago. Yesterday, washer filled with water and stopped. No timer advancing, no motor running. Crickets. When I manually advance the timer, the washer will drain, spin, and advance to rinse. At rinse, it fills...
  10. Washer discharge. Help!

    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...
  11. wet clothes after spin cycle

    Appliances
    I've got and old Kenmore 90 series washing machine that's probably ready to be put down. But I'm at least considering a minor attempt to save her. For the last couple of days the clothes have still been sopping wet after the spin cycle and the machine felt much heavier than usual. Water pours...
  12. washing machine not agitating or stopping

    Appliances
    never ending washing machine cycle Old Maytag, I didn't see any model information, it just says: 2 Speed - Large Capacity. I didn't really feel like pulling the thing out from the wall to check the back for information. Looks like it might be original to the house, late 60's. It started...
  13. Washing Machine Motor Wiring

    Electrical
    I have a Maytag 1/2 H.P. 120 Volt 60 HZ 8 Amp motor. It has 6 wires, red yellow, white, purple, orange, and black. It is model S68PXMBP-1043. I am going to use it in a project not in a washing machine. Does anybody know how to wire this or what the different wires are for?
  14. v Sewer smell from washer not connected to sewer or septic

    Plumbing
    The former owners of our log home ran all gray water (showers, washer, sinks) through PVC pipe that runs under the house in our crawl space and empties out into the woods behind the house (we're on 5 acres of hardwoods). Toilets are emptied into the septic. There is an occasional sewer odor in...
  15. Washing machine supply valve leak

    Plumbing
    I have a slow leak in my washing machine supply valve. I read about tightening the packing nut, but I'm not sure if my valves actually have them or not. Can someone tell me if these do? http://www.amazon.com/Oatey-38934-Turn-Washing-Machine/dp/B000BVPW24 (Oatey 38934 1/4 Turn Washing Machine...
  16. Washing machine discharge hose

    Plumbing
    Washing machine discharge, standpipe under the IPC, tapping main sewage trap My neighbor has a sewage line that runs under his concrete floor for about twenty feet before exiting the house. Right before the line exits the house there is a trap, also under concrete. He would like to drain his...
  17. 2nd floor washing machine with no trap

    Plumbing
    A contractor did our addition and moved the washer/dryer to the second floor. We love not having to lug clothes down to the basement. But in the summer time clothes often come out of the washer with a bad smell. The washer is a new front loading high efficiency machine. I opened the wall...
  18. Whirlpool clothes washer overflowed

    Appliances
    Today my Whirlpool washing machine overflowed. Am I right in thinking that there's a sensor to tell the washer when to stop putting water into the tub and start agitating for the rinse? Is it replaceable? Model: Whirlpool Ultimate Care II Thanks!
  19. Building a Washing Machine Drain Pan

    General DIY Discussions
    Hi! We just moved into our newly built house and the washer and dryer are on the 2nd floor. The house did come with one of those plastic drain pans for the washer, but it's a piece of junk. It sometimes moves around with the washer and causes the drain pipe to come out of the floor drain. We...
  20. Replacing Corroded Washing Machine Valve

    Plumbing
    Hi all -- I'm a do it yourselfer and would like to handle this project on my own if I can, and I'm trying to avoid ripping apart my wall (!) -- but have limited experience in plumbing. The hose attached to my old washing machine's cold water shutoff valve had corroded so badly it was...
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