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How to Tackle Rust on Your Unit

Now with most manufacturer's rust is not covered under warranty. Hopefully you can use some do-it-yourself steps to help restore your unit's appearance:


1) Dip a moist, soft toothbrush in a box of baking soda. Very gently, in the direction of the stainless grain, rub back and forth on the appliance. The mild abrasive action will get into the grain without damaging it. You can use your finger (instead of a toothbrush) for even better results.

2) Rinse the baking soda off with a warm, damp (not wet) paper towel. Dry thoroughly. You may see or smell rust on the paper towel or toothbrush. That means it is working!

3) Finally, dry the appliance thoroughly. You don't want to leave any water that could cause more rust.

Now you do have the option to paint the area with manufacturer touch up paint, but be careful to not over paint and over coat the area. You will notice a big spot on the unit where you put the paint instead of it being a more subtle approach.


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is my water heater still under warranty leaking water on top of heater and out from bottom and from plate


1) If water heater is leaking, I suggest you protect yourself first.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Emergency-steps-for-leaking-water-heater.html

2) You have to do some work to find out if tank is under warranty.
-Contact manufacturer: http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-manufacturers.html
-Contact installer: If plumber installed heater, then installer backs warranty for some manufacturers. If you installed heater, then warranty is less or void
-Look at paperwork and manual that came with water heater and read about warranty coverage
-Look at markings on tank to see if tank is 6 year, 15 year etc
-Warranty is based on date of manufacture: To find date of water heater, look at serial number located on label on side of tank:
Open link below for serial number decoder by manufacturer.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

3) If tank is older than 6 years, and tank label shows this is a 6-year tank, then tank is no longer under warranty.
If you have a lifetime tank, then warranty is in effect, so contact manufacturer.

Open following link to see troubleshoot checklist for leaking water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Other things to consider:
-If tank rusted out after a few years and installer did not install a jumper wire between hot and cold pipes, then tank warranty will probably not cover tank.
-If tank rusted out and you have water softener, and did not inspect anode rod or maintain water heater, then you did not read manual or maintain heater, and warranty might not cover problem.
-I suggest you read water heater manual cover to cover so water heater will not start leaking.

Other useful links:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Feb 12, 2011 | Reliance Water Heaters

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110.23812100 washer


I hate to say it, but more than likely this is a sign that your gearcase (transmission) is starting to go bad. When they wear out, they tend to exhibit slow spin problems. I have seldom experienced a bad clutch causing this. When the clutch goes bad it tends to cause the drum to not want to stop AFTER the spin cycle. In addition, if the motor coupling were bad it wouldn't spin at all. If you purchased the washer recently, it may still be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. Some manufacturers will cover the transmission beyond the usual one-year limited warranty. It's usually covered for 5 years, I believe. You may want to double check your warranty to be sure. Now...if it IS the transmission, and it's NOT covered under a warranty, all is not lost. A new gearcase runs about $145 and the part number is 423. It is also recommended that you replace the motor coupling at the same time. The price is about $14 and the part number is 1195967. Most consumers feel intimidated by the thought of replacing a transmission in a washer, but on this model, it is fairly simple and straight forward. I can provide you with step-by-step instructions, or if you like, you can purchase a do-it-yourself manual for about $17 (part# 1170635). Think about it...about $170 to repair your washer yourself. Or...spend over $300 to have the appliance repair guy do it for you. $170 is still cheaper than buying a new washer. I hope this information is helpful to you. Post back with any comments or questions you may have.

Jan 18, 2008 | Kenmore 3.2 cu. ft. Plus Top Load Washer

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