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Always include your model number so us professionals can assist you correct. A washer does not count, That is what it is. Not all models are the same. Thank you

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Salt container looks blocked with brown sludge. how do you remove to clean?


It's always a good idea to include the brand and model number of your appliance when requesting assistance.

Is this the "brown sludge" you're referring to?


This isn't sludge. It's the the water softener resin. The brown/orange colour is perfectly normal and is a good indicator of the water softener functioning correctly. You only need to worry if this turns black.

Aside from this, removal of the salt compartment / water-softener often requires major dis-assembly of the dishwasher and isn't a job I would recommend or advise on for anyone other than a professional - especially when there's nothing wrong with it ;)

Hope this helps.


Oct 17, 2011 | Dishwashers

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dr is flashing. The error code is E41. How do I correct the error code. Door is closed. Started flashing in the middle of cycle.

Hello, welcome to FixYa. I understand you have a Frigidaire washer with an error code E41, correct ? Can you reply and include the complete model number ? This will let me speak specifically about your washer instead of generalizing...which can be fine, but specifics are always better. I'll watch for your reply and go from there. Thank you. Regards, Macmarkus :)

Sep 17, 2011 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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I need to remove the top agitator arm to repair. The bottom agitator works but the top does not.

While you did not think to give a brand or model that would be very helpful to better assist you in answering your question. I suspect i know what you have as far as brand or model and this video will show you how to repair the upper agitator.IFTHIS ISNT YOUR TYPE OF WASHER PLEASE HELPYOURSELF GETTING THE CORRECT ANSWER BY INCLUDING BRAND AND FULL EXACT MODEL NUMBER NOT A PART OF IT OFF THE MANUAL BUT THE FULL NUMBER FROM THE WASHER


Aug 20, 2011 | Washing Machines

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I have a Whirpool washer with a two stage agitator. Top part stop

This problem is commonly caused by worn agitator dogs on the agitator cam assembly. The following link explains what the dogs are and how to replace them:


The part number is included in the link provided. You can purchase replacements at appliancepartspros.com for about $5. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam replacement kit, which includes the cam, the thrust bearing, and the dogs. If the model number you listed this under is correct, the part number for the kit is AP3138838 and sells for about $11.

NOTE: You can refer to the excellent exploded view parts diagrams the web site has to offer for assistance. Whirlpool also recommends the application of a little grease on the thrust washer. The part number for their recommended grease is AP3098553.

If you have any questions about this repair, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Oct 27, 2009 | Washing Machines

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spinning cycle is not spinning.

It could be belt or transmission. I would tip back the washer to check. Some times the belts are under the whole washer. depending on your model, it may be inside the housing. It's only a few screws to take off the front panel. They are pretty self explanitory. Let me know if this helps.

May 04, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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