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How to disassemble a washing machine

The washer cabinet usually must be disassembled for repairs and some maintenance. The washer is connected to both the electric power outlet and to the water supply. Make sure the power cord and water hoses are disconnected before you disassemble the cabinet or tip it over for service. To disassemble a washer:
-To remove the control panel, remove retaining screws spaced around the panel. They are usually located under a piece of molding or trim that can be pried off. On some machines, you'll have to remove the back of the control panel, also held by retaining screws, to get at the working parts of the controls. Knobs on the control panel are usually friction-fit and will pull off. Some knobs are held by small setscrews at the base of the knob. Loosen the setscrews with a screwdriver or Allen wrench and pull the knobs straight off the shafts.

- To remove the service panel, remove its retaining screws, then spread an old blanket on the floor to protect the washer's finish. Make sure the machine and hoses are drained of water. Tip the washer over on its front or side to gain access through the bottom of the machine. The bottom of the machine generally doesn't have a service panel because it is usually open.

- To remove the top of the cabinet, insert a stiff-bladed putty knife into the joint between the top and side panels and give the knife a rap with your fist. This should release the spring clips so that the top can be removed.

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Water starts to spray from the bottom of my Bosch Aquatak 120i when i turn the water on. Is it still safe to use when this is happening

Electricity and water can be a hazard which could be life threatening, but you can operate electrical equipment in a wet environment if you are careful and follow safety precautions. Most import, make sure the electrical outlet you are using for the pressure washer has a working ground plug. Just because an outlet has three prongs does not mean the ground is working. You need to use an outlet tester which is inexpensive from a hardware store or use a multi meter to test the ground for conductivity to earth ground. Your power washer should have a working GFI (Ground fault interrupter), and you need to press the test button to make sure it is working. If your power washer does not have a GFI purchase one from a hardware store. I would also plug the power washer directly into the electrical outlet since an extension cord could have a bad ground connection and will cause the power washer to pull more current from the outlet. Make sure the power washer is raised of the ground so it will not sit in a pool of water. If you follow the safety precautions you should be safe but keep in mind water does not carry the electrical current, it is the impurities in the water which carry the current. Therefore, water could be more conductive depending on the impurity of water. However, it sounds like a loose connection in the power washer which could also be an o-ring or a washer is broken and it would b a good idea to have it fixed.

Apr 29, 2011 | Garden

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water will not spin out but you can the moter running

  1. Unplug the Kenmore washer power cord from the wall outlet. Pull the washer 2 feet away from the rear wall. Locate the screws that fasten the control console to the top of the washer. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver and raise the control console to the rear of the washer. The console has two hinges on the back that it will rest on while in this position.

  2. Locate the wiring harness connector that connects to the door switch plug. The connector is white, and is toward the top rear of the washer. Grab the sides of the connector with your fingers and pull it away from the door switch plug.

  3. Unhook the washer cabinet from the rear panel. There are two clips on the top of the washer that secure the cabinet to the rear panel. Place a flathead screwdriver into each clip, and pry the clip off the washer cabinet. Grab the sides of the washer cabinet and pull the cabinet away from the washer.

  4. Find the water pump below the washer tub. The pump attaches to the top of the motor and has two hoses attached to it as well. Place a small container under the hose connections to the water pump. Grab the ears on the compression clamp securing the upper hose to the pump with a pair of Channellock pliers. Squeeze the ears together with the pliers and slide the clamp down the hose. Pull the hose off the pump and set the end in the container.

  5. Grab the ears on the compression clamp holding the lower hose to the water pump with the Channellock pliers. Squeeze the ears together and slide the clamp down the hose. Pull the hose away from the water pump. Locate the two large black clips that secure the pump to the motor. Pry the clips off with a flathead screwdriver. Pull the pump away from the motor.

  6. Position the new pump over the motor and secure the pump with the two retaining clips. Connect the upper hose to the upper port on the water pump. This is the hose that connects to the tub. Use the Channellock pliers to compress the ears on the clamp and slide the clamp over the end of the hose and port on the pump.

  7. Slide the lower hose over the lower port on the water pump. Slide the compression clamp over the end of the hose and water pump port to secure the hose. Grab the sides of the washer cabinet and position the cabinet over the washer base. Secure the cabinet to the rear panel with the retaining clips. The clips will snap back into their respective holes in the top of the washer cabinet.

  8. Reconnect the wiring harness to the door switch plug. Slide the harness over the plug until it snaps into position. Lower the control console back over the washer top and secure with the retaining screws. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet and push the washer back to its working position.

Jan 15, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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no power

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I also think that its the fuse . You need to replace it . To locate the fuse, remove the outer cabinet of the unit, which is usually held in place with a few screws. Once the outer cabinet is removed, follow the power cord into the unit. It will take you to the fuse holder, where the fuse sits. The fuse holder is located two or three inches into the unit, and may be attached to a power board .

CAUTION: Your microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. I strongly suggest you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair.


Apr 13, 2010 | GE JVM1653 Microwave Oven

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when i switch my machine on its go staight into safty mode no water enters and nothing works

I am not a repair professional. I am just a 78 year old man who has been making his own repairs for about 50 years. Therefore the washer ID doesn't mean
anything to me. It appears that the most common problem with top loaders is not spinning. Before you can start the repair, you have to disconnect the power and the water hoses. Pull the electrical plug and turn off the water supply valves. When you disconnect the hoses from the washer, they will be full of water, so be prepared to catch it in a bucket. . On the newer directdrive washers, the failure to spin is often caused by a bad lid switch. I suggest you go to www.acmehowto.com where they have an excellent video which shows step by step how to disassemble the cabinet to get to the problem area.
Before you start the disassembly, you should go to www.applianceaid.com where they have very
good trouble shooting and repair information on washers and other appliances. If you are getting an error code you can find the meaning on the site. I think you'll find what you need there. Don't worry about the timer, they hardly ever go bad.
Good luck with it. If I have helped you, please rate my advice on fixya.

Nov 26, 2009 | LG WFT1071TP Top Load Washer

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need to disassemble a kenmore elite oasis dryer


Disconnect your Kenmore Oasis washing machine from its power source. Make sure that your washer is unplugged before beginning to disassemble it.

Remove the screws that hold the control console to the top of your Oasis washer. In some Kenmore Oasis models, the two screws may be covered by plastic end caps. After removing the screws, set them aside until you are ready to replace them.

Flip the console up, back and out of the way.

Locate the cabinet clips on the top of your Kenmore Oasis washer. These clips are located toward the back of the washer top and would be hidden by the console if it were not currently flipped up.

Slide your screwdriver underneath the metal cabinet clips. Wiggle the screwdriver back and forth to gently pry the cabinet clips free.

Disconnect the group of colored wires that plug into the top of the washer from the control console. These wires control the lid switch on your Kenmore washing machine. To disconnect, grasp the white plastic clip and pull gently.

Remove the washing machine cabinet. Tilt the cabinet towards you, and then lift the entire cabinet up and off of its platform.

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Aug 03, 2009 | Kenmore Elite Oasis ST 6806 Electric Dryer

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