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Losing small socks, ect in washing machine

Losing small socks or items of clothing in your washing machine can end up as a costly repair. This can be avoided especilly when washing baby socks ect by placing items that are very small inside a pillow case and using a rubber band to place around the top.Less chance of damage to machine, and less odd socks comming out of machine.

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hi, my machine starts wash ok and shoots water into the drum, however when it gets to the rinse cycle it beeps and displays e10!??

Hi, this sounds like there is a restriction in the hose that allows the water back out. Take the lid off by removing the screws at the rear and look down into the machine, you should see a rubber hose down near the bottom which is attached to a pump and the drum, remove the hose clip at the pump end and check the pump spins with your finger if it does check inside the rubber hose for small items of clothing sucg as baby socks or similar sized items. Make sure you unplug the machine before taking the lid off.

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My Whrilpool Duet keeps "eating socks", I have to take the cover off, unscrew the drain trap and pull out yucky, smelly socks!


That is a common problem with the Whirpool duets. Small clothing articles, especially baby socks go through the drum lip to the drain pipe.

Best to buy a zip-up laundry bag and place all the small clothing items in there.

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Machine doesn't spin or drain with full load

Do you have small children? Sometimes a baby sock gets past the filter and becomes clogged in the small spinner that allows the suction to begin to drain the tank. I had this issue twice in the past. I had to unplug the device and take off the front cover. My washer at the time had the spinner located in the bottom of the drum on the front side gladly, and I dissasembled it. Lo and behold, a tiny white sock was in there (with some loose change). Once I removed it, and re-assembled it, it worked fine. Cost? nothing. I called a repair person to ask about it in general, and they told me about 50.00 to just come out, not counting labor. Check for small items/socks etc...

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Go to LOWES and talk to the people in the appliance section.
They have a tablet that you need to run through your washer. I have to run the tablet every 6 months to avoid the odor.

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