I replacewd the mixing valve on my daughters Kemore washer.
In putting the machine back together, I forgot to pull the small white plastic tab through the diamond shaped hole in the back and turn it 90 degrees to hold it in place. I assume this is some sort of stabilizing part. Is it necessary to fix this before running the machine? I am now 300 miles away and she can't do this herself.
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Re: I replacewd the mixing valve on my daughters Kemore...
Any water hammer or vibration (unbalanced load etc.) will cause the valve + lines to move - without the tab being locked in. It should be fine until you get home though as long as your connections are tight.
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Press 2 metal tabs. About 6" from the sides on the front of washer. Plastic ring on top has tabs that need to be disengaged to disconnect the ring. Once ring has been removed the area between the plastic tub & metal tub is accessible. Check for small articles of clothing, like socks or underwear. Inner tub can be removed by: snap up plastic cap (small slot for tool to slip in and pop up). Remove 7/16 nut and remove agitator (may require to be rocked back & forth, sits on a splined shaft). Remove 5 small phillips screws, being careful not to drop any, and pull inner metal tub up (may require it being shimmied back and forth). Removing this tub will give full access to any debris or articles of clothing that may be under it. Please keep in mind that if you're challenged in reassembly
Its the spill valve that stuck under the micro swith, this is quite easy to fix, to take the cover off there are 3 square plastic tabs under the machine, pull these out about 1/2 in that releases the tabs on the case's edge press the case inwards where the tabs were & take cover off, at the hose end the black cover is held by 4 torx screws, take that off and remove the detergent holder, then take the 2 torx screws that hold the micro switch out, pull that away forwards & sideways, take the 4 torx screws off the cylinder head cover & take
the spill valve out, this is probably stuck so take care not to damage it as you try to pull it out, clean the valve & most important clear the bore in the cylinder head, its probably built up a white powderlike aluminium oxide, be careful not to scratch the bore, lubricate the spill-valve & it should now push back with not much resistance, now put it all back together, you could test to see if its workind OK before you fit the top cover, (if it doesn't you haven't cleaned the spill-valve & bore properly)
NOW DO IT AGAIN PROPERLY HA HA HA
sounds like a bad / stuck mix valve --- the mix valve is the plastic part that the hot/cold hoses connect to on the back of the machine,, remove the two hoses..remove the back panel and the valve is held in place by one small screw,, label wires hot/cold and remove the valve. write down the make,model and serial number of th emachine and take the valve down to your local appliance repair shop and buy a new valve and then install into the machine --- hook everything back upp and test the machine,, all should be good -- with full water flow.
this is caused by a bad mix valve -- the mix valve is the small plastice valve that the two water hoses connect to on the back of the machine. turn off the water lines, and remove the two hoses, now remove the back panel from the machine. the valve is held in place by one small screw, lable wires hot and cold ( to make install easier ) -- remove the valve and take it down to your local appliance repair shop and buy a matching new one. install and hook everything back up and all should be good and working proper.
Well I have a Roper Top Load Washer, bought it in 1998 ,no problems til back 6 years ago we had someone come fix it. My problem was the same wouldn't drain or spin. The problem was it was clogged, in the front when you lift off the washer casing theres a white piece connected to to tubes that drain. well there was my daughters pair of underwear in there and a couple small socks. He took them out put it back together and worked ever since. Until earlier tonight we had same problem so we took it apart ourselves and found my boyfriends sock in there took it out and put it back together and works great again. So far so good. Hope this helps Good luck. Tammy
No simple solution other all you can do is try pushing it back in and pull it out. If that fails you will need to force it there is no way to get into it, LG parts are not expensive if you happen to break it.
Take top two screws out of back. Lift top at back control panel. Pull out brackets.Take out screw securing mixing valve. Pull mixing valve up through top. Unhook hose and 4 wires and WA LA! There you are.
There is a threaded stem that passes through the spout and attaches to the white plastic diveter valve. If you are starting from scratch (everything apart), you can put it back together in this order:
1) Place the white plastic diverter inside the spout. the circular side with the black round washer should face the the wall side of the shower (mating up against the threads for the water pipe).
2) The stem can now be inserted from the top and into the notched section of the white plastic diverter valve. The threaded end of the stem shoud be outside of the spout (from the top side).
3) A round black washer fits over the threads. It should sit right where the threads end. Dont push it all the way on to the unthreaded portion of the stem.
4) Screw the threaded knob onto the threads.
Should be ready to install now. Including the spout itself, there are 5 parts and are configured in this order from top to bottom.
1) Female threaded knob (the knob for operating the spout)
2) Threaded stem (threads on top)
3) Round black washer
5) Whit plastic diverter valve.
Mine leaks when I turn on the shower, thus reducing shower pressure. I looks like a poor design to me. The stem is not a tight fit in the spout and this allows the diverter to "wobble". The washer on the diverter valve does not seat tightly and allows water to leak out the tub spout when showering. I would replace the spout.
I had same problem won't build pressure. go to
http://www.wmpcs.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=14 and see
diagram. I pulled white plastic cover off top of pump (2 torx screws),
remove main pump from gas motor otherwise you wont be able to get at
the valve below. The important part is the valve below the the white
plastic piece, it has a raised slot and mine was stuck in there. I
used needle nose pinched together with pliers to lift it straight up.
After wd40 and cleaning the hole and valve it should pop in and out
easy. Put everything back mine worked like a charm after that. So at
least I know what the problem is. Great powerwasher-I use for house
painting part time and love it.