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Corroded lip Just want to know how to remove the top section of washer so as to remove corrosion and repaint.

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Re: corroded lip

Need to know what you are referring to as the top. Do you mean the lid or the chassis top.

The actual top section is bolted from the inside.

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Can "ol" error because by spongy floor tiles or a move?

If you've already tried putting it on a piece of 3/4" plywood, try running it with a small load. If the error persists you could have dislodged one or more of the tub suspension springs so open the top (like the hood of a car) and check the 4 springs. If the unit is old and the springs are worn they can be replaced.

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POTENTIAL BUYERS BEWARE (Current owners ? tough luck) Some of these front load...

This advice is for preventing or getting rid off that awful mildew smell associated with front loader style washing machines.

The first thing to do is to CHECK IN AND AROUND THE RUBBER DOOR BOOT (called a bellow) for small articles of clothing (like socks and underwear) that may have gotten lodged in behind the rubber. Pull the rubber back where it meets the wash tub and look behind it. It is common for small items to get stuck here, become forgotten and start to mildew. You should check this area after each wash and clean it periodically to get rid of the formation of soap scum, mold, and mildew. HINT: When you get ready to wash a load of towels, take a dirty towel and clean the door boot thoroughly (including the areas behind the rubber). Immediately place the towel in the wash and run it on a sanitary cycle. This way you eliminate the need for cleaning rags.

PERIODICALLY RUN THE WASHER ON A CLEANING CYCLE. Place the washer on the hottest setting you have (usually a Sanitary cycle) with nothing but bleach in the wash tub. Some newer models actually have a “Clean Cycle” available now just for this purpose. This helps keep the wash tub, drain lines and pump sanitized.

CHECK AND CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER. Accumulations of debris in the drain pump filter can also cause odors. HINT: If you own a shop vac, pull the drain hose from the standpipe at the wall and pull a vacuum on the line. This will drain any residual water left in the tub, pump and drain lines BEFORE you remove the drain pump cover. This will prevent a messy clean up later.

LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN IF POSSIBLE. When not in use, leave the door open to allow the tub to air out and to keep mold and mildew from forming on the door bellow. I know this may not be desirable in some households with small children. If too much mildew forms on the rubber and it cannot be removed, replacement of the bellow may be required.

NOTE: This problem is common with front loader style washing machines. The doors on these machines have an air tight/water tight seal that is great for sealing the washer during the wash cycle, but can be terrible for collecting small garments and for not allowing the tub to properly air out when not in use. Following these simple preventive measures can go a long way towards preventing harmful mold and mildew, and towards extending the life of the door bellow and pump.

on Oct 10, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Maytag washing machine 300 quiet series says UL even when clothes are adjusted. Is there a way to calibrate the level sensor?

Not sure you're going to like this....first reset the washer per the manual and try again. At this point if you need to address the failure you may want to print this.

First, OL/UL stands for "Overload", so in other words, the washer thinks the tub is too hard to move because it's overloaded and the motor is struggling or the unit is way out of balance causing the washer to struggle. The most common problem is a nut below the inner tub that needs to "float". Floating is when the tub fills up with water to a certain level the inner basket will rise about 1 inch from the center agitator. What this does is disengage the basket from the motor so that the agitator can rotate independently from the basket. If the basket does not float then when it tries to agitate the whole basket will turn back and forth at the same speed as the agitator and this will cause the OL/UL error code.

To fix the problem if the basket is not floating you will have to take the washer apart. Below are the steps to follow if you are mechanically able to tackle it and be prepared to spend some time at this.

1. Unplug the power cord

2. Lift the top of the washer up, to do this there are 2 latches in the seams between the top and the bottom sections. These latches are about 6 1/2 inches from the right side and left side of the washer. You need to insert a small screwdriver (be careful not to scratch the paint) and push the latch while lifting the top section.

3. The top will actually fold back leaving the inner tub fully exposed. Support the glass lid so it doesn't get damaged because it is very heavy and will fall open when you flip the top back.

4. Remove the plastic top of the tub. There is one hose connected at the back and there are several snaps around the outer edge that hold it on. Remove the hose and unsnap the snaps and set it aside.

5. Remove the cap covering the very center of the agitator. It is just snapped in place and can be pried off with a small screwdriver.

6. Remove the center screw under the cap.

7. Remove the agitator, you need to lift it evenly and might have to work your way around by pulling on one of the three fins and then the next and so on. I also had luck using a small pair of needle nose pliers and grabbing a small lip inside the area where the screw was and pulling from there.

8. Remove the 6 Phillips screws in the middle holding the plastic top gear in place. Be very careful you don't drop one of the screws because it can fall through the slots in the basket and be lost below.

9. Remove the plastic top gear.

10. Pull the plastic lower gear off of the splined shaft. It should pull right off.

11. Now you need to pull the basket up and off of the shaft. This is where you might have problems because the basket might be corroded to the shaft. If you can grab the basket on both sides under the outer lip and pull upward it might pull up. If not, then you will have to figure out a way to get it off.

12. Once the basket is off you will notice there is liquid inside of it. That is factory sealed in there so do not worry about that, it is normal.

13. With the basket is off you will be able to see that the shaft is probably corroded and the inside bearing on the basket is corroded. Clean these both off very good and check to see if the basket can easily go back on the shaft and slide up and down without getting stuck. You may need to sand and file the shaft a little bit to get it totally cleaned up. The inner bearing of the basket is plastic so it is pretty easy to clean with light sanding.

14. Reassemble in the reverse order and your done. Check to make sure the basket can easily float now by pulling up on it from the top inside lips.

Now if for some reason you don't find corrosion or the issue is not fixed, order and replace the 4 suspension rods because they have just become weak.

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How do i get to the rotor position sensor on a fisher paykel gwl11

This is a common issue and is due to corrosion inside the RPS, You need to lean the machine back and remove the rotor cover (round with a nut in the middle), Then remove the 4 x 3/8" bolts and drop the stator down. you can then remove and replace the RPS, I have repaired a lot of these and have not yet found one that was fixable by cleaning the connections.

May 04, 2014 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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Washing machine doesnt wash

Fault code 130 means the RPS (rotor position sensor) is not sending correct signals to the control board. The RPS is a small electronic device mounted on top of the motor copper stator. Either the wiring plug attached to the RPS has corroded the contacts or the RPS needs replacing. You will have to lie the machine down on front face to access the motor. Unscrew the centre bolt and remove the outer rotor bowl, then loosen the 4 hex. head bolts holding the stator about half way. Pull stator down so you can remove the wiring plug from RPS. Check for corrosion. If no corrosion then remove & replace the RPS.

Mar 15, 2014 | LG WD-1280FHD Front Load Washer

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My draining tube is plugged, I need to know how to open the top of the washer to clean the tube?

What helps me quite a bit is a simple plumbers hand-snake. Stick it in, turn, grabs gookus, pulls good out, and all is good. ..takes 5 minutes. Otherwise you'll have to release top clips with putty knife in between panel and top, one on right and one on left, lift, remove screws around pump cleanout panel, remove screws from inside side lips of front panel, pull top towards you, and down, and pull off bottom clips.

Oct 02, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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The washing machine is rusted under the lid. How do I take the top off so that I can repaint? The model is RAX7245KQO. I need to take the top of the cabinet off to repaint. I need directions as to how to...

you have to use ether a screwdriver of a wedge in the seal about a inch below the top and pry up it is held by strong spring clips it will take some work when done you just pop it down unplug unit first hope this helps

Aug 30, 2010 | Roper RAX7244KQ Top Load Washer

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Spider bracket on back of S.S tub rotted away

this does not apply only to Kenmore brand machines, the 970 is manufactured by Frigidaire but to many others a s well.

I do not believe the 'rot' of the spider is galvanic corrosion but what is know as pitting or chemical corrosion.

Aluminium, and its alloys, are corroded when immersed in an aqueous solution with a pH value below about 4.0 (acidic) [nitric acid is a well known exception] or above about 8.0 (alkaline), most laundry aids, detergent including HE detergent, borax, bleach (sodium hypochlorite), sodium carbonate (washing soda), sodium percarbobante (found in Affresh and OxiClean [powder]), sodium hydroxide, Affresh and OxiClean can have pH values above 8.0 should the required concentrations be reached. At the normal operating levels found in washing machines these values are not exceeded. However when the machine is shut down any water remaining will contain, inter alia, soil from the laundry, products of the interactions between the soil and the laundry aids used, unused laundry aids, and the chemicals found in the tap water. As the water from this mixture evaporates the concentration of the 'impurities' rises until such time as a 'smelly sludge' develops and/or a pH level above about 8.0 is reached and corrosion occurs.

Prime areas for these deposits to occur are, in my opinion, the recesses found at, or very near, the hub of some of the aluminium alloys spiders found in front load washing machines. The final spin, no matter how fast, will not, in my opinion, remove all the 'water' from theses recesses.

To view a corroded spider (not to the point of catastrophic failure) and one with a build of 'smelly crud' please visit: -

These spiders were removed from Frigidaire built 'Kenmore' machines.

To see fractured spiders from Frigidaire built machines, Whirlpool 'Duets' and other manufacturers' please visit: -

Or, for a Whirlpool spider

Not all manufacturers use spiders with recesses, Speed Queen do not (Speed Queen call them trunnions) and photographs at: -

show Miele spiderss without recesses. There may be others.

Should corrosion of the spider have occurred it is also my contention that it is highly likely that the principal product of this corrosion, aluminium oxide, will harbour 'water', as described above which, in time will turn foul smelling.

Additionally the main product of the spider corrosion is aluminium oxide, the same hard, abrasive material used as the 'grit' for some 'sandpapers. I believe that should some of this get into the wash water the soft lips of the spider shaft seal will not survive very long and once the seal has failed water an the aluminium oxide will get into the bearings and it is goodbye bearings.

There is a good paper on galvanic corrosion at: -
and a good, one page paper on what the author calls 'micro galvanic corrosion', I grew up calling it 'pitting corrosion'.

Apr 14, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Loose cabinet

take the screws off the control panel, then pop the 2 clips. cabinet will pull off. then put the front lip under the lower brace and lower it back onto frame. once you get it lined up snaps the clips back in place

Jan 25, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Can't get top off kenmore washer model # 110 22852 100

No problem. What you want to do is this, remove the screws from the back panel first to remove that metal plate protecting the wires. Once off you need to take off the two covers on the sides of the control panel. There is one on each side, just pop them off. Once off you will see there is a screw under there holding the control panel in place. Remove the screws and that will lean back. Next take a flat head screw driver and put it under the lip of the lid on the front of the washer. I mean the lip that is about an inch down from the top on the front. Pry up and the whole lid will pop up. You will see the lid switch there held in by a screw, follow the wire to where it plugs in and unplug it and replace with the new one. Let me know if you have any other questions and if this was helpful to you. Always happy to help and good luck.

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