20 Most Recent Equator EZ 1500 Front Load Washer / Dryer Questions & Answers

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ur counter balance weights or damper rods damaged If your washer has a loud banging noise during spin the balance weight may be loose. This weight is to counter act the weight of the motor so you will find the weight directly behind the motor. Sometimes simply tightening the bolts will fix your issue but if the bolts are stripped out get some bolts slightly longer than the original bolt to allow you to put a locking nut on the bottom side of the mounting plate. If the weight is broken replace it. Another noise issue can arise from a worn SNUBBER RING on some washers that have a snubber like some Maytags, if u notice tiny pc's of white/grey shavings on the floor or around the bottom washer area? A sign of bad snubber. When removing to replace be careful as the spring underneath is pressure loaded. A very similiar sound can be produced when the belt is worn but the difference is that a snubber noise can be produced during the spin cycle or when the cycle has finished and the spin tub is coasting to a stop. A worn belt noise can only be produced while the motor is actively engaged in spinning the spin tub. If it is discovered that the belt is worn and the base has black, shredded belt residue then it may not necessary to clean it out (belt residue generally will not cause a problem with the snubber). It will be necessary however, to find the cause of the belt failure. Lastly Washer vibration can be caused by a broken counter balance spring. Ur washer may be equipped with one or more counter balance springs which help to absorb the natural movement of the spinning tub. If a counter balance spring fails the tub might lean in one direction more than another and it will shake and cause vibration. By the way my advice is free cuz God is good! GRINDING NOISES: The plastic drive is known as a splutch (splined clutch). One problem with these washers has been loosening of the nut that locks the pulley to the agitator input shaft. If it gets loose, the pulley drops and the teeth no longer have good contact with the teeth of the splutch basket drive gear in spin mode. The solution is application of blue locktite to the threads of the input shaft. There have also been a lot of failures of the actuator that operates the cam ring of the splutch which raises and lowers the basket drive gear. It is raised for agitate mode and lowered for spin. There is a spring between the basket drive gear and the gearcase housing that maintains pressure on the basket drive gear. There are cams on the cam ring that ride up and down on cams in the splutch cam (housing) as it is rotated by the actuator thus raising and lowering the basket drive gear. The gearcase has a planetary gear set in it. 8386042-wkaz2joxiaagz3w0xil1scpn-1-0.jpg 8386042-wkaz2joxiaagz3w0xil1scpn-1-2.jpg 8386042-wkaz2joxiaagz3w0xil1scpn-1-5.jpg 8386042-wkaz2joxiaagz3w0xil1scpn-1-9.jpg 8386042-wkaz2joxiaagz3w0xil1scpn-1-14.jpg 8386042-wkaz2joxiaagz3w0xil1scpn-1-20.jpg 8386042-wkaz2joxiaagz3w0xil1scpn-1-27.jpg 8386042-wkaz2joxiaagz3w0xil1scpn-1-35.jpg
2/2/2016 8:44:22 PM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Feb 02, 2016
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My Equator vibrates so much

LOUD NOISES IN washing MACHINE; LOT OF THINGS TO CHECK, THE BELT LOOSE OR WORN, THE CLUTCH, THE TRANNY, THE BEARINGS BOTH TUB SEAL AND BEARING, THE REAR DRUM BEARING, the balance or counter weights. THE DRIVE PULLEY- If the washer is making a loud noise the drive pulley might be worn out, cracked, loose or bent. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully. If it is damaged or defective replace it. THE TRANSMISSION, THE MOTOR COUPLER, THE MOTOR DRIVE BEARINGS, THE DRIVE MOTOR- If the washer is making a loud noise the drive motor bearings may have worn out. Washer motors are normally almost silent when they run. If the motor is run without a belt hooked up to it and it's loud it will have to be replaced. The drive coupling connects the motor to the transmission and consists of two plastic drive forks with a rubber coupling between them. One of the drive forks is attached to the drive motor shaft and the other is attached to the transmission input shaft. As the motor shaft rotates, the rubber coupling between the drive forks absorbs the torque to prevent the forks from breaking. Normal use will create wear on the coupling and eventually the drive forks may slip and cause a vibrating noise. If the transmission seizes or if the spin basket cannot turn freely, then the coupling may fail and again you may experience a vibrating noise. Most models will require you to remove the cabinet to access the drive coupler. Disconnect power from the appliance before attempting any repairs. A worn drive block will usually have a pounding sound, like hammering metal, during spin when it first starts. If there is enough interlocking tab left on the drive block, you'll see it finally engage at top speed with an empty basket. In a transmission lock up the holes get enlarged in the rubber isolator and the studs break off the motor and transmission couplers. This is usually caused by the abrupt motor reversal between the agitate and pump out functions. If you hear a loud bang every time the motor reverses, the coupler is getting loose. An obvious sign of a failed coupler is a pile of black rubber shavings under the washer. If the motor runs and the agitate and spin functions don't work, the studs may have broken off the coupler (old coupler design) or the coupler may have broken at the shaft (new design) and you need a new coupler kit. The coupler can also just crack around its center hole allowing it to slip on the motor or transmission shaft hampering those functions. If the washer is making a loud noise the drain pump might be going bad or might have something caught in it. Remove the drain pump from the washer and inspect it carefully. Look for anything that might be caught in it, a piece of wire, plastic, etc. If nothing is wrong with the pump, but it's still noisy it will have to be replaced. Front load washers often use a self contained electric drain pump and the motor may be worn or damaged and require the complete pump to be replaced. Remove any foreign objects or replace the worn or damaged pump, thencarefully tighten the hose clamps and check for leaks before installing the cabinet or front panel. All front-load washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to dampen the tub movement in the spin cycle. The shock absorbers or struts are attached to the base frame and to the outer tub and you will need to remove the front panel or the rear panel to access them. When shock absorbers weaken or become damaged, the machine will often make a loud banging sound during the spin cycle and if the symptom is not corrected, can lead to damage of other components. Inspect the shocks for signs of broken attachments, leaked fluids or a weakened dampening action and replace both shocks if worn. Remove power from the appliance before attempting this repair. Some models of top-load washers use tub dampening straps to cushion the movement of the tub during the spin cycle. There are four straps attached to the top of the tub and to each corner of the cabinet Also There are four suspension rods that suspend the tub and allow the tub to free float. If the suspension rods are noisy, there will be a squeaking noise during wash. You can fix this by putting bearing (lithium base) grease in the cup that each rod rests in. If it continues to squeal replace all four rods the cups come with the rods, replace them as well. If your washer has a loud banging noise during spin the balance weight may be loose. This weight is to counter act the weight of the motor so you will find the weight directly behind the motor. Sometimes simply tightening the bolts will fix your issue but if the bolts are stripped out get some bolts slightly longer than the original bolt to allow you to put a locking nut on the bottom side of the mounting plate. If the weight is broken replace it. Another noise issue can arise from a worn SNUBBER RING on some washers that have a snubber like some Maytags, if u notice tiny pc's of white/grey shavings on the floor or around the bottom washer area? A sign of bad snubber. When removing to replace be careful as the spring underneath is pressure loaded. A very similiar sound can be produced when the belt is worn but the difference is that a snubber noise can be produced during the spin cycle or when the cycle has finished and the spin tub is coasting to a stop. A worn belt noise can only be produced while the motor is actively engaged in spinning the spin tub. If it is discovered that the belt is worn and the base has black, shredded belt residue then it may not necessary to clean it out (belt residue generally will not cause a problem with the snubber). It will be necessary however, to find the cause of the belt failure. Lastly Washer vibration can be caused by a broken counter balance spring. Ur washer may be equipped with one or more counter balance springs which help to absorb the natural movement of the spinning tub. If a counter balance spring fails the tub might lean in one direction more than another and it will shake and cause vibration. By the way my advice is free cuz God is good! GRINDING NOISES: The plastic drive is known as a splutch (splined clutch). One problem with these washers has been loosening of the nut that locks the pulley to the agitator input shaft. If it gets loose, the pulley drops and the teeth no longer have good contact with the teeth of the splutch basket drive gear in spin mode. The solution is application of blue locktite to the threads of the input shaft. There have also been a lot of failures of the actuator that operates the cam ring of the splutch which raises and lowers the basket drive gear. It is raised for agitate mode and lowered for spin. There is a spring between the basket drive gear and the gearcase housing that maintains pressure on the basket drive gear. There are cams on the cam ring that ride up and down on cams in the splutch cam (housing) as it is rotated by the actuator thus raising and lowering the basket drive gear. The gearcase has a planetary gear set in it.
2/2/2016 8:28:14 PM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Feb 02, 2016
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How do you dry on this machine? if you dry on the

The automatic preheat and drying cycle kicks in as the final wash spin is under- way. The system employs a condenser dryer in which the hot air used to dry the clothes is channeled into a drum, instead of being released into the great outdoors via a dry vent hose. Cold water is drawn into the drum at the same time. The two mix, and the result is a condensing process.

The chlothes should be dry. there may be a damp feeling to them but otherwise dry. If your machine is not drying then the element could be going bad, or a thermal cutoff. those would be the easyiest fixes.

The BIG drawback is drying. It takes about 90 minutes to dry a load, and the clothes come out very wrinkled. Because the drum is so small, the clothes don't 'toss' in heated air and don't fluff at all. Clothes also come out stiffer than a regular dryer.

5/5/2014 10:01:38 PM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on May 05, 2014
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It fills with water then does nothing no wash no

Possibly the brushes on the motor are broken or worn. If you can remove the motor, and remove the brushes, check their length against a replacement pair. Alternately, the entire motor might be faulty (broken winding, burnt commutator etc.)
9/13/2013 3:19:37 PM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Sep 13, 2013
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I have a equator 1500

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C
6/28/2011 10:45:08 AM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Jun 28, 2011
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Need door handle for EZ 1500

This is one of the oldest model sold by Equator and the factory who manufactured this model have stopped producing any more parts for this model including a few others and there is no other company carrying the parts for these models and hence it is not possible to get these parts any more.
3/1/2010 9:26:53 AM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Mar 01, 2010
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Equator washer/dryer - won't turn on at all

May be the door is not latching properly anymore and the door switch has gone bad. If you need a repair person in your area contact Appliance Desk for the same.
you can find their contact information on their website www.appliancedesk.com
2/26/2010 12:15:59 PM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Feb 26, 2010
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Replaced motor and control board everything else

curcut breaker, timer, safety switch on door
12/9/2009 11:19:00 PM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Dec 09, 2009
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My equator starts to spin never gets up to speed

If the machine does not vibrate or makes loud noises, nothing is wront with your shocks. The spin has often to do with worn motor brushes. Giving you below a general remedy for 'no spin'; might find it helpful.

Plug off the mains. You have to look for screws below the front kick-panel, the panel comes down & out. The pump is on the right side. Be prepared for dirty water. There is a drain hose here, disconnect & drain out. There could be a lot of water. Inside the big flexible tube (coming from the tub bottom) is the filter, be prepared to find all sorts of junk here, clean out. Examine your pump also, clean out the impeller. Carefully refit all. Your machine would be fine. Don’t wait for the machine to jam to look into your filter.
For some front loader models after removing the panel, the filter is in the compartment having the white screw able lid. The big hose from the bottom of your tub leads to this compartment.
5/7/2009 1:18:39 AM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on May 07, 2009
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Dryer doesnt work in my combo washer /dryer

this will be the heater at the top of the drum open cuircuit. or the thermostat o/c. or if you can no longer hear the cuirculation fan spining , then this is your problem. appliance doctor
8/17/2008 3:59:18 AM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Aug 17, 2008
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Spin problem

try..empty machine and check if filter is blocked or pump may have developed a fault
5/8/2008 3:07:01 PM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on May 08, 2008
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Burns clothes!

http://www.fixya.com/WrnModule.aspx?prdid=42469

cheak this out once
2/8/2008 6:53:58 PM • Equator EZ 1500... • Answered on Feb 08, 2008
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Equator Super Combo Washer/Dryer Unit Model 4400. Does anyone know how to repair/replace the display and/or heating element please?

This is a brand I have never heard of and it appears to be sold under different names. Likely made in China or somewhere similar. The best way to contact companies is by phone. Element, no details on how. It would be a matter of taking it apart and finding it. https://www.google.com/search?q=Equator+Super+Combo+4400+replace+heating+element Display not much help either https://www.google.com/search?q=equator+super+combo+4400+replace+heating+display+unit Look at the ONE star reviews!! https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/Equator-Super-Combo-EZ-4400-CV-Washer-dryer-width-23-5-in-depth-22-in-height-33-5-in-front-loading-13-lbs-1200-rpm-white/PRD43BPX7L923KW Here is the phone number though :>D Equator Appliances Team Hi Dorrie, I am so sorry to hear that you are having issues with the motor on your combo washer dryer. What you described is not normal at all and we want to make this issue right for you asap. Please call us directly at 800-490-8018 so we can help you with the issue you are facing. Thanks ..
7/31/2022 8:56:16 PM • Equator Washing... • Answered on Jul 31, 2022
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Equator Super Combo washer dryer Display won't turn on but works fine. Why is it doing this?

It would be best to include a model number as there are various models of this. That aside, it is possible that the communication cable between the display panel and the electronics has dislodged. That is item 7 in the attached manual: file:///C:/Users/Donald/AppData/Local/Temp/4000.pdf
11/3/2021 4:11:50 PM • Equator Washing... • Answered on Nov 03, 2021
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Equator EZ3600 cee- door will not unlock after spin cycle ends, waited 2 to 3 minutes

If you can see water in the tub, the machine is not draining the water out, and preventing the door from opening, It could also be a faulty door interlock switch. I hope this helps?
9/10/2019 6:50:47 PM • Equator Washing... • Answered on Sep 10, 2019
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