Tip & How-To about Washing Machines

Before Using Your Washing Machine For The First Time

Your washing machine is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. Read on to learn what you need to do before using your washing machine for the first time.

First things first, before setting up your washing machine, remove the transit bolts from the back of the machine. Keep the transit bolts safe and re-fit them if you need to transport your washing machine in the future.

It is important that your washing machine is level and securely positioned on all four feet. Use a spirit level to check that the machine is level. Incorrect installation may cause the washing machine to vibrate.

Connect your washing machine. Check to ensure that the hose is not trapped, kinked, twisted, folded or crushed. Once you have made all of the connections, carefully turn your water supply on and check for leaks.

Tests were carried out on your appliance at the factory and as a result, water may be left in the washing machine. To remove any water I recommend that the first wash is carried out without any laundry.

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What do the symbols on the machine mean on the WFD 1060 bosch washing machine

Try this website. I explains the most common symbols Bosch use.

https://www.bosch-home.co.uk/experience-bosch/using-your-appliance/washing-machine-symbols-guide#/Togglebox=8805164-8781535-1/
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Please tell me if an NA VR5500L Panasonic washing machine has a water heater? If it does, how does it work? the drain coming out is cold. THANKS A LOT

The only appliance that heats water internally for cleaning is a dishwasher. Washing machines don;t heat water. It's not efficient. Various industries have work their hardest to keep you from using hot water or the chemicals(phosphates) that help you clean better without it. Dishwashers warm 3 gallons no more than 20 degrees during a 30 minute cycle. Some washing machines are designed to avoid hot water completely and call themselves energy effient to get people to buy them. My wife would cut my heart out if I brought one home.
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I was thinking of what sort of training i would need to be a home appliance repair and service person. I know i would have to have training in anykind of refrigeration unit to store and recycle the gas. Also looked into the courses to test and tag electical appliances. But where could i get the qualifications to work on other appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and microwaves ?.

I learned to work on appliances doing apartment maintenance. Because of the large
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If you can take a pool course as well (usually less than 100 dollars including text)
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i need a knob , for why washing machine

http://www.repairclinic.com/Whirlpool-Washing-Machine-Parts

I buy parts at Repairclinic.com

They keep my old Maytag going

You can also google-search 'Maytag washing machine parts'

You need to know your model number ... so there is a metal tag located on back of machine that has this information.
The tag has all kinds of little numbers that are hard to read


I have a tip for all your appliance labels ...
Take a photo of the tag with your digital camera, and then download the full-size photo to your computer. This will make numbers easy to read. And you have a record of all your model numbers with voltage and amperage when you go comparison shop for a replacement.
The tag tells me the machine is 120V and 7Amps, which means it uses 840Watts (120 X 7) ... so each hour it runs, it uses .84 Kilowatt-hours or .84Kwh of electricity and now I can figure how much it costs each year to operate the appliance.

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