Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

Thanks for the butter knife suggestion

I am in lakewood, and again, ya know what I did? I just reversed the stinkin hoses and am washing on the warm/warm cycle which is of course cold cold being that the hot water is dead , better than a sharp stick in the eye for now. I heard that frigidaire washers are notoriously razor sharp, I was told by one repairman that its almost as if frigidaire doesnt own a metal file or metal sander in the whole corp. and you know when you are sent out on a frigidaire repair you are gunna get cut,gloves too bulky for the fine toothed motor skills, I have never seen a repairman doning a pair of gloves EVER, but plenty of battle wounds. So for now, longer story longer, I am going to be happy to wash in just cold, s-h-i you know the last letter, I am hard pressed to get into these guts, wires and such, I know nothing about this stuff, I am not a repairman, and as much as I would love to fly a rocket to the moon, simply the desire to do so doesnt make me an astrounuat no matter how many step by step instructions I am given. I know my limitations now, seeing the **** of taking that back panel off, it looks as though I have to remove the top front and back the way it is all put together, if you know of any good repairmen in southern california lemmie know.I can order the part I dont know if that would take the first two hundred off lol seriously I will purchase a brand new washer for the costs here for the replacement of that stinkin valve, it really is crappy, i think i would find great joy in pushing the washer over the cliff before i hand over the family food shelter gasoline and utilities money...I am sure I am not the only one in this boat,so unless you see any reason why i should at this point go on and attempt to repair it myself do you think I can get away with the washing in cold or is it a matter of only a short while before the other side goes out? i just dont get it. I am not going to test ohms nor the continuity at the switch, i have absolutely NO CLUE as to what I am doing, the back of the washer looked scarey enough the hoses scared me, I know sad, I hope you got a good laugh out of my attempt at the big boys stuff, this is why I am against womens libbers, I know my place and I am grateful as hell to all the men in the world who take good care of us women truely, this is guy stuff, I am going to go make banana pudding for our dessert and start marinating our chicken for our grilled lime cilantro garlic chicken and wash a couple more loads of laundry clean the front and back bathroom give a couple of kids baths set my hair feed the 90lb dog and the cats and finish putting away the costco stuff and somewhere between all of this wrap up the painting in the front room, i start school next week and i am carrying a full load of classes so know the rest. Buying a new one looks better and better.

Posted by whattaburger on

  • whattaburger Aug 14, 2008

    If I switched it out what good would that do? I am only on cold cold because I turned the switch on the top to warm/warm,and just reversed the hoses at the wall not the machine...I really dont care if the ****** says warm/warm,I know what it really means and trust me the fat chances around here of anyone going near the washer....let me catch my breath I had to get back on the chair here I fell off me, not a snowballs chance in hell of anyone else doing any laundry ..still laughing..thank you for all of your it wont cause any problems like electrical fires or any stuff like that if i still use the washer when the hot cylenoid is out will it? I was thinking about what you said about switching the wires around but then i would only be washing in hot no thats not right ...see what happens when i think about this stuff...just talking about it confuses me...i dont mean to sound like a helpless girl and trust me, i have taken many a group of kids out beach camping by myself without anyone to set up camp for me, just the kids and me,so having said that, I would like to still have your expertise about the fire risk if i continue to use the washer just with the hoses switched at the wall no big deal right? i just unhooked the hot hose at the wall and put it on the cold one at the wall and remembered to put the cold hose at the wall faucet and attached it to the hot wall faucet, I was told by someone you simply never ever leave that dead one dangling water can still find a way out of it,so I did as I was told. so here is there any reason to believe if i did purchase the part that that is exactly what is wrong?is it scarey to attach. I am such a clean freak after washing in cold several days I am so unhappy with the laundry especially with the teenagers and stuff,just yukky I need the hot water,so if i purchase the part is installing it a really big job,please be frank with me, I have been totally honest with you regarding unsureness,could a girly girl like me do it?write back love, thank you for being so patient with me, you are wonderful.



1 Answer


  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,028 Answers

Wish i had found someone like you 36 yrs ago ! if you want to go back to cold/cold pop the top and just switch the wires between the coils now cold setting will match hose configuration..good luck with the classes gene

Posted on Aug 14, 2008


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Clogged light staying on despite there being no clog, won't pick up anything with even just the hose.

If the light goes out if you disconnect the hose, there's something in the hose or wand.

Mar 14, 2014 | Dirt Devil Easy Lite Quick Vacuum

1 Answer

When i try and start the washer it hums it won't fill it spins just won't fill

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
Turn off the water at the wall connection remove the hoses noting the positons of HOT and COLD. Then clean the inlet screens in the water valve. (lift out by using a knife blade on the outside of the screen) Wash the screens by rubbing your fingers ofer them under slow running water then reinstall them.

Before you start try a hot wash.. and then cold wash to see if either has water coming into the machine. If it works there is a way to back flush the water valve using a warm water wash. You remove one hose and stick it in a bucket. Turn ON the other hose and let water flow into the bucket while gentily tapping on the hose connection with a screw driver HANDLE. Reverse hose connections and repeat hose in bucket and tapping on hose connection. Reconnect both hoses then try HOT and COLD wash fill cycles. Let me know what happened.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Dec 13, 2010 | Admiral Washing Machines

1 Answer

Maytag Atlantis leaking water, not from hoses - solution?

Hi this could be coming from a number of places. First get putty knife or possible a butter knife and pop the top. There are 2 clips holding it on they are at the top front about 2" in from the corners... Push in knife and pull up on top at the same time...Fold the top back out of the way and observe inside to see where the water is leaking. If it is coming from underneath you may need to remove the front to screw top left and right then fold out and up to remove. Observe underneath to see where the leak is.
If I can help with anything else please let me know.

Apr 13, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

6 Answers

The upper burr stuck upside down!

Yes, this butter knife trick is the way that Capresso customer service recommends. Just to clarify the tip of the butter knife is the only portion inserted...DO NOT shove the entire blade into the grinder. Just the tip in the furthest to the right side of the "smiley face ****" that is on the top of the grinder without the clear plastic hopper. just imagine a birds eye view. Once you have the tip of the butter knife all the way to the right of the "smiley face ****" then just rotate counter-clockwise until it does not go any further. This should have dislodged the top part of the grinding cone and then simply pick it up with your fingers, flip 180 and put it in the correct way.

Jan 30, 2010 | Jura Capresso Infinity 565 / 560 Grinder

1 Answer

I am trying to remove the filter from a tappan range hood model HD1442I I see clips on each side of the filter but they don't want to move.

They are more than likely stuck from grease take a butter knife and slid it between the hood and the screen and break the grease seal all around the screen then try removing it by pulling on the tabs at the same time in one direction away from the frame it should come out. You can go to Wal Mart and buy Super clean to clean the grease out of it and the hood as well. Be sure to wear rubber gloves when using the super clean, it's in the automotive section if yo have a spray bottle you can buy the gallon jug it's like $7.00 for a gallon and $4.99 for 10 oz. spray bottle and I use it on everything cars stoves washing machines and any appliance that needs cleaned it is a very powerful cleaner. Hope this helps, if this does not do the trick let me know and I will give ya some more advice but pretty sure it's just the spattered grease holding it in place. Hope this helps and thanks for using fix-ya.

Jan 19, 2010 | Tappan TEF242 Electric Kitchen Range

1 Answer

Water won't stop running washer runs over will not agitate

It sounds like the fill switch is either disconnected from the detection hose, or broken.

To open the machine, press the spring clips inward with a butter knife or putty knife, and lift up the top panel. You may need a flashlight to see where the clips are, but they are in the crevice between the top panel and the front panel, on the left and right sides. Once lifted you should find a thin hose that leads from the side of the barrel to the switch in the control panel. Pull it off the switch and blow into the hose to make sure that it isn't clogged. Put everything back together, and if it does it again, you need a new switch.

Jul 28, 2009 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Anything i really need to know before i attempt to do it myself?

actually shouldn't be that hard i'm assuming that is just washer not a stacked washer/dryer..get a putty knife (or dull butter knife)press release clips along top edge of washer top lifts up with top as far back as possible you should be able to reach into corner where valve is ..remove rear mounting screws in valve ..pull valve up where you can get to it remove wires then small hose ..reverse for reassembly..where do you live ..i could retire next week with the prices you're being quoted

Aug 11, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Leaking from the front

take a butter knife and release the two clips on the top of the front panel (look in the seem between the top and front panel and push the butter knife directly into the clips), this will release the front panel from the machine. then you can see where the water is coming from.

May 14, 2008 | GE WHRE5260E Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Spin doesn't work...

THE WASHER HAS 2 CLIPS IN THE FRONT. Use A butter knife or puddy knife and push them back then pull the front off a flashlight will help you find the retainer clips

Mar 31, 2008 | GE Profile Prodigy WPSE4200A

1 Answer

Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher

the odd shaped screws are called trox screws and can get a set of drivers any where also pull the hose off the sink connection and check it there the main motor reverses and acts as the drain pump if you recently installed it to a garbage disposal make sure you knocked the plug out where the dishwasher connects if not check the hole there i found a olive pit in one one day now when you go to by the trox drivers and a bunch of things are using them now days get the set in the metal case that fold out like a pocket knife if you know what i mean and the drain hose must come up 20 inches and then loop to the sink drain so let me know what you find and if i can help further

Mar 18, 2008 | Dishwashers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

161 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1481 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18336 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides