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WHAT YEAR IS MY MAYTAG WASHER?

Question moved to Maytag from Misc. You have a serial number that does not follow guidelines. https://www.google.com/search?q=WHAT+YEAR+IS+MY+MAYTAG+WASHER ..
11/29/2022 1:34:15 AM • Maytag Washing... • Answered 22 minutes ago • 14 views
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Haier Washing Machines Temperature sensor error, can I fix this myself?

The first thing to do is to clean the machine following the manufacturer's directions in the owner's manual. I've seen a number of washing machines that generated fault codes because lint or other muck gummed up a sensor; the cleaning process often is enough to take care of the problem. In the U. S., we have a product called CLR (Calcium, Lime and Rust remover) that does a nice job of cleaning out washing machines. I think the primary ingredient is dilute citric acid. Some manufacturers recommend chlorine bleach - go with what is in the manual first. If the cleaning process doesn't eliminate the error code, yes, you probably still can fix the washer, if you can open it. If you know the model number, you may even be able to obtain a service manual that will tell you what to look for. Warning: unplug the machine before removing any covers. Exposed electrical terminals are a shock hazard if the machine is plugged in. Some appliances have a wiring diagram attached inside, or on a service sheet stored inside the control panel. If you find it, the wires going to the temperature sensor will be identified by the colors. For example, a YEL/BLK wire is yellow with a black stripe. You can trace these wires to find and identify the temperature sensor. Once you find the sensor (it will be somewhere in contact with the wash water, probably on or near the tub), inspect the electrical connections at the sensor and at the control unit, and clean up or repair any corroded connections. Check the wiring to make sure it hasn't been pinched between parts and damaged. If the wiring looks good, take the sensor out and remove any muck that is built up on it. Be sure to wipe clean the gasket or o-ring, and any sealing surfaces in contact with the gasket. Re-install, put the machine back together (being careful not to pinch any wires between parts or panels!) and test it. If you still get the error, you may have to replace either the sensor or the controller.
11/29/2022 12:11:38 AM • Haier Washing... • Answered 2 hours ago • 14 views
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DOOR LOCK SYMBOL FLASHING RED HOTPOINT WASHER - HE8L 493G UK

Make sure that the door is well aligned and closes fully, no material interfering. Examine all around. The door switch may be bad, or just loose or misadjusted.
11/28/2022 6:27:10 PM • Washing Machines • Answered 7 hours ago • 3,204 views
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My drum paddles keep breaking off. Nothing stuck inside drum. Getting fed up and don't want to call someone out - would rather a temporary fix for now. Can someone reccomend a glue to fix it?

Your best option is to call someone out! If this is on a washing machine glue won't last very long as the force with which the drum spins will be too much for the glue to hold. Is the machine doing anything else different? This can give clues to why the paddles keep breaking.
11/28/2022 1:22:29 PM • Washing Machines • Answered 13 hours ago • 13 views
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So my Roper washer model RAS8445KQ0 will not spin and rinse?

Question edited for typos. Sounds as if the switch was wired wrong. https://www.google.com/search?q=Roper+washer+model+RAS8445KQ0+replace+lid+switch ..
11/27/2022 8:43:48 PM • Roper Washing... • Answered Yesterday • 18 views
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Hotpoint washer/dryer WD640 model will not turn on?

Ideas here but you probably need service. Check the outlet with another item known to work. https://www.google.com/search?q=Hotpoint+WD640+model+will+not+turn+on ..
11/27/2022 8:29:54 PM • Hotpoint Washing... • Answered Yesterday • 16 views
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My speed queen will keep running through all cycles and now it full and won't drain.....please help

The drain pump is clogged or not working. Some washers have belt-driven pumps - check the belt. If it is practical, unplug the washer and try turning the pump by hand (with the belt removed if it has one). If you can't turn it in either direction, it is jammed up or the bearing has seized. If you need help identifying the pump, look online for appliance parts for your model. Most online dealers will have photos of the parts. The pump will be somewhere in the drain line from the tub to the drain hose.
11/27/2022 7:28:02 PM • Speed Queen... • Answered Yesterday • 17 views
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Kenmore front load washer rocks when spinning and cant seem to get it level so that it doesnt rock side to side

By 'side to side' I'm assuming you mean it's rocking left to right and not front to back? The most common direction it will rock will be on a diagonal line. How far is it rocking? A small amount or a large amount? Small amounts can be adjusted. If it has recently started rocking badly, especially on high spin, it might suggest there is another issue that needs looking at. Most machines only have adjusters on the front. Wind both feet all the way In then wind them both Out again 5 full turns. You might need a helper for this as you will need to tilt the machine to take the weight off the feet. Physically push and pull the machine to see which direction it is rocking. It will always rock on the highest points. On the corner that lifts wind that foot Out half a turn and the other foot In half a turn. Repeat this using Half or Quarter turns until the machine levels out. If the rocking direction changes sides wind the foot you have just wound Out back In the half/ quarter turn you have just used but Not the other foot. You might need to 'fine tune' with more eighth and quarter turns over the next few times you use the machine. At this point you only need to adjust the foot that actually lifts off the floor. If it rocks evenly down the centre line of the machine it might be the actual floor causing the issue.
11/27/2022 8:53:22 AM • Kenmore Washing... • Answered Yesterday • 19 views
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Fisher & Paykel Washing Machine won't move

Make sure all of the plumbing (drain and fill hoses) and the power cord are disconnected. You might discover that one or more of these is on a "tight leash" and needs to be reconfigured or replaced with something longer so the washer fits in its intended new location. Maybe the installer used rigid pipes instead of hoses. Another possibility is that there's something sticky or snagged under the machine. There is no "lock into place" feature on any washer I've ever seen; there's no reason for it unless it's part of a vertical stack. Look under the machine with a bright light - if you don't see something crazy like a warped floorboard sticking up, try lifting the machine straight up or tilting it slightly to see if it will "unstick" from the floor. Do this for each side, or the back first, then the front.
11/27/2022 6:07:15 AM • Fisher Washing... • Answered Yesterday • 14 views
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New Whirlpool washer keeps draining while filling.

make sure drain hose is above drum
11/26/2022 11:41:37 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered 2 days ago • 32 views
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Water comes out hot both sides

Hi, please first check that your temperatures settings are correct for your water machine. If the setting are fine, please double check that the dispenser isn't next to a device that emits heat (ie oven, toaster, boiling pot). If not, then I would then attempt to setup the item as if it was brand new. Lastly, you can trace back your actions with the dispenser to attempt to remember the last thing you did before this issue occurred. Thank you.
11/26/2022 3:49:53 AM • Washing Machines • Answered 2 days ago • 20 views
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How to bypass a six wire lid lock?

Never bypass lid locks in the same way you wouldn't expose the wires in your mains household fuse box, or remove the guard from a fan or circular saw. They were fitted after a child put his arm into a top loader as it was spinning and had his arm torn off. Mother sued the company and won. All makers fitted locks. Just buy a new one and fit it. Google make model lid lock https://www.google.com/search?q=GE+model+lid+lock ..
11/26/2022 2:34:20 AM • Washing Machines • Answered 2 days ago • 15 views
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LG top loader has error code DL

This error means that the lid lock isn't engaging or the lock signal was not received by the control board. This could be because something blocked the lid from closing. Check for dirt or a piece of laundry in the latch area. (On some models of top-load washers the lock mechanism involves a small magnet. If this applies, check that the magnet hasn't fallen out.) Unplug the washer for a few minutes to reset the error code. If the error persists, you'll need to check if the problem is the lock mechanism not moving freely or damaged/corroded wiring at the switch or at the control board or electronics of the switch. If the switch and wiring are okay, then the control board could be faulty. I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the model number of the washer if you need help finding a parts list/diagram. Cindy Wells
11/26/2022 12:51:11 AM • LG Washing... • Answered 3 days ago • 20 views
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Kenmore 20 Porcelain Plus Refrigerator. Model number 8740911 makes banging noise when the cooling cycle ends. Quite loud. Refrigerator works fine. Any ideas?

Make sure the fridge is level back to front and left to right. Banging is normally the compressor shuddering on its rubber mounts, or the compressor is failing. Watch the unit from the rear as it shuts off. You may need to remove a cover held by a couple of screws. https://www.google.com/search?q=Kenmore+20+porcelain+plus+banging ..
11/25/2022 8:07:05 PM • Kenmore Washing... • Answered 3 days ago • 16 views
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LF code appears on whirlpool wtw8800yw0 washer

possible weak water solenoid
11/25/2022 5:33:59 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered 3 days ago • 49 views
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Whirlpool heavy Duty Stylemaster 4213631won't agitate

if belt on drum ok check under agitator for worn cogs
11/25/2022 5:30:39 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered 3 days ago • 40 views
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GE washer gtw465asn2ww. Hot water only trickles in. I just replaced water valve. Now only a touch better.

if good pressure at solenoid possible calcium build up in lines
11/25/2022 5:23:45 AM • GE Washing... • Answered 3 days ago • 35 views
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