How to fix your washing machine

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How to fix your washing machine

Postby Graham » 7 Jan 2018, 3:31pm

. . . particularly if it is causing you some distress . . . .

https://youtu.be/f_YbBqpbIiI

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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby gaz » 7 Jan 2018, 6:54pm

My washing machine manual says:
Problem: The machine vibrates noticeably.
Solution: Ensure that the transportation screws have been removed during installation.

Guessing he should have checked the manual.
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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby Vorpal » 7 Jan 2018, 11:57pm

Graham wrote:. . . particularly if it is causing you some distress . . . .

https://youtu.be/f_YbBqpbIiI

I'm not sure why, but I laughed like a maniac, watching that.
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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby reohn2 » 8 Jan 2018, 12:03am

Vorpal wrote:
Graham wrote:. . . particularly if it is causing you some distress . . . .

https://youtu.be/f_YbBqpbIiI

I'm not sure why, but I laughed like a maniac, watching that.

Only a maniac would laugh at that :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby reohn2 » 8 Jan 2018, 12:06am

He didn't put any washing powder in :?


PS, Mrs R2 wants to know what make the machine is,if she finds out she says it'll be our next buy.
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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby Vorpal » 8 Jan 2018, 12:18am

reohn2 wrote:He didn't put any washing powder in :?


PS, Mrs R2 wants to know what make the machine is,if she finds out she says it'll be our next buy.

I think the logo is Whirlpool, but I'm not 100% certain. I'm sure you could figure it out by googling images for logos on white goods.
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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby reohn2 » 8 Jan 2018, 12:51am

Vorpal wrote:
reohn2 wrote:He didn't put any washing powder in :?


PS, Mrs R2 wants to know what make the machine is,if she finds out she says it'll be our next buy.

I think the logo is Whirlpool, but I'm not 100% certain. I'm sure you could figure it out by googling images for logos on white goods.

I'll give it a whirl.... :wink:
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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby Graham » 8 Jan 2018, 8:49am

Wanton destruction . . .

I laughed like a maniac too . . . and don't understand why it's so funny.

It was a Whirlpool. Other makes are available.

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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby reohn2 » 8 Jan 2018, 10:39am

Graham wrote:Wanton destruction . . .

I laughed like a maniac too . . . and don't understand why it's so funny.

It was a Whirlpool. Other makes are available.

There's somkind of wickedness in man/womankind :? :wink:

Thinks...... .......I wonder if a politrickian who doesn't fulfil their promises would fit in the drum :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby PH » 9 Jan 2018, 2:04pm

Friend unintentionally did something similar with a bivvy bag, it was full of water when it went into the spin cycle. No mechanical harm done, but took a decent chunk out of the wall and cosmetic damage to the machine.

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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2018, 10:37am

Some years ago, one of our cats brought a mouse in, and lost it somewhere in the kitchen. Weeks later, we noticed tell-tale mouse droppings and once or twice saw the little critter. We found that it had set up home in the washing machine internals.

I pulled the machine out and took the back off, but couldn't catch the bugger. It had built a nest on to of the stabilising concrete block and must have been deafened by the noise on full spin, but there it was ......... perfectly at home inside the machine!

I had to put the back back on and take the machine outside and remove the back again, and hope the mouse would run off. It eventually did, thank goodness.

Maybe I should have connected the spin motor directly to the mains to vibrate and scare it out. :lol: :lol:
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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby John1054 » 10 Jan 2018, 1:41pm

I wish that I hadn't looked at this topic, our 22 year old washing machine has finished its' useful service today. Goodbye old friend - haven't the heart to spin a lump of metal. :( :( :(

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Re: How to fix your washing machine

Postby Vorpal » 10 Jan 2018, 2:13pm

John1054 wrote:I wish that I hadn't looked at this topic, our 22 year old washing machine has finished its' useful service today. Goodbye old friend - haven't the heart to spin a lump of metal. :( :( :(

Ours wasn't quite so old, but I repaired it twice before we gave up and bought a new one. It doesn't take much more than a selection of YouTube videos and a bit of mechanical aptitude. The first thing that went wrong was the motor brushes. They were easy to replace. The worst part was the partial disassembly required to get to the motor. The second thing that went wrong is a couple of bolts broke. I hadn't touched them doing the motor brushes, and it looked like a fatigue failure, so I figured it was just age &/or marginal design.

The last time, one of the weights cracked. I couldn't find a replacement, and I wasn't confident of getting the weight and centre of gravity correct with a DIY solution.
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