When to Replace a Gasket on a Washing Machine

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As a water-using appliance, your washer comes with a plastic gasket around the edge. In front load washers, this piece of pliable plastic forms a seal when the door is closed, preventing any of the wash water that is touching it from escaping. Unfortunately, any seal, over time, will begin to age. When that happens, you need to replace the … Read More

How to Check a Front Load Washer’s Drain Trap

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Is your washer having some problems draining properly? This is a common issues that can have a number of causes. However, before you start shopping for replacement drain motors or looking up appropriate standpipe adjustments, there is one super easy culprit you can check with very minimal disassembly – the drain trap. Many front load washers have a drain trap … Read More

How to Stop a “Walking” Washer

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A walking washer is a common issue in which your washer vibrates with so much motion that it starts to move. It literally starts walking out of position and can get as far as the plug and hoses let it. Obviously, if it starts unplugging itself and yanking the drain hose out of proper position, this is an issue. Of … Read More

Why Your Washer is Not Rinsing Clothing Properly

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Have you noticed that your clothing is coming out of your washer still a little soapy or slimy? This means that they have not been properly rinsed in the wash cycle. You may need to manually rinse them or try running the rinse cycle again. Obviously, this is not something you really want to do every time. In order to … Read More

Have You Checked Your Washer Hose Lately?

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The great thing about appliances is that most of the parts involved are designed to have a similar lifespan. However, in washers, sometimes one particular part manifests malfunction before anything else — the hose. Like a tube of rubber, you might expect the washer hose to be pretty sturdy, but it actually has a higher chance of failing before any … Read More

How to Test the Lid Switch in Your Washer

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It such a small switch, but it has such a huge effect. The lid switch on your washer is essentially a safety mechanism. It is what allows the washer to start when the lid is closed, and what is responsible for stopping the appliance when the lid is abruptly opened. This switch is what keeps water from sloshing all over … Read More