How to Fix a Jammed Washer Drum

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Washing machines function by spinning clothes inside a basket inside a tub full of soapy water. They agitate, rinse, and spin-wring the clothes before each load is ready for the dryer. Over time, slight imbalances form. The washer may shake or bump or rattle, but continue to function admirably through the years. Sometimes, however, a small item of clothing or …

6 Reasons for Excess Washing Machine Suds

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You would think that soapy suds are a good thing in the washing machine. In a very controlled sense, they are. Suds are activated soap, foaming and cleaning your clothes. However, washing machines are only meant to hold so much volume, and too many suds can quickly overwhelm a tidy residential machine.  Sudsing is a common problem for anyone doing …

Understanding Portable Laundry in an RV

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As appliance repair specialists, we occasionally get a call to an RV or well-appointed camper. Portable kitchens, bathrooms, and even portable laundry rooms are surprisingly common, and more than a little finicky. One of the biggest challenges of RV life and long road trip travel is doing laundry. Today, we’re here to share a few pro tips on how to …

How to Replace a Worn Water Inlet Gasket in Your Electrolux Washing Machine

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In your Electrolux washer model EFLW317TIW the inlet valve is connected to the dispenser assembly. To prevent the connections from leaking, all three insertion points are sealed with gaskets. If one or more of the gaskets are worn or defective, you’ll notice a puddle forming on the floor near the left side of your washing machine. While all leaks are alarming, a …

Eight Ways to Maintain Your Front-Loading Washing Machine

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The front-loading washing machine is the hottest thing in laundry technology. Admittedly, that’s not saying much, but front-load washers have many great qualities. Not only is it more fun to watch the clothes tumble through washing and drying, but front-load washers are also more efficient with both electricity and water. Front-load washers use less soap, less power, less water, and …

How to Clean Your Washing Machine

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The washing machine is an essential part of keeping a clean house. It saves you hours every week washing and wringing out the family clothing. But the one thing it’s all too easy to forget is that your washing machine can sometimes need washing. We never think of this because it’s hard to conceptualize the idea of a dirty cleaning …

How to Replace the Drain Pump of Your Top-Load Washer

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A washing machine needs to drain regularly. With every load, it fills with water and drains at least twice, to wash and to rinse. Many wash cycles take several fills for various wash and rinse phases. So if your washer has stopped draining or started flooding, you’re looking for an answer fast. Start by checking the drain hose for kinks …

How to Replace Top-Load Washer Lid Switch Lock Assembly

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Top-loading washers have an important lid function that prevents both mess and injury; a simple mechanism that controls and detects whether the lid is open. The lid switch knows whether or not the lid is open and won’t start a wash cycle until the lid is closed. The lid lock, understandably, locks the lid of the washer shut while a …