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 …

How to Stop a Washer From Vibrating Excessively

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A vibrating GE washer model WJRR4170GWW isn’t an unusual sight, however, a washer that shakes excessively, or walks during operation is abnormal and likely indicates a component in your appliance is damaged. While the list of possible malfunctions isn’t short, a broken suspension rod and a cracked tub cover are two-component failures that commonly cause a shaky washer. If you would like …

How to Safely Disconnect Your Washing Machine

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Sometimes it is necessary to move one’s washing machine. There are a number of reasons that can lead to moving a washing machine or removing it from its current location, but the task is a serious one no matter what the cause. You may be removing the machine to investigate a malfunction, repair a loose wire, or replace a broken …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Washer’s Brake Rotor

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During your washer’s agitation cycle, the brake rotor is pushed against the brake stator to control agitation movement. But if you hear squeaking during the washer’s agitation cycle or while it’s stopping, the rotor and stator aren’t fitting together properly. You will have to replace the rotor or both parts. For most Maytag washer models, order replacement part #WP35-6714 for a …

How to Replace the Mode Shifter and Shaft Assembly in Your GE Washer

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The mode shifter and shaft assembly in your GE washer model WJSR4160GWW shifts the agitate cycle to the spin cycle. If the component is faulty, your washing machine won’t switch between the two. Replacing the mode shifter and shaft assembly is a time consuming repair that requires you to disassemble the majority of your washer. If you’re worried about the difficulty level …