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Tim M

Member Since 16 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2015 09:57 PM

Topics I've Started

Clothes wrap around agitator in Whirlpool Washer LA5000XPW0

28 January 2015 - 06:50 PM

Motor coupling had broken in washer.  Replaced it and it was running fine, but with no clothes.  Now I get a call with a gawd-awful racket going on in the background.


Clothes have wrapped themselves around the agitator.  This is probably what broke the coupling in the first place, though I thought I was told that something had gotten under the agitator not around it.

417.44142400 washing machine manual

25 March 2014 - 10:42 AM

How does one find the service manuals for Kenmore machines, anyway?


F28 and door locked on WFW9450WW00

24 February 2014 - 06:17 PM



Washer has an F28 code and the door locks up.  Won't start a wash.  Doesn't do anything.


Tried this:



Couldn't get a reading from the pink wires without removing them, then got 120 V briefly until I heard a loud click.


On the blue wires didn't get more than a few millivolts.  Had to remove to test.  Wonder if I am just missing the time they are on or what.

Maytag Fridge rsw24e0dab door closer

06 August 2013 - 10:00 AM

Hi friends,

.     Working on a Maytag refrigerator rsw24e0dab.  Door isn't pulling closed the last few inches by itself as it should and gasket won't seal.


.     The closer 69258-1   isn't available anywhere.  Anyone know where I can get one, or have other ideas?






Also, why does the door gap at the bottom, if the closer is at the top?

Duet Door Boot Pops Off ghw9300pw4

17 May 2013 - 06:48 PM






.     I was working on a Duet washer some time ago.  I replaced the boot that got damaged by her grandson climbing into the washer.  It popped off and came back to reattach it.  She moved to a new house, only 15 miles away, and shortly after the boot popped off.  I didn't know whether it was the movers or me, so I clamped it back on so tightly the cheap clamp broke.  Ordered a new one, made sure was seated properly, and clamped it as tight as I dared.


.    Now it is off again, and I'm thinking something else is going on here that is pulling it off.  I considered something with bearings or springs such as described in this video:




.    Then I found this post that tightening the clamp too much can cause problems:


I would also caution you that while it is important to sufficiently tighten the clamp on the tub side of the seal, it is equally important not to overtighten this clamp...
if you over drive it, the clamp and seal will work their way off...ask me how I know...

Read more: http://appliantology.../#ixzz2TazQZrzf 


.   I've been out a few times on this and want to go in armed with as much information as possible.  What should I consider?  Are large, bulky items more likely to make the problem show up?  How is it that tightening too much would cause the boot to slip off?  Perhaps because it bends the edge of the tub inward?


.   Thanks for any suggestions.

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