Why a Washer is Not Dispensing Detergent?

The detergent dispenser in your washer is relatively straightforward. Unlike, for example, the detergent dispenser in your dishwasher, there aren’t really any parts that can malfunction. If your clothes aren’t coming out spring fresh because there is no detergent released, this is actually pretty good news. There is really only one thing that can go wrong, and it is very …

How Long Do Washer Water Hoses Last?

When appliances are built, typically all their internal parts are meant to last about the same amount of time. This is why when you hit the 10 to 15-year mark on an appliance, it generally starts having problem after problem until you just replace it instead of throwing money at repair. However, when it comes to washer hoses, they don’t …

Signs That You Need a New Washing Machine

Many washing machines keep working for around 10 years. If you’re reading this, the performance of your laundry equipment has probably changed in some way. Perhaps it smells odd or simply refuses to run. Is your washer truly in need of replacement, or does it make more sense to repair this appliance? Excessive Movement If a washing machine won’t stay …

What is Causing Your Shaky Washing Machine?

If you are running a load of laundry and noticed that your washing machine is rocking from side to side and causing a loud racket to go with it, you may be concerned. However, as far as washing machine problems go, this one isn’t too bad to fix. Usually, the cause is something that requires only a specific quick action …

Maytag Front Load Washer Door Lock Error

If you own a Maytag Front Load Washer Model MHW5500FW0 and your washer is reporting the error code FSE1, you need to replace your Door Latch Assembly.  The replacement part no. is WPW10443885.  The following instructions will walk you through the necessary steps. For this repair, you will need a small flat blade screwdriver, a T20 Torx driver, a rubber ended clamp, …

Replacing A Washer’s Drain Hose

There are many different issues that can cause a washer to leak water, but if you have discovered that you had leaking water due to a damaged drain hose on your washer, you potentially lucked out of what could have been a complicated repair. Over time, the rubber drain hose responsible for ferrying away the wash water can become damaged. …

How to Replace Your Samsung Washing Machine’s Water Inlet Valve to Stop Leaks

Over time, the water inlet valve can crack or short out. If that happens, the control board can’t control the amount of cold water going into your machine. This can result in leaks, overfilling, or no filling at all. Order replacement part #DC62-30312J for your Samsung washer. Then follow these steps to replace the broken water inlet valve. 1. Unplug …

Removing Mold From A Front-Load Washer Seal

Compared to their top-load brothers, front-load washers have a very unique problem. As they need to be water tight to prevent leaks during the wash cycle, they come with a plastic door gasket in the front of the washer. Unfortunately, this gasket can be prone to a big problem – mold. It isn’t just that water can have problems quickly …

How to Replace the Thrust Spacer in Your Roper Washing Machine

The thrust spacer, which is also referred to as a retainer ring, sits between the top half and lower half of your washer’s agitator. Due to normal wear and tear, the small plastic ring can wear out. When this occurs, your Roper washer model RTW4516F will exhibit certain symptoms, such as, the upper agitator not agitating enough, or your machine may emit …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Washer’s Drive Belt

If your Whirlpool washer pumps water but it doesn’t spin, your drive belt needs to be replaced. The same broken part could be causing your agitator to not work. Order a drive belt, part #WP21352320, and follow these steps to make it start working again. 1. Unplug the appliance. Even though this repair procedure doesn’t directly involve electrical components, unplug the …