To repair a leaking washing machine shut-off valve, generally all that is required is to tighten the packing nut, but if that does not stop the leak, the packing washer is damaged and must be replaced. Replacing the packing washer requires an adjustable wrench, a screwdriver and no plumbing experience.Know More
If the valve gets used regularly, it is likely that the packing nut has became loose and is the cause of the leak. This is the most common problem causing the leak with newer valves. Follow the steps below to repair the leaking shut-off valve.
The dimensions and mass of a residential laundry washing machine vary by make and manufacturer, but a standard washing machine weighs between 120 and 220 pounds. Top-loading models typically weigh less than front-loading ones.Full Answer >
Steam cleaning in a washing machine requires a machine that has a steam cleaning option. Many machines allow the user to select a dedicated steam cleaning cycle or add steam to a normal cycle. During steam cycles, steam and water work together to help soak fabrics more thoroughly, increase temperature of the washtub, improve cleaning power, dissolve detergent more effectively, sterilize fabrics and remove wrinkles.Full Answer >
While there are many reasons a washing machine might not spin, some of them, such as an unbalanced load in the machine, are easy to fix. Other common problems include problems with the power supply, a plugged drain hose and or a lid switch problem.Full Answer >
To clean out a smelly washing machine, run a full cycle with no clothing and either bleach or white vinegar and hot water. Keep the washer smelling great by allowing it to dry in between uses and occasionally washing it with bleach or vinegar.Full Answer >