Category Archives: Washer Repair and Parts

Washer Does Not Turn On, Spin or Drain – How to Fix

Washer-Does-Not-Turn-On,-Spin-or-Drain-–-How-to-FixIf your washer will not turn on, or your washer will not spin or drain, it might be due to a faulty or missing lid switch actuator. This washer part sits inside the washer’s lid and comes into contact with the lid switch inside your washer.

When the door lid is shut, the lid switch actuator is inserted into the lid switch which causes the Continue reading

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Washer Sud Or Sd Error – How To Fix

Washer Sud Or Sd Error – How To Fix
If your Samsung HE washer, Kenmore, Whirlpool, or other brand of washer,  displays a “Sud” error or “Sd” fault code, it means that there are too many suds in your washer than the machine can handle through its normal washing cycle. Here’s what could be causing this problem and how to fix it.

Too much Detergent or Wrong Type of Detergent

Some washers will detect the excess suds and will automatically add additional pauses and rinse times in order to break up the suds. The pauses will allow the Continue reading

Washer Tub is Leaning or Making Banging Sound

W10440729 - Replacing Washer Suspension Balls and Bushings in a Maytag WasherIf your washer is making a banging sound when it is in the spin cycle, or you can see that your tub is off-center or tilting when not in use, you may need to replace the suspension balls and bushings.

The suspension lines hook into the balls and bushings in order to bear the weight of the tub assembly. A leaning tub could indicate one of the bushings is broken and needs to be replaced.

Whirlpool Suspension Balls and Bushings W10440729

Suspension Balls and Bushings Part number: W10440729 Manufacturer: Whirlpool Used on these Brands: Maytag, Whirlpool,

Use your washer’s model number to find the correct part for your washer.

Prevent Pet Hair From Destroying Your Washer

How to Prevent Pet Hair From Destroying Your WasherIf you have a four-legged friend, you might be familiar with how pet hair can accumulate everywhere, especially during the summer months. All that cat and dog fur might end up clumping up your washer’s drain pump or your home’s plumbing – leaving you with expensive repair bills. To prevent this, follow these simple suggestions. Continue reading

Samsung Washer Recall: Models Affected, How to Get a Rebate

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Samsung recalled 2.8 million of their top-load washing machines due to reports of injury and damage to owner’s homes.

The recall involves 34 models of Samsung Top Load Washers with the following model numbers. Continue reading

How long do appliances last?

How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.

Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.

how long do appliances last?

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.

Stacking a washer and dryer

stacked washer and dryerMaybe you moved into a new apartment or are downsizing your home and you need some extra space; stacking your washer and dryer might just be the answer. But before you get stacking, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Measure the space

Make sure you have enough room so that your newly stacked appliances fit into their new space.  You also need to have some room in back for venting, cords and hoses. If you are placing Continue reading

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