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Troubleshooting problems  

GENERAL TIPS FOR EXCELLENT RESULTS:

-Treat spots and stains as soon as possible. Use a warm water soak for greasy, oily stains and a cold water soak for protein stains. Thirty minutes soaking time is sufficient, followed by a wash cycle to complete the cleaning. If the stain should remain, repeat the procedure before drying.

-For best laundering results, be sure to add detergent to the washer before you add the clothes.

-Washers which move the water through the clothes instead of the clothes through the water, provide thorough cleaning with less wear and tear on clothes.


-The amount of suds in the washer is no indication of the detergent's cleaning power. In fact, some of today's detergents are formulated to create less suds.

-Always use more water than you think you need, unless you have a front-loading machine. If the load cannot circulate properly, the clothes will fray and will twist up around the agitator. This causes wear on the agitator seal, and consequently, oil spots on the load. Water is still fairly cheap...clothes and washing machines are not.

-Never purchase so-called alternative laundry products. Officially sold under names like: "Euro-Wash Laundry Ball", "Laundry Super-Globe", Laundry Clean-Ring", "Laundry Solution", and the "Laundry CD"!! These are money-making schemes of the biggest nature, and none of their claims are substantiated! You would do as well to use plain water!

 

 

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Common Failures & Repair Solutions-

TOP LOAD WASHERS

 

My washer won't drain
Won't spin
Won't fill
Slow Fill
Won't stop filling
Won't agitate
Fills and drains simultaneously
Detergent Recommendations
Replacing a Motor Coupling

Whirlpool Direct Drive Breakdown

How to Change Maytag Washer Belts

Prevent your washer from moving around
Washer Manuals - Kenmore/Whirlpool
Washer Manuals - G.E.
Soap Scum & Lime Stains
Oil stains on the clothes
White residue on clothes
Hard Water Issues

       FRONT LOAD WASHERS

 

Neptune Questions & Answers

Slow Fill
Won't fill
Detergent Recommendations
Prevent your washer from moving around
Removing Stinky Odors & Mildew
Duet Washer & Dryer Repair Manuals

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 Repairman's Tip:   

 Always check the control panel or under the front panels of your washer for the technical information sheet provided by the manufacturer. In many cases, this data can assist you in determining the problem.

 

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