This is why I can't have nice things....

Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: plumb-r On: Thu May 02, 2013 6:42 am

A lot of the people around us that have rentals, buy refurbished appliances from the local appliance repair place. When they sell new, they will cart away your old one, any thing they get that isn't in to bad shape they repair and sell as refurbished. Maybe a way to get a working appliance with out breaking the bank. :)
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PostBy: samhill On: Thu May 02, 2013 8:27 am

IOF, the vid worked for me & that's quite a leak you got there I think I would take it apart first & make sure that plastic isn't cracked any. If your wife is anything like mine that always tries to wash odd items like a feather pillow & running shoes together & the spin cycle keeps kicking the machine off I think it would play hell with plastic. I guess there's no place you can look up to see if there have been defective parts in some models?
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 10:15 am

I'm going to pull it apart this weekend, actually I might take it apart tonight if I get a little time before my wife goes to work. I also found another site I can order parts from that has reasonable shipping pricing. I need to figure out now how to take the casing off the unit to get at the tub. My washer and dryer is a stacked unit with the dryer on top. I think if I pull the access cover off the top of it I should be able to pop the sides off; I'm not really sure.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 02, 2013 11:00 am

If I recall correctly, that was a common problem on that model Kenmore - I remember seeing a vid about it years ago. The bearing is gone, which causes the leak. Some people had it go the first year of ownership. I THINK that's the same problem I'm remembering ...

If I remember right you need some tool in order to get the bearing out without shattering the plastic tub. Found this vid - not sure if this relates to the issue your having ....

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PostBy: dcrane On: Thu May 02, 2013 11:06 am

i would much prefer to take my unit down to the dealer i bought it from with a picket sign on his front step before I had to deal with doing everything in that vid. above to get to that bearing :mad:
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 02, 2013 11:10 am

I prefer to do THIS: toothy

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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 02, 2013 11:15 am

That video pertains to the front load washer with banging noises during extract (spin). It so happens that I have that machine, with that problem. I have not repaired it yet, mostly because I had another washer that I switched to. It's on my endless "to do" list.
Most recently the timer failed on my back up washer, it's a mid 1980's Whirlpool. I replaced the timer and it's back up and running.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 11:19 am

SMITTY wrote:If I recall correctly, that was a common problem on that model Kenmore - I remember seeing a vid about it years ago. The bearing is gone, which causes the leak. Some people had it go the first year of ownership. I THINK that's the same problem I'm remembering ...

If I remember right you need some tool in order to get the bearing out without shattering the plastic tub. Found this vid - not sure if this relates to the issue your having ....



No, that doesn't apply to mine. That's a front load mine is top load. The video I watched the seal just pops out by hand.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 02, 2013 11:20 am

Hey Smitty, that vid is great!!
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 1:50 pm



That's like my washer. I can only hope it's that easy. BUT....given my track record it won't be.
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PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu May 02, 2013 3:21 pm

I feel the same way sometimes. I buy used Miele washing machines and dryers from Craigslist. They are German made and built like a Tiger tank. I actually have a spare Miele dryer.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu May 02, 2013 3:52 pm

well... if it makes ya feel any better i had my Husky rototiller shyt the bed today, so thinking im still young i decided to bring out the shovel and.... Snap! :mad:
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 02, 2013 3:56 pm

If you don't mind a long drive, I could probably get that thing running again for ya. ;)
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu May 02, 2013 4:03 pm

SMITTY wrote:If you don't mind a long drive, I could probably get that thing running again for ya. ;)

what really pisses me off is today i replaced the pull cord pulley part # blah blah 5hb B & S, paid $18 bucks and installed it, fired it up, told my son to get to it! then 3 min later i hear it stall so i walk over and now cant move the stupid lever that shifts it from Till, forward, reverse... tried smacking it, tried turning the blades by hand... nothing :( (a 19 year old son.... "this is why i cant have nice things" :lol: )
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 5:39 pm

Don't get me started on power tools. I broke my weedwhacker last summer.

So, got home from work and took the washer apart. Someone want to tell me what's wrong with this picture; and no, that is not a crack.
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