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

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

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 01, 2013 5:32 pm

Because my house is a piece of *censored*.

My wife calls me today, in a panic. "The washing machine is leaking!!!" she's screaming on the phone. I replied, "Well, there's nothing I can do about it now being 50 miles from home. It's going to have to wait."

So, I get home, pull the front of the machine off and......see nothing except a puddle on the right hand side of the machine. The drum is plastic. The pump is plastic. I'm just not sure where it could be coming from.

Could it be coming from the pump? Perhaps where the water comes into the machine? Perhaps the seal at the bottom of the drum?

I don't know. But I'm honestly getting sick of this *censored*. Every time I turn around something is broken. This machine isn't even three years old. God damned inferior Chinese *censored*. I was going to have someone come out and look at it but then my wife goes and tells me one of the women she works with had a repairmen come out and work on their washer and charged her $400 for a belt. $400 of a friggin' belt!?!?!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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

PostBy: mozz On: Wed May 01, 2013 5:49 pm

Find your make and model number and try this forum.
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/
Chances are if yours is leaking water, it had happened to many similar models. I bought a Kenmore when the model was discontinued for about 50% off. Had one problem where drum would bang loudly and it ended up being a bushing drive of sorts. With the tool to replace it, was less than $50. Maybe try to run it with the panels off and peek in there with a flashlight. Maybe the drain hose leaking or the clamp.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

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

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed May 01, 2013 5:58 pm

SO... tell us how ya really feel? :lol:

thank god its a top loader! If you have checked the hoses and the drain then a wild guess says its the pump ;)
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 01, 2013 6:04 pm

BUT--if you haven't looked with panels off & the machine going through a cycle, you'll never know for sure what it is---like mozz suggested:)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 01, 2013 6:37 pm

Sorry, been trying to upload a video for the past 20 minutes. My phone takes MP4 HD videos. Of course the forum doesn't like MP4s so I tried to convert them to MP3. First program I downloaded game my computer a virus, so I had to do a virus scan. Then the second program was completely useless. So, I opted to upload it to YouTube. My first video. So, here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMWb9d2R ... e=youtu.be

Hopefully it works. It's also funny that Mozz mentioned the drum making a racket while washing. That's exactly what it did for a month+; I even said to call someone to have it looked it.

So, what is the part that's leaking? Difficulty in changing it? Part expensive?

It's a 27" Frigidaire Laundry Center.

Let me know if you have issues viewing the video, I made have to change my video settings. I also think I'm going to stop buying *censored* from Sears. Unless they are tools. Their appliances and riding tractors are f'n junk,
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed May 01, 2013 6:51 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Sorry, been trying to upload a video for the past 20 minutes. My phone takes MP4 HD videos. Of course the forum doesn't like MP4s so I tried to convert them to MP3.


MP3 is an audio file, there is no video.

You need to use WMV but that will be changing shortly. I'll probably be doing server side encoding just like YouTube so it won't matter what you upload....


Here's the directions for WMV but they are old and outdated.

Converting Video for Upload
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 01, 2013 6:57 pm

Richard S. wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Sorry, been trying to upload a video for the past 20 minutes. My phone takes MP4 HD videos. Of course the forum doesn't like MP4s so I tried to convert them to MP3.


MP3 is an audio file, there is no video.

You need to use WMV but that will be changing shortly. I'll probably be doing server side encoding just like YouTube so it won't matter what you upload....


Here's the directions for WMV but they are old and outdated.

Converting Video for Upload


That would explain why the second program just extracted the audio of the video.

Does the video I posted work for you, Richard?

Also, does anyone know where the model number would be located on this thing? I think I found it on SearsParts.com but I don't want to pull the trigger on them if I can't confirm the model number. It looks like I'll need the Spin Bearing, Screws for it, and the washer. Not sure what else I'd need. But it looks like it's going to be around $50 to fix.

*EDIT*

It actually looks like the parts are the same across the board for the Laundry Centers.

*EDIT*

Why in the hell is Sears shipping so expensive? $14 to ship a 3# package.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 01, 2013 7:55 pm

Sooo, did you put it through a cycle w/ the panels off & look for the leak or were you to bust screwing around with the video? You coulda been done by now! :roll: PS--either call a repair guy or buy a new washer---looks like a seal of some sort
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 01, 2013 7:59 pm

freetown fred wrote:Sooo, did you put it through a cycle w/ the panels off & look for the leak or were you to bust screwing around with the video? You coulda been done by now! :roll:


Did you even watch the video? It's of my washer, with a load of laundry in it, going through a cycle. It's leaking from the spin bearing.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 01, 2013 8:13 pm

Nope, couldn't pull up the video--bearing or seal--one unit probably???
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 01, 2013 8:45 pm

Parts list shows them as separate parts. I clearly need to change settings on my account so you guys can see the video.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 01, 2013 9:17 pm

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed May 01, 2013 11:19 pm

Just FYI - I'd try to find the parts anyplace else online besides Sears. If they have a store in your state ( which I'm sure they do ...) then you get whacked sales tax on top of shipping. Also, if you spend some time searching, you can find better deals on shipping as well. This is how I roll. :D :lol:

Oh ... and NEVER EVER buy a Kenmore ANYTHING.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: mozz On: Thu May 02, 2013 5:30 am

Fyi, Kenmore doesn't make anything. It is usually a Frigidare,Whirlpool, Maytag,Roper or something close with a Sears-Kenmore model number on it. They aren't bad, you just have to find the good model instead of the junk ones.
http://www.appliance411.com/purchase/sears.shtml
Prefix Manufacturer Type Prefix Manufacturer Type
103. Roper ct, wo 612. ACME ran, ref
106. Whirlpool ref, ac 622. Kelvinator (Frigidaire)
110. Whirlpool dw, la 628. Kelvinator (Frigidaire)
119. Athens, Royal Chef (Frigidaire), Roper* ct, ran 629. Jenn Air
126. Absocold? ref, im 630. Bosch dw
143. Monarch/Simpson? ra 647. Roper
153. State Industries wh 651. Speed Queen
154. Whirlpool ct, ran 664. Whirlpool ct, wo
155. Preway (Whirlpool) ran 665. Whirlpool dw ran wo
174. Caloric 666. KitchenAid ran
175. In-Sink-Erator disp 675. WC Wood Co. ref, frz
183. Haier frz 683. Philco Italy? la
196. Brown Stove? ran 719. Tappan (Frigidaire)
198. Whirlpool frz 721. Goldstar (LG) mw
233. Broan hood 747. Litton mw
253. Gibson (Frigidaire) ac, ref 757. Ranney/Northland, Marvel, Imperial frz, ran
255. Midea frz 767. LG, Marvel mw, ref
274. RCA 789. Defiance ref
278. Roper* wo, mw 790. Frigidaire
293. Fedders ac, dehum 791. Tappan (Frigidaire)
335. Amana ran 795. LG Electronics ref
336. Electrolux 796. LG la
342. York 835. Roper
362. Roper* ran 840. Friedrich ac
363. GE, LG ref, dw, mw 850. Preway (Whirlpool) wo
401. Samsung mw 867. Keeprite ac
402. Samsung la 880. Whirlpool ran
416. Carrier 911. Roper*
417. Kelvinator (Frigidaire) 917. Roper, GE, Frigidaire ran
461. Shunde Midea Mfg. dw, ref 925. Maycor (Maytag)
464. GE # 934. Hitachi
465. Maytag dw 960. Caloric
473. Hoover 970. Frigidaire ran, ref
484. Fedders, Whirlpool # ac C106. Inglis ref
501. Goldstar (LG) la, ref C110. Inglis dw, la
562. Toshiba C362. Camco ran
564. Sanyo mw, frz C363. Camco dw, ran
565. Sanyo mw C646. Admiral (Inglis) ref
566. Sanyo mw C675. WC Wood Co. ref, frz
567. Sanyo mw C880. Admiral (Inglis) ran, ref
568. Panasonic C933. Kelvinator
(B4 1970)
575. Sharp C938. Keeprite ac
580. Goldstar (LG) C960. GSW la
586. Panasonic C968. Moffat (Camco) ran
587. DM (Frigidaire) dw C970. Kelvinator
(1970+) ran, ref
592. Samsung la, mw C978. Camco la, ref
596. Amana ref
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

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

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 6:31 am

So, since no one can see the video of it leaking here's a picture of the leak.



YES! I fixed the video!
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