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.Continue Reading
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.
Repairing a washer pump on a top loading washing machine without professional assistance is possible upon consultation of the manual for the washing machine. However, any works carried out on a washing machine without the help of a professional may void the warranty.Full Answer >
Connecting a washing machine is a simple process, especially if it is just replacing an existing washing machine. Replacing a washer consists of only three steps and uses only water pump pliers and a level. Before connecting a new washer, the proper plumbing and electrical connections must be installed. However, the steps after that point are the same. Remember to turn off the water and electrical connections before installing any washing machine.Full Answer >
To plumb in a washing machine, you need to connect the drain and level the machine. If you choose a new location, you might also need to get an electrical outlet.Full Answer >
A washing machine may stop spinning because of malfunctioning direct drive motor coupling or a bad door lock. A defective lid switch may also cause a washer to stop spinning.Full Answer >