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Posted December 12, 2012 - 07:22 PM

I fixed mine with a different machine. Old one is off to the scrap yard.

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 02:45 PM

Spin has quit again, and this time it doesn't have anything stuck through the tub.  Tries to spin but it's like the clutch is slipping.  Without clothes it spins full speed like normal.  I've PM'd Alan to see if he might know what's up.  



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 04:32 PM

Daniel, PM sent.  Suffice it to say, this isn't good news.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Daniel, PM sent.  Suffice it to say, this isn't good news.

 

I took your advice Alan & bought a new washer online & can pick it up whenever.  Sale ended today, so had to jump on it.  Saved 19%!  Basic model almost identical to the one I have.  I don't fault this one for it's troubles, as when the screwdriver took out the plastic water tub, it likely messed up the spin clutch which is what went out this time.  $343 with tax, and it didn't do it, but I should get another 5% off for using my Lowes business card.  I'll have to ask them about that when I pick it up. (copied from my good/bad/ugly thread)


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Well, after calling Alan, he said the one I bought online will do, but won't last long & has a low water level, so smaller loads = more loads.  Now how does that save water?  But after watching my washer cycle, it was evident by what Alan told me that mine wasn't cost effective to repair.  So off we went to Lowes to go ahead & pick up the new washer to get us by.  Part way there Teresa remembered something, then asked "was that a dryer Al (our neighbor) gave you a while back?"   Well craps in a good way....I had forgotten completely Al called me a couple months back & said there was a good used washer he took out of his doublewide that worked perfect & I could have it for the taking.  Dang my short memory!   Anyway, we went on & ate dinner out, & will test the washer he gave us sometime tomorrow.  If it works fine, then I'll cancel the online transaction & we'll be good.  If it acts up, then I'll go ahead & pick up the new one.  If I remember right, his doublewide was only 2 yrs old, so this washer may not have seen much use.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Oh, and to make my day better, while I was speaking to Alan on my cell phone sitting in a wood rocker outside, I thought ashes fell off my cigg as I had a sharp sting on my wrist.  Sting was right, a red wasper nailed me just for the fun of it!  I was minding my own business!  Fortunately wasp stings don't affect me much....makes me mad more than anything.  Swelling up some, but no biggie.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:57 PM

:thumbs:
We went over testing the old one,
What to expect from th new ones,
But that's one option I never thought about, go get the free one the neighbor gave ya :wallbanging: LOL :thumbs:

Hope it's a god one, at least good enough to get you to finding a Hduty unit

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Maybe your day just got better! :thumbs:

 

OOP's just saw your latest post, Maybe it didn't get better. :smilewink:



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:59 PM

 But that's one option I never thought about, go get the free one the neighbor gave ya :wallbanging: LOL :thumbs:

Hope it's a god one, at least good enough to get you to finding a Hduty unit

 

Yeah, just kick me!  LOL  On the hoping... that's what I told Teresa, that maybe it'll get us by till we can better afford a quality machine.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Daniel, If you need to the newer can have the water level adjusted, at least mine could by the regulator thingy. The wife's fills up full now.

 

I hope the new to you works out for Teresa. :thumbs:



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:04 PM

Yeah, just kick me!  LOL  On the hoping... that's what I told Teresa, that maybe it'll get us by till we can better afford a quality machine.

 

 

Who actually makes a high quality washer now? Don't think anyone has made one of those for several years now. :wallbanging:



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:19 PM

Daniel, If you need to the newer can have the water level adjusted, at least mine could by the regulator thingy. The wife's fills up full now.

 

I figured they could be adjusted.  The regulator switch on most have an adjustable screw with locknut.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:24 PM

This should cover it. :thumbs:

 

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:25 PM

Who actually makes a high quality washer now? Don't think anyone has made one of those for several years now. :wallbanging:


Speed queen. Awn412, made in Wisconsin USA

I figured they could be adjusted.  The regulator switch on most have an adjustable screw with locknut.


The newest ones have about 6 adjustments. Complicating something that doesn't need to be seems to be the way of it.
I have one to take apart and try to figure it out... Someday.
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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:28 PM

This should cover it. :thumbs:

 

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Teresa said you can bring it & do her clothes washing anytime!  :rolling:


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