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Post# 46668   10/10/2004 at 20:50 (6,736 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        

Here are a few pics of the washer and dryer my sister killed by overloading notice the the drum vane missing on the dryer...

Post# 46669 , Reply# 1   10/10/2004 at 20:51 (6,736 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        

yucky inside washer

Post# 46670 , Reply# 2   10/10/2004 at 20:52 (6,736 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        


Post# 46671 , Reply# 3   10/10/2004 at 20:53 (6,736 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        

dryer vane missing

Post# 46701 , Reply# 4   10/11/2004 at 00:02 (6,736 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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OH good grief Mike!! Well, that question has been answered--what did your sister replace with the LGs. How many couplers did she go through on this washer? And Luigi, take note, Mike's sister apparently does bigger "Bob loads" that I apparently ever have done. Yikes!!!

Post# 46709 , Reply# 5   10/11/2004 at 02:24 (6,736 days old) by powerfin64 (Yakima, Washington)        

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DEAR GOD!!! Thats COMPLETE appliance abuse! I can't even imagine what it takes to do that to a dryer!(those pictures are VERY disturbing!!)
Im going to go give all my washer/dryer sets a hug.

Post# 46739 , Reply# 6   10/11/2004 at 14:50 (6,735 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        
Appliance Abuse

I remember a time when she stuffed 16 pairs of jeans into a Maytag washer. I came home to hear my washer groaning and I opened the lid to find the jeans packed in all the way to the top touching the lid. She was banned from using the washer.
How she killed her Whirlpool was she would load the washer like I told her row of holes and thats it...when the washer was filling ..of course the load starts to shrink down then she would add more clothes. EGADS!! She stripped the clutch dogs on the agitator and bent the frame of the suspension system so that there was a constant thud during spin and the tub would head to the back of the machine where the tripod was bent. Then when it was time for the dryer...its only a 6.5 cuft dryer ...she could have used a 9 cuft one by the time she was done...clothes were always wrinkled and it didnt matter to her and the clothes were being worn out too fast.
My niece and nephew loved it when I did the laundry at my house since the clothes always smelled nice and they were clean. Key word clean since she loves to use cold water...not just cold city water but cold well water that the temps hovers at 35 degrees. So imagine what the clothes looked like when they came they didnt even get washed.

Post# 46771 , Reply# 7   10/11/2004 at 21:59 (6,735 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Egadds is right. I had a friend of mine that did the same thing with her 1991 Maytag Fabric-Matic. But, she'd wait until it started agitating. She also did it with the Kenmore 400 they had that was from the late 1960s. Such a good uncle you are Mike. But you always have been.

Post# 46785 , Reply# 8   10/12/2004 at 00:24 (6,735 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        

What did your sister say about all the damage to her Whirlpool? It must of been obvious.

Post# 46825 , Reply# 9   10/12/2004 at 18:30 (6,734 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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Yikes! You'd think her clothes would be in shreds!

Post# 46860 , Reply# 10   10/12/2004 at 23:20 (6,734 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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What was actually wrong with the washer & dryer? (besides the missing vane in the dryer ;-) I've seen (and re-sold) many machines like this... A new drive coupler, maybe a neutral drain repair kit and a good cleaning and the washer is ready to go!

Post# 46890 , Reply# 11   10/13/2004 at 12:20 (6,733 days old) by i70sn80sguy ()        

There should be a law to protect innocent washers and dryers from such .... Oh, those pictures, just too much to deal with at once.

Post# 46891 , Reply# 12   10/13/2004 at 12:22 (6,733 days old) by i70sn80sguy ()        
Have you explained ...

how clothes get clean. They need to move freely, both in the washer and dryer.

Post# 46897 , Reply# 13   10/13/2004 at 14:31 (6,733 days old) by agiflow-action ()        

Funny,it looks like there is a vane missing on the agi too.

Post# 46900 , Reply# 14   10/13/2004 at 15:30 (6,733 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        
Whats wrong...

The washer needs to have its water valve cleaned ...its plugged up with sand. The tripod needs to be fixed or replaced. More than likely the suspension pads need to be replaced. The agitator needs to be replaced. The motor is ok and so is the drive coupling. The washer still drain like a Whirlpool..neutral. And yeah it needs a good bath and scrubbing to get the years of crap off the tub ring. I figure that its easy enough on these to fix.
The dryer needs a new heating element and rear wheels and I will have to pull the lint chute out and clean it of lint. I am also going to replace the filter..some how there is a hole in it. And replace the drum vane and maybe the seals for the drum.
By the time I get rid of them I hope to break even on what needs to be put in it. If not then they will go in my basement and be used.

Post# 46916 , Reply# 15   10/13/2004 at 19:13 (6,733 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Should we call PETA---People For The Ethical Treatment of Appliances!?

Post# 46936 , Reply# 16   10/13/2004 at 22:08 (6,733 days old) by petebldg9 ()        

By the looks of that fabric softener dispenser, I doubt any of it actually made it into the tub! It looks like water was not added with softener to help flush it out...rule #1 with softener dispensers!


Post# 49004 , Reply# 17   11/10/2004 at 20:01 (6,705 days old) by Jj ()        
agitator replasment

How do I replace the agitator on my whirlpool 7 cycles

Post# 49972 , Reply# 18   11/27/2004 at 11:30 (6,688 days old) by compwhiz ()        

you take the cap off and uhhh... some one else explain the rest

Why do you need to replace the agitator? it looks fine to me

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