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Death of ScantPear2004's mechanical Whirlpool Catalyst DD washer
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Post# 1190366   9/20/2023 at 23:07 (269 days old) by MaytagNeptune (FireAlarmTechGuy4444 on YouTube. Interlochen MI)        

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Me and Youtuber (and former) member ScantPear2004 are decent friends online and I just got a call from him that his all mechanical Whirlpool Catalyst suffered an electrical failure and "exploded" The wires are burned on the ends and It was described to me as an arcing and popping sound with a pop and some sparks appearing inside the machine. I have no clue what could have caused this kind of failure, I sure as heck hope it doesn't happen to my 1989 Kenmore 80 Series washer as well. Though ScantPear2004 seems to mess with the controls often so that could have contributed to this failure, I never mess with the controls. I just start the machine and let it go. I would expect this kind of failure with a modern garbage Scamsung washer not a 2000's Whirlpool Direct Drive.

Post# 1190431 , Reply# 1   9/21/2023 at 20:46 (268 days old) by BlockEight88 (Northwest, IN)        

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Is this the kid who is always burping in his videos? Yeah Iím not a fan

Post# 1190435 , Reply# 2   9/21/2023 at 22:33 (268 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Not sure what would cause such a failure, but it sounds like something is either arcing or shorted out though that would cause the breaker to trip.

Post# 1190479 , Reply# 3   9/22/2023 at 20:47 (267 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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I have seen a couple of his videos and yes he burps alot and farts as well. Not a fan as well. More than likely this guy did the issue to himself with the washer. I have no pity for people that self inflict issues onto themselves.

Post# 1190482 , Reply# 4   9/23/2023 at 01:13 (267 days old) by MaytagNeptune (FireAlarmTechGuy4444 on YouTube. Interlochen MI)        
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I do agree with your points and it does get annoying at times. I do agree that he could put better effort into his videos, Though If you don't like them then please don't watch them (I'm not trying to be disrespectful, just saying) I also agree that he screws with stuff too much. I haven't had issues with my machines at all. I don't screw with the controls when I start the load. I let it go. I think his Calypso will be the next machine to die and mine is still going strong.

Post# 1190489 , Reply# 5   9/23/2023 at 05:46 (267 days old) by BlockEight88 (Northwest, IN)        
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I donít watch his videos anymore, but he sure will comment on mine with something ridiculous or attempting to correct me in someway

Post# 1190496 , Reply# 6   9/23/2023 at 09:02 (267 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Electrical failure, whirlpool, 2004 catalyst washer

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Hi Kelly, Iím not sure what the point of this post is unless you include a model number and maybe some more information about what actually went wrong with this cool washer itís of little use to anybody trying to learn about how to fix and what goes wrong with machines.

Hire and whirlpool washers around this time had a fairly complex timer, and this may be what failed but thatís just speculation from me.

There were probably only about two models of catalyst top load washers that had a mechanical timer, we saved one for the museum, a whirlpool version, these were much more reliable than the electronic machines that were more popular.

My partnerís mother in Reno Nevada still has a whirlpool catalyst machine like this and it works perfectly. I used it when we were out there at the end of the year.


Post# 1190524 , Reply# 7   9/23/2023 at 20:23 (266 days old) by MaytagNeptune (FireAlarmTechGuy4444 on YouTube. Interlochen MI)        
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MOD: GSX9750PW0 SER: CR2808046

Post# 1190551 , Reply# 8   9/24/2023 at 12:24 (265 days old) by BlockEight88 (Northwest, IN)        
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I feel like the above referenced individual thinks his fanbase is a lot bigger than what it actually is...

Post# 1190553 , Reply# 9   9/24/2023 at 13:16 (265 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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Iíll admit, my videos in comparison have little to no commentary in them but usually just get to the point. I donít need to explain in the video since I always put a detailed description of what the wash and spin speed combinations are, wash and rinse temperatures, water level, cycle times etc. Maybe my videos are a bit plain-jane in comparison, but again, I always get to the point to keep people interested and not give my audience the sales pitch so to speak. Maybe there will be some commentary as time goes on, but wonít be any time soon though.

Post# 1190806 , Reply# 10   9/28/2023 at 16:06 (261 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
whirlpool or any other washer

I leave the controls where I set them on Whirlpool or any other washer. Although I am a big fan, the only thing I do is make sure the clothes go under the water as far as messing with the machine. I don't want clothes with dry spots. I have VERY high standards when it comes to laundry.

Post# 1190820 , Reply# 11   9/28/2023 at 20:35 (261 days old) by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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yeah i do not talk much no one wants to hear my voice

and the water heater drowns it out anyway

Post# 1190875 , Reply# 12   9/29/2023 at 15:11 (260 days old) by stuftrock1 (Kentucky)        

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Isn't that the guy that named his favorite washer "poggers" or something?

Post# 1190884 , Reply# 13   9/29/2023 at 16:31 (260 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

Yes it is. I've seen his videos.

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