Washing Machine: Boom!
April 1, 2009 6:34 PM Subscribe
Was that a helicopter in my kitchen? No. It was the washing machine. Um. Help?
posted by greekphilosophy to home & garden (11 answers total)
I was just sitting here reading MetaFilter and drinking some coffee when I heard a terrible noise downstairs. The washing machine was on its final spin cycle, but was bucking around the kitchen. I turned it off immediately, and looked inside to find the basket just sitting there - no longer centered - and hanging in a sad sort of not-right kind of way.
1. I'd like to know what's going on and how to proceed.
2. I need to know if this is something I can fix myself. And if not, what do I need to tell my repairman so that she can bring the right tools/parts to make it go again?
It wasn't overloaded. I was doing a light load. But there was a rug in there, which I am willing to bet was a little lopsided.
The washer model is a Whirlpool Heavy Duty Thin Twin. (Stacked washer/dryer combo.)