Do I dare try replacing the door gasket on my frontload washing machine?
Photo of damaged gasket
. It's not supposed to look like a ruffle. It's supposed to be smooth. The damaged occurred when I was washing a duvet cover and sheets. The load became very unbalanced and the machine leapt and jumped.
Has anyone ordered the part and done a successful
DIY repair? Or should I pay a service tech?
The machine is a Maytag MHWE200XW00. It looks like we could get the gasket shipped for about $120
posted by valannc
on Jun 10, 2013 -
Our stove's electric cord melted and our electrician says that he thinks it was a fault with the stove itself. When I say the cord melted, it is a 6 inch gooey mess starting in the center of the cord that had heated up to the point where it started to burn through the wall and melted a hole in the gas line. The stove itself was off (oven and burners) and it apparently happened spontaneously. The electrician was, in his words, "shocked your house did not burn down. Be glad you smelled the gas when you did".
My question has two parts going on the electrician's hypothesis:
1) The stove is out of warranty but it is still only 7 years old. Maytag is sending a repair person to asses the problem. Would we have any leg to stand on to ask for money towards a new stove? I doubt it but am hopeful.
2) Who, if anyone, should we notify that there may be an issue with these stoves? I would hate to think that someone else's house might burn down through some sort of faulty wire and we could have let "someone" know. (we are in Georgia).
A bonus question - can anyone think of how this could possibly have happened? It seems pretty odd to us and to the electrician and we cannot think of something that might have made this happen.
posted by GrumpyMonkey
on Mar 5, 2012 -
My refrigerator runs too long, methinks. What might be the problem, and would it be madness to try to fix it ourselves? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal
on Jul 14, 2011 -
I'm a tenant. My garbage disposal is broken, and the lease specifically says that the landlord won't repair it. Landlord is saying I have to, and that I'm not allowed to do it myself. I'm in California. Anybody have any advice? [more inside]
posted by captainawesome
on Nov 9, 2010 -
The oven portion of our gas range went from being fine to dead inside. Made baked potatoes one night, next night I turned it on and it wouldn't heat up at all. The burners still work fine. I reviewed some literature about repairing it myself, but I'm trying to decide if it's a good idea. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Mar 23, 2009 -
I was playing with my toddler and hitting the on/off button on the vacuum to just rev it up a few times and the third time it wouldn't go on and wont go on now. Samsung quiet storm canister model googling it comes up blank...cant see any switches and opening it seems a bit of a challenge.
posted by dougiedd
on Aug 9, 2008 -
Need handyman help. My refrigerator has power, but isn't cooling. Light comes on, etc. Now what? [more inside]
posted by johnd101
on Jul 16, 2007 -
Please help me find a second-hand motor controller for my Fisher & Paykel Smartdrive MW512 washing machine. [more inside]
posted by flabdablet
on Mar 29, 2007 -
My dryer is dead, and based on some google searching I suspect it may be my thermal fuse. I want to test it with a multimeter, but I can not figure out how on earth to disconnect the leads.
I am guessing there is some trick, but I can't figure it out and I don't want to keep yanking on the wires and have them break on me.
Is there a trick to disconnecting the leads, based on the second picture on this page
posted by AhBook
on Mar 29, 2005 -