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Please help me make peace with my high efficiency washer.

I recently moved into an eco-friendly apartment building, and my unit has this high-efficiency Whirlpool washer. I foolishly did not consider how having this type of washer would impact my lifestyle- namely, that there is no way it can accommodate my full-size comforter. I really do not want to drive down to the laundromat every time I have to wash my comforter. If you have a HE washer, how to do work around this issue? Are there thinner, more heat-insulating comforters out there? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Jun 11, 2014 - 13 answers

Enough with the wrinkles

I moved to a new place with in-unit washer and dryer a few months ago. Since I started using those machines, my button-down casual and dress shirts come out of the laundry extremely wrinkled. Jeans also end up wrinkled enough that they usually require ironing. I've almost never had to iron clothes in the past. Now I spend quite a bit of time ironing everything, and it's especially difficult and time-consuming because the wrinkles are so severe. How can I stop this from happening? Ideally I want to go back to those blissful days of not ironing at all. A few pertinent facts inside. [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 10, 2014 - 24 answers

Old Kenmore washer/dryer - help find manual or specs?

My Kenmore washer/dryer combo is model no 110 99575100. It's so old that I can't find the specs, or a manual, either from Sears or Google. Can the hive mind help? [more inside]
posted by quinoa on May 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Should I return this pressure washer?

I purchased this pressure washer a little over a week ago and although I've gauged my water flow rate to be over 4.5 GPM (this requires 2 GPM), I keep getting pulsing/variable action from the motor when using a high pressure setting on the spray wand even after trying all troubleshooting steps listed in the manual (see below). Should I be calling the return hotline ASAP? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Apr 25, 2014 - 2 answers

Laundering Knits

I have just finished knitting a bunch of synthetic yarn scarves and I need to wash them. The difficulty is that our washing machine doesn't have a delicate cycle. It has temperature settings, load size settings, and then two sections - "whites - regular" or "casual - pulsed" - the whites section has 4 settings from heavy to extra light, and the casual section has 3 settings from heavy to light. I'm putting the scarves into individual pillowcases to keep them from getting wrapped up on the agitator post and stretched around. I already know all about how to lay them to dry, just unsure what washer setting to use.
posted by radiopaste on Mar 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me keep things clean and dry

For reasons, I have to pull a stackable washer/dryer set out of the closet it's installed in, and I have to do it by myself. I want to learn from your mistakes. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Feb 13, 2014 - 7 answers

Home Laundromat!

I would like to buy a used washer/dryer and thought I'd pick your collective brains. I've been in apartments with coin op laundry for so long the thought of buying a washer/dryer is daunting. I looked on craigslist and there are scads and scads of washers and dryers and the prices run from stoopid cheap to stoopid expensive. [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Nov 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Washer/Dryer Scratch Repair Recommendations?

Best solution for touching up appliances? [more inside]
posted by cccp47 on Aug 19, 2013 - 1 answer

What is wrong with the washer?

We have a 9-year-old front-loading Kenmore washing machine that has for the last month been giving off a musty/moldy smell. We've tried everything we can think of, cannot make it go away and cannot identify the source. What's going on and what should we do? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Jun 23, 2013 - 17 answers

Washing Machine repair: Can a mere mortal change a door gasket?

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 - 12 answers

Is there a strategy for buying major appliances?

Looking for some advice for buying a refrigerator, washer, and dryer for the first time. [more inside]
posted by massofintuition on May 24, 2013 - 39 answers

Why are my clothes still soaking?

My washing machine (a top-loading Maytag Centennial similar to this one, about 3-5 years old, I'd guess) sporadically leaves clothes dripping wet after the whole cycle's done. Other times, it works perfectly and spins the load to a much more reasonable level of dampness. [more inside]
posted by wolfnote on Mar 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Need recommendations -Washer/Dryer

Washer and Dryer recommendations needed [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Dec 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Can we mismatch a stacked washer/dryer?

Our washer & dryer are a stacked set of Frigidaire Gallery front-loading machines. The washing machine, which is 10 years old, just gave up the ghost. We'd like to replace it, but they don't currently sell a Frigidaire model that is designed to be stacked with our Frigidaire dryer (which is only 3 years old, and working just fine). I can't seem to find an appliance store that will sell us a different brand of washing machine, because they say it's not safe to stack mismatched units. Is there any way we can do this safely, so we don't have to replace a perfectly good (and expensive!) dryer just to replace the washing machine? [more inside]
posted by ericbop on Dec 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Best Combo Washer/Dryer?

What's a good combo washer-dryer available for purchase in the US? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Jun 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Wash

Long wash times and wet clothes with a Samsung front-loading washing machine -- please help! [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Mar 26, 2012 - 17 answers

will a smoker's washer/dryer make my clothes smell?

Should I buy a washer/dryer from someone who smokes? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Mar 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find EGGSactly what I need!

Small Scale Egg washing solutions for a small coop worth of eggs. (~24 Hens) [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX on Mar 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Mystery clothes wash settings on Candy Eclypsa washing machine

Help me decode the clothes washing settings on the washing machine in my new flat. [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on Nov 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Rent or buy the water?

I need to clean my deck which was pressure washed about 5-7 years ago. I want to paint it afterwards and am wondering which option to take for the cleaning. Rent or own? [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Jul 27, 2011 - 9 answers

mystery metal object with rubber bands

What's the object in this picture? It's an angled piece of metal with hooks at both ends, and two rubber bands connecting the hooks with a metal washer. It was found at a vacation rental property after vacationers checked out.
posted by germdisco on Jul 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Have you stacked your washer/dryer?

Thinking through pros and cons of stacking our washer and dryer. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Mar 29, 2011 - 21 answers


I'm tired, I'm sick, I was trying to do a load of clothes before I went to sleep, but my washing machine had other agitates fine but won't spin. What do I do??? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Mar 15, 2011 - 19 answers

Do we need professional help, or can we solve this with pizza and beer?

Mrs Monkey and I are moving across town sometime this month. We're okay with moving the carload stuff ourselves, and we'll pay off some friends to help us shift the furniture in and out of a uhaul for us, but how should we move the giant chest freezer and the washer/dryer set? [more inside]
posted by FlyingMonkey on Mar 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Seeking a stacking compact washer/dryer set for a very shallow space

Seeking a stacking compact washer/dryer set for a very shallow space. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Washing Machine-2, Me-0

I replaced the water level pressure switch on my GE top loading washing machine (whdsr209daww) - but I didn't fix the problem. What now? [more inside]
posted by mrs. taters on Oct 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Why did the front loading washing machine destroy my pants?

I just moved to Europe from the US and used a front loading washing machine. Both pairs of pants in the last load now have tears along the sides of the back pockets. Argh! What am I doing wrong, so I can fix it for my next load? What else is essential information for front loading washing machines? Anything I can do to salvage the pants? [more inside]
posted by Peter Petridish on Aug 14, 2010 - 19 answers

Go with the flow.

I'm looking to control the flow to the hot/cold water inputs into my washer, with a twist. [more inside]
posted by aflores on Jul 17, 2010 - 6 answers

That's what I get for 50 bucks, eh?

Help me identify the settings on my new (used/old) washing machine. Please? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jul 11, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I adjust water pressure for our washer

We hooked up a clothes washer in our new condo, but my wife remembers the original home inspection indicating that the water pressure was too high for the washer, and that we would need to adjust it first before first using it. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Install a washer in the Basement of Dr.Caligari!

I am trying to set up a washing machine in our basement. The washing machine we have uses a 120v plug. However, there is only one 120v outlet in the basement and it is pretty far away from the water hookups. Help me find a solution! [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Jun 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Laundry should smell nicer after it's washed.

My front-loading washing machine smells bad, and makes my clothes smell bad. It smells mildew-y or like a sour dishcloth, and has imparted sour dishcloth smell to my favorite black (i.e., can't be bleached) pants. [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 27, 2010 - 29 answers

Does my landlord owe me for a washer install gone bad?

My landlord installed a washer in my apartment...incorrectly. Now I have ruined clothing, do I have a right to ask for compensation? [more inside]
posted by There's No I In Meme on Mar 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Putting washer and dryer criss cross from connections.

Is it okay to place a washer and dry opposite of where the connections are (The dryer is electric)? [more inside]
posted by dolemite01 on Feb 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Head is on spin-cycle when it comes to finding a new washer and dryer

Washer and dryer shopping has me completely overwhelmed. I need guidance to see through the soapsuds. [more inside]
posted by banannafish on Jan 29, 2010 - 21 answers

How can I minimize the amount of lint on my clothes?

How can I minimize the amount of lint on my clothes? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Dec 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Maximum laundry, minimum space

What are your experiences using a combination washer/dryer? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 15, 2009 - 25 answers

LOUD washer end-of-cycle signal

How do I turn off the earsplitting, wakes the dead end-of-cycle signal on my clothes washer? [more inside]
posted by amro on Nov 14, 2009 - 11 answers

$600-ish front loading washer, or $350 top loader?

Is there some practically compelling reason to get a much more expensive front loading washer? I see top loading Energy Star rated washers for around $350; the cheapest front loader starts around $600. [more inside]
posted by raikkohamilonso on Sep 17, 2009 - 34 answers

F for Fake

What's the deal with these fake quarters? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 26, 2009 - 14 answers

knock knock! Who's there? Not your washer anymore

My top loading washer might be dead, can you help? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on May 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Help troubleshoot a commercial Whirlpool washer!

Help me troubleshoot the semi-new (and non-operational) washer in our apartment building. [more inside]
posted by proj on Apr 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Buying your own appliances is the hot new thing for renters?

As a tenant, how feasible is buying your own major appliances for a place you're renting? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Mar 2, 2009 - 19 answers

Please don't take me to the cleaners...

Buying a used Washer and Dryer on Craigslist: Thrify and Smart or Foolish and Regrettable? [more inside]
posted by lannanh on Feb 19, 2009 - 21 answers

Need a dispenser here.

Front windshield washer fluid dispenser doesn't dispense. This feels like an easy it? [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Feb 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Rub a dub dub and so on.

We have laundry maladies. It seems like my washer might not be draining properly, and it's lint central in my dryer. What can I do about this? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Dec 8, 2008 - 5 answers

They don't shoot dryers do they?

Should we put a misbehaving dryer in permanent time out? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Nov 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Dryer cut clothing. Dryer folk not helpful.

Clothes dryer [new] slashed clothing. "Repaired," dryer snags clothes, makes unsettling noise. Visited store 4x; sent registered mail to manufacturer 2x, nothing. Now what? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Sep 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Short-term fix for broken tap washer?

My friend has a broken tap washer, but we can't source a replacement washer tonight. He turned off the mains to stop the water from gushing out. Is there a short term fix that we can apply to the tap-with-no-washer to stop water from coming out of that tap, so that we can turn the mains back on and use water in the rest of the house?
posted by hAndrew on Jul 6, 2008 - 12 answers

How to dry moldy clothing on humid days

Will line-drying damp clothing on humid days make our clothing smell mildewy? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Jul 1, 2008 - 8 answers

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