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Thread: Yet another Honey-Do: Growling washing machine, Pt 1

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    Growling washing machine, Hopefully the 2nd to last part.

    Yet another sunny, warm Sunday, so I started early preparing for "the Last Sprint".

    By exploiting "the Next-of-kin", we managed to levitate the drum unit upwards and down into the chassis:

    Yet another Honey-Do: Growling washing machine, Pt 1-spring-suspended.jpg Yet another Honey-Do: Growling washing machine, Pt 1-looks-spanking-new-.jpg

    Motor looks brand new, no wear detectable, it just slipped in - fitted the Poly-V belt,.
    The trays for detergent and softeners got a well-needed cleanout,
    treated their insides with Liquid Car Wax, to avoid build-up of Yecch again.

    Connectors, hoses and panels went in as planned - not a single leftover part, no tools left inside either,
    so I hooked it up to the mains, water supply and drain. No leakage, no GFCI or fuse breaking.
    Seems I haven't broken anything at all thru this little adventure into the unknown, yet..!

    So - I guess the job's done!
    Now I've just have to sit on my hands for a few days for the RTV to finally cure,
    before starting it mulching its way thru the big pile-ups of all our dirty laundry, before my final report...

    Not much have changed, though: "Before" and "After" shots:

    Yet another Honey-Do: Growling washing machine, Pt 1-wmd-863b-eu.jpg Yet another Honey-Do: Growling washing machine, Pt 1-back-business.jpg

    -Does anybody have any questions?

    PS: Half an hour after posting the above I suddenly realized that I hadn't attached the rubber hose
    from the detergent/ softener trays to the drum.
    A start would've been neither good nor fun...
    Only a 15 minute fix though, but still a bummer, which just goes to show that I got cock-sure during the last moments.
    And absolutely consequential to this, I broke my self-imposed RTV cure time limit (another 24 h) and just ran the darned thing.
    No leaks whatsoever, works great, spin cycle hardly heard even @ 1600 rpm.

    Providence seemingly watched over this fool today.
    Now this washer is up for "the long term test"...

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    Project update: Almost one year to date and over 200 washing cycles later, this cheap fix is still operative.
    Put a newspaper page under the machine today, (as I have a day off work),
    ran three heavy 2-hr programmes and fished the still totally dry paper out, so there's no leakage whatsoever.

    Thanks for your participation, suggestions and encouragement throughout this project!

    Johan

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    The washer is paper-trained? Next project, a new puppy - no RTV though!



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